Hotels and Hospitality

Meet the team

With a powerful mix of technical expertise and industry experience we help players across this sector find the right balance of risk and reward.

From our long experience of advising clients around the world, we know that the hotel and hospitality industry is becoming both more sophisticated and more challenging. Having worked for (and against) major global brands, we understand the key legal and commercial concerns for the sector, including those that relate to restaurants, bars and nightclubs.

We advise on acquisitions and investments, management and franchise agreements, and sales of hotel and resort projects in jurisdictions throughout the world. Our clients include investors, developers, brands and property owners, franchisees, funders and consultants, with interests that span the asset class from provincial hotels in the UK, to serviced apartments in European cities, to luxury five star resorts in Asia.

Our multi‑disciplinary legal team draws on specialist experience from our colleagues in areas such as corporate, commercial, real estate, planning, construction, and finance to proactively offer relevant and timely advice. Through our depth of experience in the sector, we are expert in understanding what is ‘market’ and identifying specific concerns that might arise for interested parties.



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    Adjudication benefits extended by Court of Appeal in important decision

    In an important decision, the UK Court of Appeal has today overturned a High Court judgment that restricted the use of a quicker and cheaper means of resolving construction disputes. The decision in Abbey Healthcare (Mill Hill) Limited v Simply Construct (UK) LLP, in which WFW’s construction team acted for Abbey, the successful appellant, will have significant implications for the construction and real estate industries as it confirms the benefits of adjudication as being more widely available.

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    Green and Sustainable Loans: A short explainer

    Richard Hughes and Alexander Collis discuss ESG investing, investment focussed on or mindful of environmental, social and governance criteria with a particular focus on the Sustainability Linked Loan Principles and the Green Loan Principles.

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