London - Mayer Brown advised GA Europe, the leading retail restructuring specialist, on its investment into the footwear chain Shoon, which went into administration on 6 February 2012.

Ashley Katz, co-leader of the Restructuring practice at Mayer Brown said, "We are delighted to have assisted GA Europe on its investment in Shoon and helped to preserve this distinct retail brand which has significant potential for development."

Ashley Katz led the Mayer Brown team, assisted by Corporate partner Kate Ball-Dodd, Employment partner Chris Fisher, Tax partner Sandy Bhogal, associate Jessica Walker (Restructuring), Michelle Wyatt (Corporate), Aaron Lockyer (Finance), Simon Hartley (Real Estate) and Purvis Ghani (Employment).

The team has also advised GA Europe on its investments in British Bookshops, Suits You and TJ Hughes.