PRACTICE AREASHotels and Leisure

We provide comprehensive advice to hotel companies and other operators in the sector through a specialized and business focused team

We provide advice on a regular basis to owners of domestic and international hotel chains, tour operators, travel agencies, timeshare companies, airlines, investors and other operators of the tourism, catering and entertainment industries. We have extensive knowledge of the sector and have advised on highly complex transactions.

Our team is made up of lawyers specializing in different areas of law and offers a multidisciplinary service to the leisure & hospitality sector. We are well known for our personalized and practical service, which covers all the needs of companies in this sector. Furthermore, the firm's professionals have experience providing legal advice abroad (mainly in EMEA and Latam), and have helped many of our customers in their internationalization and expansion processes.

We provide legal advice to the hotel, hospitality and restaurant industry concerning:

Corporate and M&A

We offer legal advice on M&A deals such as purchasing or selling hotel establishments and chains, plots, auxiliary and similar facilities both national and internationally; negotiating and creating joint ventures, strategic alliances and co-brands; designing and setting up timeshares, rental pools, fractional ownership, etc.

Contractual Law

we offer advice for drafting all types of commercial contracts such as leases, hotel management contracts, franchise, sliver equity, technical assistance, as well as agreements with online distribution channels, booking engines, GDS, etc. We also offer advice on various agreements with industry operators on strategic and commercial purposes, especially with large tour operators and distributors in the sector, mainly in the US, Canada, UK and Germany.

Financing and restructuring

Our advice includes negotiating various financing contracts as well as restructuring tour and hotel projects, and also covers the design of specific guarantee packages, with or without recourse to shareholders, both in Spain and abroad.

Tax

Our services include on-going tax advice; estate planning; domestic and international corporate taxation as well as internationalization of tour and hotel operators.

Real estate

We offer advice on all types of real estate development transactions, ranging from finance structuring and negotiating, to advising on hotel leasing agreements, property purchases and sales, construction, refurbishment and project management for buildings and facility management for tourist facilities, hotels and shopping centers, etc.

Planning

Our advice includes fully managing land, processing planning agreements and administrative concessions, and obtaining any licenses and authorizations needed to carry out business in the hotel industry.

Dispute Resolution

We offer advice and representation to hotel, restaurant and leisure chains in both civil and commercial procedures in Spain and abroad.

Intellectual property

We offer advice on how to protect and use intellectual property assets as well as on data protection, especially in relation to new technologies (e-procurement, etc.).

Labor and Employment

Our services include on-going employment advice, job recruitment procedures, incentive plans for managers and employees, and advice on any other aspect related to labor and Social Security issues.