Hospitality and Leisure

We advise and our team has advised some of the largest hotel chains, boutique hotels and resorts, management franchises, wildlife camp and resorts and investors in the hospitality, leisure and food and beverage sector. Our services range from mergers and acquisitions, disposals, green and brown field set ups, turnkey principal leases and management agreements, franchise agreements and licenses, development and construction of all types of hotels and leisure centres including high end boutique safari camps and lodges, shopping malls and other recreational spaces. We provide financing advice and solutions, structuring and business advisory services to our clients in this sector and some of our team also sits on the boards of such businesses.

We work closely with our clients to understand and grow their businesses, and provide legal and business advisory services to them across a wide range of areas from all of their corporate and commercial needs, to acquiring or leasing concessions, property and land interests to employing staff and setting up their contracts of employment, and negotiating with suppliers and the relevant regularity bodies for a concession or licence, to brand development and structuring as well as large scale development and joint venture support. We also place great significance in advising our clients on environmental and conservation issues and applicable legislation. In line with our telecommunication, media and technology practice we are able to provide our clients with advice on technology driven models and consumer focus.