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Hotels & Leisure Lawyers

As an owner, investor, lender or operator in the hotels and leisure sector, you encounter complex business problems on a daily basis. In addition to managing your real estate assets, you face issues relating to employment, corporate, environment, tax, tenant and construction matters, often across borders. With over 100 specialists in 39 countries, we can advise you on development, M&A, leases, management and franchising, tax, construction, financing and structuring. Our mixed client base means we also advise banks, accountants and administrators, giving us an all-round view of your key issues.

CMS lawyers lead strategically in the sector, providing eight of the ten largest hotel chains in Europe with expert advice. This means you get access to the latest information, ideas and opportunities. We can introduce you to other sector players, including operators, purchasers, vendors, construction firms, financiers and investors. Such contacts can prove invaluable to your business. If you are involved in a distressed asset situation, our real estate restructuring lawyers can help sell your hotel or leisure asset out of insolvency. In the event of a dispute, our industry experts can guide you through the litigation process, ensuring you the best outcome.

Examples of deals completed in 2015: acquisition by a private investor of the La Demeure hotel in Paris; Sale by 21 Centrale Partners of its stake in Vacalians Group in Permira; Acquisition by a private industrialist of the Ibis Convention 15 Hotel in Paris, etc.

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Philippe Riglet
Part­ner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Philippe Riglet joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 1988 and became a partner in 2000. He specialises in property law. He currently assists clients, mainly major French and foreign groups, with...
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Aline Divo
Part­ner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Aline Divo is a partner in the Real Estate Legal Department. She works in real estate law and in particular in the following areas: commercial leases, hotel leases, off-plan leases, building leases, ...
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Christophe Blondeau
Part­ner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
A partner within the M&A/Corporate/Private Equity Department which he co-directs, Christophe has been advising companies, private investors, managers and investment funds in mergers/acquisitions,...
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Jean-Robert Bousquet
Part­ner
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Jean Robert Bousquet is a partner and Co-Head of the Corporate/Mergers & Acquisitions Department of CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats. Jean-Robert works on mergers and acquisitions and joint-venture...
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Benoit Gomel
Coun­sel
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Benoît Gomel joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 2015.
Célia Mayran
Célia Mayran
As­so­ci­ate
France, Neuilly-sur-Seine
Célia joined CMS Francis Lefebvre Avocats in 2014. She specialized in M&A transactions and in project operations (joint-ventures and shareholders’ agreements). She assists corporate clients as well as...