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Leisure lawyers

Whether you are an operator, investor, developer, asset manager or lender, our hotels team has an intimate understanding of the operating models, group and tax structures and the real estate considerations within the hotel sector.

Our top-tier and high-profile lawyers can advise on every aspect of your hotel transactions or operations. This includes domestic or cross-border matters, including acquisitions and disposals, management agreements and leases, financing and structuring, construction and development, and operational issues.

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James Miller
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
James Miller has been a partner in the Real Estate team since 2004, having joined CMS in 1997.He handles all aspects of commercial property transactions with a particular expertise in the hospitality...
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Ian McGarr
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Ian McGarr is a partner in the Real Estate Finance team.He focuses on the hotel financing sector and is a key member of the market leading CMS Hotels & Leisure sector group. He also works across various...
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Alex Patience
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Alex Patience is a partner in the International Finance Practice. He has over 20 years of experience in negotiating and structuring transactions in syndicated and leveraged finance, real estate finance,...
David Roberts
David Roberts
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
David is a corporate specialist with 25 years' experience advising on public and private M&A, private equity, joint venture and IPO transactions. His practice focuses on clients across a range of sectors...
Chris Chambers
Chris Chambers
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Sheffield
Chris Chambers is a Real Estate Partner based in our Sheffield office. He has extensive experience of a broad range of property matters, with particular expertise in relation to asset management work,...
John Cumpson
John Cumpson
Part­ner
Head of Real Estate
United Kingdom, London
John has a wide range of experience on all aspects of real estate sales and acquisitions, landlord and tenant, development, funding and joint venture work.One of John's main areas of focus is retail development,...
Sarah Wright
Sarah Wright
Part­ner
Head of Intellectual Property
Poland, Warsaw
United Kingdom, London
Sarah has built her leading IP practice advising companies on how to protect, monetise and enforce their brands and designs.Sarah advises clients in the Technology, Media and Communications, Life Sciences...
Joel Vertes
Joel Vertes
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Poland, Warsaw
Joel is a trusted IP advisor to market-leading businesses, including in the Technology, Hotels & Leisure, Retail, Media, Franchising, Energy, Manufacturing and Construction sectors. He is equally comfortable...
Thomas Page
Thomas Page
Part­ner
Head of the CMS Hotels & Leisure Group
United Kingdom, London
Thomas Page is Head of the CMS Hotels & Leisure Group. In this position, he leads an international team of over 100 specialists.With experience across Europe, Middle East, South East Asia and Africa,...
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Timothy Pitt
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Timothy Pitt is a partner working in the Real Estate and Energy & Climate Change sectors. He also advises on general commercial matters.He is dual-qualified in Scots and English law with over 25 years...