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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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Avis du Maître architecte et organisation d’une réunion de projet. De nouvelles étapes préalables à la demande de permis d’urbanisme.

Articles - Une des nouveautés de la réforme du CoBAT adoptée le 30 novembre 2017, publiée au Moniteur belge le 20 avril 2018 et entrée en vigueur le 1er septembre 2019 (pour ce qui concerne les demandes de permis d’urbanisme) porte sur la création de deux nouvelles étapes préalables à l’introduction d’une demande de permis d’urbanisme : l’obtention de l’avis du Maître architecte, d’une part, et l’organisation d’une réunion de projet, d’autre part. 

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06.06.2019 NL law
Masterclass: Alcohol and drug testing in the workplace

Masterclass - Stibbe will host a masterclass entitled 'Alcohol and drug testing in the workplace' on 6 June in Amsterdam. During this masterclass, employment law expert Johan Zwemmer and privacy experts Frederiek Fernhout and Judica Krikke will discuss the Dutch Data Protection Authority's general prohibition of these tests and discuss whether and how employers should implement.

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27.05.2019 EU law
One year of GDPR - The regulatory warm-up

Short Reads - The first year of the General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") is over. Although early noises predicted an entirely new data protection regime, the European legal framework did not change substantially, the major changes being an expansion of the territorial scope to non-EU countries and stronger powers of enforcement. In spite of fears and rumours of immediate enforcement and huge fines, most regulators focused on helping companies achieve compliance, or they enforced without directly imposing fines.

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02.10.2019 NL law
Politie aansprakelijk voor schietpartij Alphen aan den Rijn

Short Reads - De politie is aansprakelijk voor de schietpartij in een winkelcentrum Alphen aan den Rijn in 2011. Dat oordeelt de Hoge Raad in zijn arrest van 20 september 2019 (ECLI:NL:HR:2019:1409). Bij deze schietpartij vonden zes mensen de dood en raakten zestien mensen gewond. De dader doodde ook zichzelf. Nabestaanden van dodelijke slachtoffers, slachtoffers die gewond raakten en winkeliers spreken de politie aan tot schadevergoeding. Zij voeren aan dat de politie de vergunning voor de wapens die de man gebruikte, niet had mogen verlenen.

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06.06.2019 NL law
Masterclass: Alcohol- en drugstesten op de werkvloer

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02.10.2019 NL law
Dutch national police service liable for unlawful granting of firearms permit

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04.06.2019 NL law
Dutch Supreme Court clarifies evidentiary rules concerning signatures and signed documents

Short Reads - In two recent decisions, the Dutch Supreme Court has clarified the evidentiary power of signed documents. If the signatory unambiguously denies that the signature on the document is his or hers or claims that another party has tampered with the signature (for instance, through forgery or copying a signature from one document and pasting it in another), it is up to the party invoking the signed document to prove the signature's authenticity (ECLI:NL:HR:2019:572).

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28.01.2019 LU law
The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg implements the Register of Beneficial Owners Law

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