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Leisure and hotels

Operating in the hotel & leisure sector you will no doubt encounter complex legal problems that require expert solutions. In addition to advising on the management of real estate assets your issues may include corporate, regulatory, construction, planning, litigation, financing and employment.

Our experienced team are experts in advising clients in this sector whether they are large multi national hotel chains, restaurants, health clubs, amusement parks or pub chains. Our clients include a FT-100 hotel chain, several well known restaurant chains and the largest pub chain in the UK. We have considerable experience on advising leasing, financing, M&A, franchise agreements, development and construction and tax.

As well as acting for a wide variety of clients in this sector, we also advise a number of banks which provide finance to these clients. We are therefore well placed to help create opportunities and business synergies for our clients.

Our experienced team of specialist licensing lawyers can provide insightful advice and practical assistance on all licensing matters across England, Wales and Scotland. The team specialises in obtaining or varying premises licences, dealing with reviews and hearings and undertaking all related work for clients who operate or wish to operate licensed premises relating to the sale of alcohol or the provision of entertainment. Our cross-sector representation of both brewers and pub chains has earned us an excellent reputation, with both leading independent guides to the legal profession, Chambers & Partners and Legal 500, ranking the team highly, in particular our liquor licensing practice.

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