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Hotels & Leisure

United Kingdom

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 experts in 39 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.

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    Leisure

    The leisure industry is an exciting place to be. With longstanding clients operating in the pubs, bars and restaurants, health and fitness, gaming, sport and museum sectors, our leisure team operates at the heart of the industry.

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    High­lights of our ex­per­i­ence in Ho­tels & Leis­ure in...
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    1 May 2017
    CMS, Nabarro and Olswang com­plete largest ever mer­ger...
    Cre­at­ing a new fu­ture-fa­cing firm
    09/03/2017
    Busi­ness rates: Gov­ern­ment re­sponse on Check, Chal­lenge, Ap­peal con­sulta­tion...
    On 8 March, the gov­ern­ment made two an­nounce­ments which will af­fect the busi­ness rates re­gime go­ing for­ward: DCLG pub­lished its re­sponse to the con­sulta­tion on im­ple­ment­a­tion of the Check, Chal­lenge, Ap­peal pro­ced­ure; and the Chan­cel­lor an­nounced ad­di­tion­al.
    13 December 2016
    CMS, Nabarro and Olswang con­firm Prac­tice and Sec­tor...
    06/03/2017
    Hotel mar­ket re­sponds to trav­el­ler de­mands
    Icon­ic hotel names are dis­ap­pear­ing from Ed­in­burgh’s city centre, mak­ing way for more glob­ally re­cog­nised brands. Pos­sibly the most not­able change oc­curred in 2011 when the Cale­do­ni­an Hotel was re­named of­fi­cially as the Wal­dorf As­tor­ia Ed­in­burgh.
    Benjamin Hendry
    10 October 2016
    CMS, Nabarro and Olswang com­bine to cre­ate 6th largest...
    03/03/2017
    Busi­ness rates: fi­nally some good news for a rate pay­er
    The UK Su­preme Court has is­sued its de­cision in the ap­peal in New­bi­gin (VO) v S J & J Monk, which is likely to have a sig­ni­fic­ant pos­it­ive ef­fect on rates li­ab­il­it­ies for own­ers and de­velopers of prop­erty which is the sub­ject of re­fur­bish­ment or re­devel­op­ment.
    10 October 2016
    CMS, Nabarro and Olswang com­bine to cre­ate 6th largest...
    11/08/2016
    Su­preme Court guid­ance on busi­ness rates for multi-let build­ings
    The Su­preme Court has now is­sued guid­ance on how multi-let build­ings will be val­ued for the pur­poses of busi­ness rates. His­tor­ic­ally there has been some con­fu­sion as to how to treat the valu­ation of dif­fer­ent floors in a multi-let build­ing where a par­tic­u­lar.
    17 June 2016
    Olswang ad­vises Hard Rock In­ter­na­tion­al on its plans...
    02/08/2016
    Break­ing up just got a lot harder to do
    A break right con­di­tion­al on giv­ing up va­cant pos­ses­sion has al­ways been a cause for con­cern; what is va­cant pos­ses­sion can be dif­fi­cult to as­cer­tain. Last week’s case of River­side Park Lim­ited v NHS Prop­erty Ser­vices Lim­ited em­phas­ised how im­port­ant it is.
    15/06/2016
    CMS is ad­vising the UK’s largest ten-pin bowl­ing op­er­at­or...
    24/05/2016
    CMS UK launches Brexit check­lists
    15/04/2016
    Middle East prac­tice re­cog­nised across key leg­al dir­ect­or­ies
    Thomas Page
    Spring 2016
    Hos­pit­al­ity Mat­ters - Spring 2016
    Cur­rent top­ics in the hotel in­dustry
    James Parkes
    23/02/2016
    James Parkes and Jenny Al­lan named in Fin­an­cial News’...
    16/11/2015
    Mar­ri­ott In­ter­na­tion­al’s sur­prise an­nounce­ment of $12.2bn...
    11/11/2015
    CMS ad­vises Al­gon­quin on €420 mil­lion hotel port­fo­lio...
    28/10/2015
    Num­ber 1 Hotel Law­yers in Europe