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International Hotels and Leisure Law Firm

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 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, ensuring you the best outcome.

20/09/2023
CMS Hotels & Leisure Global Brochure
At CMS, we understand the Hotel & Leisure business environment. Our experience covers all aspects of the industry – we are there to guide you and help you grow and stay competitive in crowded markets...
02/11/2022
Hotel Industry Jargon Buster
From A&G and half board to opaque bookings and VR – the Hotel Industry Jargon Buster provides you with a comprehensive list of the most current terms in the hotel industry. This easy-to-use format allows...
23/05/2023
CMS Hospitality Matters May 2023
CMS is delighted to provide you with the latest , our bulletin for the hotels and leisure industry. Highlights of this edition include: If you would like to discuss any of the issues in this edition of or wish to provide any feedback, please contact me, the author of the relevant article or your usual contact at CMS.

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13/02/2024
Hungary makes changes to labour law, occupational health and safety at...
Hungary has initiated a series of legislative amendments to laws governing labour, occupation health and safety at work, some of which already entered into force on 1 January 2024. Specifically, Hungarian...
09/02/2024
Ukraine launches State Register of Sanctions
On 29 January 2024, the President of Ukraine by the Decree No. 36/2024, approved the Decision of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine “On Approval of the Regulation on the State Register...
02/02/2024
Hungary’s Architecture Act to reshape architecture, zoning and urban landscape
On 22 December 2023, the Hungarian parliament adopted Act C of 2023 on the Hungarian architecture, which marks a significant shift in the country’s architectural landscape, consolidating and streamlining...
17/01/2024
Hungarian Competition Authority launches study on impact of AI on competition...
On the eve of the European Commission’s calls for contributions on competition in virtual words and generative AI, the Hungarian Competition Authority (HCA) announced that it is launching a market analysis...
12/01/2024
A new tool in the fight against online infringement
Online infringements and domain squatting are challenges often faced by businesses and tackling such issues has been made all the more difficult in a post-GDPR world where most publicly available domain...
04/01/2024
CMS Competition Law and Sustainable Development Series Part 4: Sus­tain­ab­il­ity...
The concept of sustainability as it relates to mergersIn Part 1, we discussed that the concept of sustainability varies depending on its context. As addressed in the previous articles of this series (Article...
14/12/2023
CMS Competition Law and Sustainable Development Series Part 4: Sus­tain­ab­il­ity...
In the fourth instalment of this series, we will address in two parts the sustainability considerations that arise within the course of merger procedures and highlight a few important cases and legislation...
12/12/2023
Environmental claims continue to be a key focus area for the ASA after...
Last week, the Advertising Standards Authority upheld three complaints about environmental claims in advertisements published by three different airlines, finding all three misleading. The ASA identified...
01/12/2023
Supreme Court clarifies position on uncontroverted evidence - TUI Ltd v...
The Supreme Court has now clarified the position in relation to uncontroverted evidence.After nine years, TUI Ltd v Griffiths [2023] UKSC 48 has reached a conclusion which most practitioners were expecting...
17/11/2023
Proposed legislation would radically expand the UK’s class action regime
15 November 2023 saw publication of two proposed amendments to the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill that would have significant impacts on the UK’s class action regime:First, a proposed...
02/11/2023
Gambling Commission announces changes to Licence Conditions and Codes of...
Following a consultation in February 2023, the Gambling Commission (the “Com­mis­sion”) has confirmed that it will proceed with three key changes to its Licence Conditions and Codes of Practice (the...
24/10/2023
CMS Expert Guide to gambling laws in Africa
African opportunity continues to excite. As a general observation, there is and will continue to be a strong economic interest in African eco­nom­ics.  One area that is attracting the most interest is...
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