We are a leading, international advisor in the hotel sector that offers a multi-disciplinary team covering all areas of transactional, advisory and contentious activity in this area and are supported by our network of offices across Europe, the Middle East and Asia.
Our team has developed an in-depth understanding of the key features unique to this sector and has a proven track record spanning many years and through all periods of the economic cycle. We combine high-quality, first-class legal skills with our knowledge and experience of the practical and business issues faced by our clients.
We provide the following core services to owners, operators and financiers:
- Secured and unsecured financings
- Hotel and restaurant management arrangements
- Asset management
- Regulatory advice
- Dispute resolution.
At Simmons & Simmons we are able to offer a truly distinctive service, offering our clients a team of lawyers who, between them, have experience across every area of the hotel sector. Our proven ability, commerciality, track record and market knowledge are deployed for the benefit of our clients, who also benefit from our award winning client service.
We pride ourselves on providing outstanding service with a focus on providing protection, solutions, timely delivery and value for money.
Having acted for some of the highest profile owners, operators and financiers across the sector, we don’t just offer an in-depth understanding of the pertinent issues: we also understand how they relate to each party.
From complex luxury branding structures to a myriad of financing techniques for successful acquisitions, our lawyers offer experience across every area that touches on the hotel sector. We involve ourselves in all phases of an asset’s life cycle, providing our clients with support from the development phase, through financing, management and sale.
Our team is able to support large scale investment transactions, having acted on multiple acquisitions including portfolios of hotels and mixed use developments.
We also know how market changes have impacted businesses involved in this industry, so we can provide commercial and relevant advice across the full range of areas required.
Our services include the following:
- asset management
- dispute resolution services
- financing (equity and debt)
- joint ventures
- negotiating hotel management agreements
- regulatory advice
- the acquisition and sale of hotel assets.