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Hotels & Leisure

Switzerland

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. With over 100 specialists in 41 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, ensuring you the best outcome.

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01 March 2018
Num­ber 1 Hotel Law­yers in Europe
Wheth­er you’re an own­er, in­vestor, lender or op­er­at­or in the ho­tels and leis­ure sec­tor, you have com­plex busi­ness needs that call for ex­pert solu­tions. At CMS we have the ex­per­i­ence to ad­vise you on...

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14 January 2021
The In­ter­na­tion­al Hotel Law Re­view | 1st Edi­tion
Pre­face The hotel sec­tor has evolved. A lot.It is now a far cry from the coach­ing inn and the 'Mom and Pop' motel, and those who wish to own a hotel no longer have to be in­volved in its op­er­a­tion. There...
15 April 2020
New rank­ings from "The Leg­al 500" for CMS Switzer­land
New rank­ings from "The Leg­al 500" for CMS Switzer­land CMS Switzer­land is be­ing re­com­men­ded in 16 cat­egor­ies in this year's edi­tion of The Leg­al 500, pub­lished in April 2020. We are par­tic­u­larly pleased...
23 June 2019
CMS Part­ner elec­ted as ex­pert com­mer­cial judge
Dr Stefan Ger­ster elec­ted as ex­pert com­mer­cial judge CMS von Er­lach Pon­cet AG con­grat­u­lates Dr. Stefan Ger­ster MRICS, cer­ti­fied spe­cial­ist in con­struc­tion and real es­tate law, SBA, on his ap­point­ment...
16 April 2019
CMS Switzer­land fur­ther im­proves its rank­ing with The Leg­al 500
CMS Switzer­land fur­ther im­proves its rank­ing with The Leg­al 500 We are de­lighted to an­nounce that CMS Switzer­land is be­ing re­com­men­ded in 12 cat­egor­ies in this year's edi­tion of The Leg­al 500, pub­lished...
21 August 2018
Your in­tro­duc­tion to CMS Switzer­land
Who we are and what we can do for you CMS von Er­lach Part­ners is the res­ult of the 2014 mer­ger of CMS von Er­lach Hen­rici and ZPG Avocats, which brought to­geth­er two prom­in­ent Geneva and Zurich based...
July 2018
Find­ing the bal­ance: hu­man touch versus high tech
Ho­tels and res­taur­ants are in­creas­ingly ex­pec­ted to de­liv­er a new and dif­fer­ent ex­per­i­ence; one that leaves a last­ing memory, dis­tin­guishes them from their com­pet­it­ors and em­braces not just tech­no­logy...
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...
20 June 2016
CMS An­nu­al Re­view 2015-2016
We are pleased to bring you ‘De­liv­er­ing leg­al ex­pert­ise to trans­form your busi­ness - CMS An­nu­al Re­view 2015-2016’.This pub­lic­a­tion shows how we at CMS stay close to the prac­tic­al, ‘real life’...
19/10/2015
Hos­pit­al­ity Mat­ters
This edi­tion: The im­port­ance of mil­len­ni­als in the ho­tels sec­tor. Why is Frank­furt am Main or ‘Main­hat­tan’, the Ger­man busi­ness met­ro­pol­is, grow­ing in im­port­ance? What is the op­tim­al pro­cess for se­lect­ing...