5 August 2009 - Leading international law firm Mayer Brown has had a lead role on the administration of Premium Bars and Restaurants plc.

Premium Bars and Restaurants plc operates a portfolio of over 50 bars, restaurants, hotels and clubs in the UK under several brands, the main ones being The Living Room, Bel and the Dragon and Prohibition Bar and Grill.

In the run-up to the administration Premium Bars and Restaurants plc and its subsidiaries were advised by Mayer Brown. Restructuring partner Ashley Katz led the team which included fellow restructuring partner Ian McDonald, corporate partner Kate Ball-Dodd, restructuring associate Mahnvir Singh and corporate associate Louise Barber.

Ashley Katz, restructuring partner at Mayer Brown, said:
“Following a spate of pre-packs there now appears to be a return to trading administrations, with the administration of Premium Bars and Restaurants following hot on the heels of greeting card chain Birthdays.”

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Charlotte Ward
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