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Bird & Bird

Hotels & Leisure

2 ranked lawyersBand 3UK-wideUK 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Respected practice noted for experience in advisory and transactional matters covering both hotels and leisure. Frequently called upon to advise clients on matters including financing, M&A and restructuring.

Work highlights

Acted for Fosun Tourism Group in its £11 million acquisition of the Thomas Cook brand and its subsidiaries.

Notable practitioners

James Salford demonstrates significant experience dealing with project financing, with a particular focus on the hotels and leisure industry. His broad client base includes both financial institutions and hotel owners.
"He is a pleasure to deal with and is highly dependable."

Karen Friebe is noted for her expertise in portfolio acquisitions and disposals in the hotels and leisure industry both nationally and internationally. She also has experience dealing with hotel management agreements and project development matters.
"Karen is very a experienced property lawyer with a wealth of knowledge and understanding of what a client wants."

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

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Hotels & Leisure


James Salford
Band 3
Karen Friebe
Band 2