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Hotels & Leisure

As an owner, investor, lender or operator in the hotels and leisure sector, you encounter complex business issues that require expert solutions. In addition to managing real estate assets, your issues may include corporate, tax, financing, construction, environment, litigation and employment matters, often across borders. CMS UAE is at the forefront of this buoyant sector in the Middle East region and can connect you to sector specialists in globally.

CMS lawyers lead strategically in the sector, having completed more deals than any other law firm and being top ranked by all legal directories. We can advise you on M&A, financing, development & construction, leases, management and franchise agreements and tax structuring. In addition to our core client base of investors and lenders, we also advise operators, brand owners, administrators, construction companies and technology providers.

We can give you 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 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.

High­lights of our ex­per­i­ence in Ho­tels & Leis­ure in UAE
On the dis­pos­al of a port­fo­lio of 42 ho­tels with an in­ter­na­tion­ally re­cog­nised brand to a UAE­based in­vest­ment com­pany for in ex­cess of £600 mil­lion.Emaar Prop­er­ties on joint ven­ture and man­age­ment agree­ment...

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19/09/2018
De/Re Flag­ging in the Ho­tels In­dustry
CMS and Drees & Som­mer are de­lighted to in­vite you to our up­com­ing Ho­tels sec­tor event.The past 18 months have seen some high pro­file cases where the brand over the hotel door has been changed. Where...
01/05/2017
CMS, Nabarro and Olswang com­plete ground­break­ing mer­ger
Lon­don, 1 May. CMS UK, Nabarro and Olswang today an­nounce the com­ple­tion of their trans­form­a­tion­al mer­ger, cre­at­ing the 6th largest law firm glob­ally by head­count. Trad­ing as CMS, and with 70 of­fices...
07/03/2016
CMS builds Is­lam­ic Fin­ance Prac­tice with new part­ner ap­point­ment
CMS is pleased to an­nounce the ap­point­ment of Sha­keel Adli as a part­ner to the firm’s Bank­ing and Fin­ance prac­tice. He joins from Norton Rose Ful­bright.Sha­keel will be based in the Dubai of­fice and...