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Hotels & Leisure

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. 

Our integrated & cross-border approach 

Our South African based team of multidisciplinary lawyers, qualified in English, Tanzanian & Dutch law, are supported by a team of 100 lawyers in over 70 offices including our offices in Angola, Algeria, Kenya and Morocco.

We advise you on:

  • commercial
  • corporate/M&A
  • corporate governance & compliance 
  • development & construction
  • dispute resolution
  • financing
  • financial restructuring & insolvency
  • leases
  • legal due diligence
  • private equity 
  • management and franchise agreements 
  • 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. 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.

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