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The CMS Leisure practice has tremendous experience acting on the sell and buy side of gym operators and private equity investors in the gym and personal fitness sector. We also have deep experience working alongside franchise based gym businesses, whether acting for the franchisor or helping franchisees to grow.

CMS not only offers a full menu of legal services but also can provide access to an unrivalled network of contacts of owners, executives, investors and funders. Thus, whether you are a buyer and seller of a gym chains, the franchise owner of gym concepts, a property developer investing in the fitness sector, a private investor looking to grow a business in the gym and fitness space, the founder looking for advice on the establishment of a new gym or fitness business, a service provider delivering outsourced management services to the gym and fitness sector, someone needing advice on trademark brand protection and helping clients with their dispute issues – CMS has the team for you.

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High­lights of our ex­per­i­ence in Gyms 2022
Gym high­lights Gym­box - A sig­ni­fic­ant amount of port­fo­lio and fin­an­cing leg­al ser­vices over the years.Graph­ite - In­vest­ment in up­mar­ket gym group The Third Space and the sale of The Third Space to En­core...
CMS Hos­pit­al­ity Bites­ize series - The growth in pop­ular­ity of Man­age­ment...
A lively pan­el dis­cus­sion on the grow­ing pop­ular­ity of man­age­ment agree­ments out­side of the tra­di­tion­al hotel in­dustry – where the res­taur­ants, gyms, bars, mem­bers clubs and the wider leis­ure sec­tor...
Nov­el coronavir­us and the hotel sec­tor
Glob­al tour­ism and hotel rev­en­ues are cur­rently be­ing severely af­fected as a res­ult of the out­break of the nov­el coronavir­us (Cov­id-19) in late 2019. Pro­tect­ing staff and guests The World Health Or­gan­iz­a­tion...