Alpha Advocates and Legal Consultants

Hotels and Leisure

Numerous global giants have made investments in the Middle East and North Africa’s thriving hotel and leisure industry.

Our 20-person specialised hotel and leisure team is the biggest in the area, offering advice on the most complicated and significant acquisitions.

Commercially savvy guidance

Our in-depth knowledge of the industry enables us to provide our hotel and leisure clients with commercially astute guidance that will enable them to achieve their goals.

We take the time to learn about our clients’ goals and financial situation because we are familiar with their enterprises. This implies that we can offer suggestions and ideas to make them successful, ranging from counsel regarding expanding a company and getting ready for franchising to aiding in the selection of suitable suppliers and organising teams to work on new projects.

Professional guidance on all legal matters

Our clients pick us because we are qualified to assist them with all of their MENA region legal needs. Our multilingual solicitors have outstanding connections with regulators and practise in ten different countries. In fact, we contributed to the drafting of laws in numerous nations.

Our hotel and leisure team collaborates with solicitors from all throughout the Alpha Advocates and Legal Consultants network, including specialists in banking, employment, company structuring, and dispute resolution.

We collaborate with funders, investors, operators, developers, hotel owners, and other industry participants in the hospitality and leisure industries.

Our Leisure and Lodging Options

  •  Operator Scheduling
  •   Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, and Acquisitions and Disposals
  •   Long-Term Strategic Planning and Corporate Structuring
  •   Franchise Contracts
  •   Licencing for Projects and Operations
  •   Funds, Finance, and Reits
  •   Development of Hotels and Resorts
  •   Title and Strata Organisation for Mixed-Use Projects
  •   Pool Rentals, Furnished and Branded Apartments
  •   Vacation Homes and Timeshares
  •   Restoration / Refurbishment
  •   Ip, Media, and Telecommunications
  •   Daily Operations, Such as Leasing and Licencing to Third Parties
  •   Employment and Human Resources
  •   Resolution of Disputes

Samples of Our Work from Hotels and Leisure

  • Offering guidance to Abu Dhabi National Hotels regarding the historic purchase of five opulent hotels from Emaar PJSC in desirable locations in Dubai, as well as the negotiation of hotel management contracts with Emaar to ensure the hotels’ continuous operation under the Address, Vida, and Manzil brands. Among the things we advised on were target asset due diligence, car ownership and business operations, construction, insurance, and employment issues, hotel management negotiations and related agreements, and share sales and related agreements.
  • Providing advice to a Qatar investor on choosing the right corporate structure to invest in a development of branded flats and hotels on the Jumeirah Palm in Dubai by acquiring shares and forming a joint venture with the developer/owner. For this project, confidentiality agreements, memorandums of understanding, shareholder agreements, incorporation of different owner-corporate vehicles in Dubai, completion of development project due diligence, share transfer execution, and dealing with all relevant government bodies were all included.
  • We handle a wide range of legal matters for several of the largest brands in the area. Atelier De Joel Robuchon, Amazonico, Arts Club, Ce La Vie, Cipriani, Coya, LPM, Nusret, Paris Society Group, SushiSamba Dubai, and Zuma are a few of our clientele.

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