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Hotels & Leisure


As an owner, investor, lender or operator in the hotels and leisure sector, you encounter complex business issues. In addition to managing real estate assets, your issues may include corporate, tax, financing, construction, environment, litigation and employment matters, often across borders. With over 100 specialists in 42 countries, 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.

CMS lawyers lead strategically in the sector, advising the top investors, funds and lenders in the market. We consistently advise on more transactions in this sector in Europe than any other law firm. 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 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.

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Get fin­an­cial sup­port from the state
CMS sup­ports you with ap­plic­a­tions for fixed cost sub­sidies for your com­pany dur­ing the Corona crisis. Find more in­form­a­tion here.
13 February 2018
The rise of the new lux­ury eco­nomy
Travel has al­ways played host to dra­mat­ic and of­ten dis­rupt­ive changes. At CMS’s an­nu­al tech­no­logy con­fer­ence, In­nov­ate to Sur­vive, onefinestay’s CEO, Javi­er Ce­dillo-Es­pin de­livered a key­note, sum­mar­ised...
Ho­tels and COV­ID-19
What is the im­pact of COV­ID-19 on the hotel in­dustry and the as­so­ci­ated leg­al areas? Read more here!
COV­ID-19 - Waiv­ing the ob­lig­a­tion to pay rent?
What leg­al ef­fects does COV­ID-19 have on the rent pay­ment ob­lig­a­tion? Read here everything worth know­ing about this top­ic!
19 February 2020
Es­tab­lish­ing nurs­ing care fa­cil­it­ies in Aus­tria and SEE: new CMS guide...
New CMS Guide: "Seni­or Hous­ing in SEE" – Over­view of the In­vest­ment Cli­mate in South­east Europe. Read more here!
16 August 2019
Not just a logo on a t-shirt - spon­sor­ing es­ports
30% of Hotel and Res­taur­ant rev­en­ue now comes from the mil­len­ni­al gen­er­a­tion
July 2018
Find­ing the bal­ance: hu­man touch versus high tech
Mil­len­ni­als and the fu­ture of the hotel and res­taur­ant sec­tor
CMS ad­vises Hirmer Group on suc­cess­ful ac­quis­i­tion of Travel Charme Ho­tels...
Five-Star ad­vice
Bro­chure Ho­tels & Leis­ure
CMS and DLA Piper Ad­vise Er­ste Group Im­mor­ent on the Sale of a Croa­tian...