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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 39 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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Published in ceelegalmatters.com I 15 September 2020
The Buzz in Croa­tia: In­ter­view with Mar­ija Zrno Prosic of CMS
​“This year was not chaot­ic just due to Cov­id-19 or the earth­quake that struck Zagreb,“ says CMS Part­ner Mar­ija Zrno Prosic, “but also be­cause of the par­lia­ment­ary elec­tions that were held in...
Published in the Financial Times I 13 august 2020
Fin­an­cial Times: FT hack­a­thon spurs leg­al in­nov­a­tions in Cov­id-19 pa­per­less...
Earli­er this year, ​CMS and MRP united dur­ing the FT hack­a­thon to cre­ate The Green­er Token, an app-based in­cent­ive scheme that en­cour­ages con­sumers to choose more en­vir­on­ment­ally friendly ho­tels. Read...
17 February 2020
Ad­ria Hotel For­um
Hilton Garden Inn Zagreb - Rad­nicka, Croa­tiaAd­ria Hotel For­um (AHF) is the lead­ing South­east European hotel in­vest­ment con­fer­ence. A place where key play­ers gath­er to dis­cuss the latest hotel in­vest­ment...
Five-Star ad­vice
Run­ning ho­tels and leis­ure fa­cil­it­ies as well as pur­chas­ing or selling such as­sets can raise a host of com­plex leg­al ques­tions. Truly sound ad­vice in this field not only needs to cov­er is­sues of real...
CMS and DLA Piper Ad­vise Er­ste Group Im­mor­ent on the Sale of a Croa­tian...
The five-star hotel and apart­ment com­plex Ra­dis­son Blu Re­sort & Spa, Dubrovnik Sun Gar­dens is one of the largest ho­tels in Croa­tia. The seller in what is the largest hotel trans­ac­tion in CEE this year...
Amend­ments to the Forest Law
On the 15 Ju­ly 2014 the Croa­tian Par­lia­ment ad­op­ted the Act on Amend­ments to the Forest Act, with a view to promptly ini­ti­ate qual­ity in­vest­ment pro­jects. The Act entered in­to force on 8 Au­gust 2014.We...