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Hotels & Leisure | UK

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Band 1
  1. Dentons
    1
    Dentons
    Hotels & Leisure
    2024 | Band 1 | 10 Years Ranked
    Dentons has a highly respected team that acts for hotel owners and investors on transactions and acquisitions in the UK and overseas. It is adept at advising lenders on financing and refinancing matters and provides additional experience in hotel management, franchise agreements and day-to-day hotel operational issues.
  2. CMS
    Hotels & Leisure
    2024 | Band 1
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Band 2
  1. DLA Piper LLP
    2
    DLA Piper LLP
    Hotels & Leisure
    2024 | Band 2 | 8 Years Ranked
    DLA Piper has an experienced team in the sale and acquisition of high-value hotel and leisure portfolios, often involving multiple cross-jurisdictional issues. It is also adept at advising on issues regarding developments including financing and asset and contract management.
  2. Paul Hastings (Europe) LLP
    2
    Paul Hastings (Europe) LLP
    Hotels & Leisure
    2024 | Band 2 | 10 Years Ranked
    Paul Hastings has a hotels-focused practice that regularly acts for owners, operators and funders on a wide range of transactional matters. The firm routinely advises prominent institutional lenders, investors and other financiers. The team is also adept in commercial issues, with expertise in branding, leasing and vast abilities in handling domestic and overseas transactions.
  3. 2
    Pinsent Masons
    Hotels & Leisure
    2024 | Band 2 | 10 Years Ranked
    Pinsent Masons has a significant market presence in the hotels and leisure sector, with a noteworthy client list and a considerable domestic footprint. The team often acts on corporate finance and secured lending matters and is well supported by strengths in complementary practice areas such as construction, banking and regulatory compliance. It is highlighted for its strength in advising on hotel management agreements.
  4. Taylor Wessing
    2
    Taylor Wessing
    Hotels & Leisure
    2024 | Band 2 | 10 Years Ranked
    Taylor Wessing has a skilled team with equal expertise in both domestic and overseas matters. It is particularly adept at advising on acquisitions and hotel management agreements, alongside solid expertise in drafting development and franchise agreements. Its client base includes owners, operators, investors and it is also adept at advising on hotel refinancing.
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Band 3
  1. Addleshaw Goddard LLP
    3
    Addleshaw Goddard LLP
    Hotels & Leisure
    2024 | Band 3 | 8 Years Ranked
    Addleshaw Goddard has a growing presence within the market. The team is called upon to handle a range of complex transactional issues, including acquisitions and financings. The group has further experience of providing counsel on development projects. The practitioners demonstrate their ability to advise a wide spectrum of clients, including hotels, banks and management consulting companies.
  2. Bird & Bird
    3
    Bird & Bird
    Hotels & Leisure
    2024 | Band 3 | 4 Years Ranked
    Bird & Bird's team advises clients across the hotels and leisure sector on a range of domestic and international mandates. The group fields expertise in a wide array of hospitality matters including financing, dispute resolution and commercial issues, such as intellectual property. It is particularly noted for its expertise in hotel franchising and management agreements.
  3. Brodies LLP
    3
    Brodies LLP
    Hotels & Leisure
    2024 | Band 3 | 3 Years Ranked
    Brodies has a full-service practice based in Scotland with a wealth of experience advising domestic and international hotel owners, operators and developers. The team regularly handles hotel acquisitions, management agreements and portfolio restructuring. It is also sought out by clients to advise on leisure matters in the sport and food and beverage sectors.
  4. Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
    3
    Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
    Hotels & Leisure
    2024 | Band 3 | 10 Years Ranked
    Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner's team advises a number of high-profile clients both nationwide and abroad. Its areas of strength include cross-border transactional work, management contracts, franchise agreements and hotel financing. Its clients include a range of blue-chip investors, lenders, owners and managers, and it has additional expertise in licensing and regulatory matters.
  5. Fieldfisher
    3
    Fieldfisher
    Hotels & Leisure
    2024 | Band 3 | 10 Years Ranked
    Fieldfisher has an established team with a broad domestic offering, complemented by notable cross-border capabilities. It provides advice on franchising, acquisitions and financing issues throughout Europe and the Middle East. The team advises a diverse client roster including hotels, food and beverage outlets, holiday travel operators and casinos.
  6. Goodwin
    3
    Goodwin
    Hotels & Leisure
    2024 | Band 3 | 3 Years Ranked
    Goodwin has an impressive practice that advises global hotel brands and investors. The team fields expertise in a wide array of hospitality matters including financing, joint ventures, acquisitions and hotel development agreements, and they are backed by a global network of offices.
  7. Watson Farley & Williams
    3
    Watson Farley & Williams
    Hotels & Leisure
    2024 | Band 3 | 3 Years Ranked
    Watson Farley & Williams has a team that advises on a wide range of hotel transactions including management and franchise agreements as well as refinancing deals. The firm also boasts expertise in hotel construction and advises hotel owners and investors on domestic and cross-border matters.
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Band 4
  1. Baker McKenzie
    4
    Baker McKenzie
    Hotels & Leisure
    2024 | Band 4 | 1 Years Ranked
    Baker McKenzie has a skilled team with considerable capabilities backed by a global network of offices. The firm routinely advises prominent institutional lenders and investors on a range of issues. The team has considerable experience of providing counsel on financings, acquisitions and hotel management agreements, with additional experience drawn from the real estate, corporate and commercial teams. 
  2. Burges Salmon LLP
    4
    Burges Salmon LLP
    Hotels & Leisure
    2024 | Band 4 | 1 Years Ranked
    Burges Salmon has a strong practice that regularly acts for owners, operators and investors. The team boasts notable strength in handling real estate acquisitions and portfolio management issues, as well as financing and corporate work. 
  3. Clifford Chance LLP
    4
    Clifford Chance LLP
    Hotels & Leisure
    2024 | Band 4 | 10 Years Ranked
    Clifford Chance has a robust transactional practice with considerable capabilities in both domestic and cross-border matters, drawing from an extensive global network for complex, multi-jurisdictional transactions. The team represents clients spanning the hospitality sector, including investors, developers and operators. It is also equipped to advise lenders on senior and mezzanine financing.
  4. Howard Kennedy LLP
    4
    Howard Kennedy LLP
    Hotels & Leisure
    2024 | Band 4 | 3 Years Ranked
    Howard Kennedy's team is noted for its ability to advise a range of clients in the hotels sector, including investors, asset managers and owners, among others. The group is routinely called upon to provide counsel on acquisitions, as well as management service and franchise contracts. The practitioners have considerable experience of handling issues that involve cross-border elements.
  5. Katten
    4
    Katten
    Hotels & Leisure
    2024 | Band 4 | 6 Years Ranked
    Katten has a strong real estate offering with notable expertise in the hospitality sector. The team advises on the sale and purchase of hotels as well as development and financing matters. It has further expertise in hotel management agreements and frequently represents lenders, investors and hotel managers.
  6. Norton Rose Fulbright
    4
    Norton Rose Fulbright
    Hotels & Leisure
    2024 | Band 4 | 4 Years Ranked
    Norton Rose Fulbright is a noted hotels group with experience advising on matters including development, financing and management agreements. The firm is highlighted for its strength in both international and domestic transactions, regularly acting on behalf of owners, developers and lenders.
  7. TLT LLP
    Hotels & Leisure
    2024 | Band 4