Our Hotels & Leisure team provides a comprehensive range of tailored legal services throughout the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), covering all areas relevant to the hospitality, food & beverage and leisure sectors.

Our team comprises of experienced lawyers who work across the entire range of legal disciplines within the firm.  Together, they form a specialist industry sector group catering to all requirements of our clients.  We advise on every type of product, including hotels, integrated resorts, serviced apartments, restaurants and nightclubs, golf clubs, marinas and yacht clubs, leisure clubs and spas, including hotel acquisition and disposals, timeshare, fractional ownership and rental pool arrangements – whether they are independent or part of an overall mixed use development.

We regularly act for owners, developers, operators, investors and other stakeholders to provide a turnkey service covering acquisition, disposal, development, licensing, financing, operation and dispute resolution.  These services are provided by lawyers from various specialisms, including Real Estate, Corporate & Commercial, Corporate Structuring and Licensing, Employment, Construction & Infrastructure, Intellectual Property, Technology, Media & Telecoms, Banking & Finance, Projects, and Arbitration/Litigation.

Our expertise ranges from site/property acquisition and disposal, corporate structuring and long-term strategy planning, joint venture arrangements, franchise agreements, project and operational licensing, project finance, REITS, equity and debt financing, hotel and resort development and construction, title/strata structuring for mixed-use developments (compromising residential real estate with hotel and/or serviced/branded apartment components), hotel operator appointment, rental pool  arrangements for serviced and branded apartments, branded residences, day-to-day operational matters, employment related advice, property refurbishment/renovation, intellectual property protection and dispute resolution.

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