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Hotels & Leisure lawyers

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. As well as managing real estate assets, you may face corporate, tax, financing, construction, environment, litigation and employment issues, often across borders. With over 300 experts in 42 countries, our International practice 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. . 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.

Being so immersed in the sector, means that we can also introduce you to other sector players, including operators, purchasers, vendors, construction firms, financiers and investors - as well as developed hoteliers looking for growth in new and undeveloped markets. Such contacts can prove invaluable to your business.

 
Andrew Besser
Andrew Besser
Part­ner
Israel, Tel Aviv
With over 25 years' experience, Andrew has advised on all aspects of banking law and has particular expertise in acting for lenders and large property companies involved in complex real estate financings...
Steven Billingham
Steven Billingham
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Steven is a partner in the Real Estate Team. He acts for a variety of institutional, foreign and private investors across a varied range of investment and development transactions.Steven has a wide variety...
Louise Boswell
Louise Boswell
Part­ner
Solicitor Advocate
United Kingdom, London
Louise Boswell advises on disputes and dispute risk areas in a range of sectors.  She regularly acts on complex commercial contractual disputes including post-acquisition and on termination, and disputes...
David Bridge
David Bridge
Part­ner
Solicitor Advocate
United Kingdom, London
David Bridge is a partner and solicitor advocate with 18 years of experience handling claims involving international arbitration and all forms of ADR.He typically acts on large, complex disputes, often...
Graeme Bruce
Graeme Bruce
Part­ner
United Kingdom, Glasgow
Graeme Bruce is a partner in the Corporate department with over 25 years of experience as a corporate lawyer. He is consistently listed as a leading lawyer in the directories and specialises in a range...
Ciaran Carvalho
Ciaran Carvalho
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Ciaran is The Head of the CMS UK Real Estate Team and co-chair of the CMS Global Real Estate Group and on the CMS UK Board. The clients he works with include a broad range of international and domestic...
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 Cloke
John Cloke
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
John is a partner in the commercial media team with over 15 years’ experience, with a particular focus on transactions involving the exploitation of media and other commercial rights in sport. His clients...
Nick Crosbie
Nick Crosbie
Part­ner
United Kingdom, London
Nick Crosbie is a partner in the Corporate/M&A team at CMS in London and has been recognised for his work in both the Legal500 and Chambers & Partners directories. Nick advises a diverse set of clients...
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...