The Luminar Group


Luminar Group was the UK's largest nightclub chain, trading from over 70 sites and employing more that 3,000 people.

In October 2011 Ernst and Young were appointed as administrators. Following a six week trading period and having received over 200
expressions of interest, the administrators successfully sold the business as a going concern, securing a potential tenant for more than 50 leasehold sites and ensuring the ongoing employment of over 2,700 staff.

This webinar will provides an overview on the events leading up to the appointment, challenges encountered during the Luminar Group administration and summarise some of the key learning points from the trading and sale process.

Mark will cover areas relevant for insolvency practioners working on administrations of all sizes, with specific topics discussed including:

• Planning the appointment
• Day one matters
• Licensing
• Negotiating with suppliers
• The challenges of leases and landlords (including the recent Luminar Lava Ignite judgement)
• Dealing with employees
• The sale of business process

This informative webinar took place in July 2012 but you can register to watch the recording for £30 + VAT.

Email or complete the booking form. You will receive:

  • A comprehensive overview of the Luminar Group administration
  • Presentation slides
  • 1 CPE 


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