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Whether you are an owner, investor, lender or operator in the hotels and leisure sector, you are faced with uniquely complex business issues that require practical and innovative solutions. You can depend on over 100 specialists in 34 countries for advice on M&A, financing, development & construction, leases, management and franchise agreements, operational issues and tax structuring worldwide. CMS lawyers lead strategically in the sector, providing eight of the ten largest hotel chains in Europe with expert advice.

In addition to our core client base of investors, funds 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.

02/07/2018
Finding the balance: human touch versus high tech
Hotels and restaurants are increasingly expected to deliver a new and different experience; one that leaves a lasting memory, distinguishes them from their competitors and embraces not just technology...

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06/06/2024
Gambling Regulation: Opportunities and Challenges 2024
The gambling sector in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) is constantly evolving, driven by regulatory changes that are shaping the industry. CMS is excited to present the third edition of our comprehensive...
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...
03/04/2023
Rigorous European legislation bringing clarity on proper green communication
Environmental awareness and sustainability have been subjects of intense discussions since they are of growing importance to individuals in their daily decisions. Because this dimension of economic competition...
31/03/2023
CMS Expert guide on Right Bidding vs Bid Rigging
Public procurement rules and their strict observance is of key importance to ensure good quality products and services to citizens on the best possible financial and service delivery terms. An efficient...
20/03/2023
Out with the old, in with the new? Considerations for patentees in opting...
So far in this series of blog posts, we began with an article that highlighted some of the key changes between the current European system of patent prosecution and enforcement and the new Unitary Patent...
06/03/2023
Future impact of emerging technologies on IP protection and enforcement...
As technology develops rapidly, the way in which stakeholders protect and enforce their intellectual property (IP) is changing and will continue to change in the future, but how? And should existing IP...
21/02/2023
UK regulator joins the global enforcement trend and warns employers to...
The overlap between employees’ rights and competition law has long been predicted by competition specialists. Cartel enforcement in labour market agreements became a fledgling activity of competition...
26/01/2023
Romania introduces new tax for operators in the gambling sector
Romania introduced a new contribution payable by economic operators in the gambling sector through the passage of Law no. 286/2022 for the implementation of Government Emergency Ordinance no. 83/2022...
04/01/2023
Romanian gambling regulator clarifies advertising rules
The Romanian National Office for Gambling (NOG) has clarified the interpretation of Art. 7 para. (4) of Emergency Government Ordinance no. 77/2009, which expressly prohibits pub­li­city/ad­vert­ising, outside...
04/01/2023
EU adopts NIS2 Directive to enhance cybersecurity and resilience
The NIS2 will provide the framework for cybersecurity risk management measures and reporting obligations in specified sectors, such as energy, transport, health, and digital infrastructure. Furthermore...
20/12/2022
CMS Expert Guide to Gambling Laws in CEE
The gambling sector continues to evolve and develop rapidly across CEE. To keep pace with the industry, CMS presents a new and comprehensive expert guide that digs deep into the legal landscape of gambling...
16/12/2022
European Super League suffers damaging blow in latest round of legal challenge
The proposed European Super League (ESL) needs little introduction – when announced in April 2021, the plans to launch a breakaway league involving some of Europe’s biggest clubs received a severe...