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Our team’s comprehensive hotels and leisure expertise delivers pragmatic guidance and support in all legal and taxation concerns.

Hotels and Leisure

With knowledge and expertise in all hotels and leisure matters, we act on every aspect of transactions for hotel chains, hotel investors, and leisure companies.

Guiding clients through every stage, we advise on acquisition, (re)financing, investment, divestment, real estate ownership, employment law issues and construction permits. We also deal with intellectual property, trademarks and licensing agreements.

Furthermore, we handle all contract drafting matters such as sale and lease back, leasing agreements and hotel management agreements. We are also involved in advising, negotiating and drafting of commercial contracts entered into between hotel owners and hotel franchisees. 

The strength of our interdisciplinary team extends to regulatory issues, taxation, property developments (holiday and leisure parks), hotel groups, investment funds and real estate funds.

In addition, we have successfully represented our clients in international litigation and arbitration regarding hotel and leisure matters on many occasions.

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