Real Estate Hotels & Leisure

A five-star law firm for the hospitality sector

KWM lawyers act for a wide range of hospitality clients – including leading hotel operators, developers, investors and financiers around the world. Our clients benefit from a multidisciplinary team with expertise in structuring hotel transactions and a detailed understanding of the commercial issues within the market.

Having established long-term cooperation with world-renowned hotel groups, we have a clear understanding about the rules and common practice of hotel management, hotel franchise and high-end brand naming.

Areas of law on which we advise the hospitality sector :

  • Hotel funds
  • Hotel leases – including sale and leaseback, and operating company/property company structures
  • Management contracts
  • Hotel franchise agreements
  • Structuring transactions to achieve maximum tax efficiency
  • Mergers and acquisitions from the perspective of both trade and financial investor buyers and sellers
  • Developments, including planning and local issues relating to hotel development
  • Development, exploitation and enforcement of intellectual property rights