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Hotels & Leisure

United Arab Emirates

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. CMS UAE is at the forefront of this buoyant sector in the Middle East region and can connect you to sector specialists in globally.

CMS lawyers lead strategically in the sector, having completed more deals than any other law firm and being top ranked by all legal directories. 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.

We can give you 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.

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High­lights of our ex­per­i­ence in Ho­tels & Leis­ure in UAE
On the dis­pos­al of a port­fo­lio of 42 ho­tels with an in­ter­na­tion­ally re­cog­nised brand to a UAE­based in­vest­ment com­pany for in ex­cess of £600 mil­lion.Emaar Prop­er­ties on joint ven­ture and man­age­ment agree­ment is­sues re­lat­ing to their Ar­mani Ho­tels brand and pro­jects in Dubai, Mil­an, Lon­don, New York and Mar­rakech.Hakkas­an on man­age­ment agree­ments and re­lated doc­u­ments for the open­ing of vari­ous res­taur­ants, bars and nightclubs.Bright Start in re­la­tion to the man­age­ment agree­ment with Four Sea­sons for a new re­sort hotel be­ing de­veloped in the UAE.Dubai In­fin­ity in re­la­tion to the man­age­ment agree­ment for the pro­posed La Isla Moda Hotel on The World in Dubai.So­cial Se­cur­ity Fund In­vest­ments of Libya on their man­age­ment agree­ments with Hilton for up five hotel con­ver­sions in Libya.Cit­izenM on the real­isa­tion of a new hotel pro­ject in Tur­key.Gh­an­im Bin Saad al Saad Group on the ac­quis­i­tion of a port­fo­lio of health & fit­ness clubs in the UK and their man­age­ment agree­ment ar­range­ments for new de­vel­op­ments in the UAE.Boutique Ho­tels SA on the man­age­ment agree­ment and sub­sequent dis­pute re­lat­ing to a lux­ury life­style branded hotel in Mar­rakech.An Abu Dh­abi-based in­vest­ment house on a tour­ism real es­tate pro­ject in Mar­rakech.Ban­yan Tree Ho­tels re­gard­ing con­tract and cor­por­ate law is­sues in re­la­tion to the pur­chase of a Mo­roc­can ‘ri­ad’ and es­tab­lish­ment of new sub­si­di­ary op­er­a­tions in the tour­ist trans­port­a­tion sec­tor.Please down­load the print ver­sion be­low.

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1 May 2017
CMS, Nabarro and Olswang com­plete ground­break­ing mer­ger
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CMS builds Is­lam­ic Fin­ance Prac­tice with new part­ner ap­point­ment