This is a specialized area of practice covering a wide range of hospitality and leisure businesses ranging from branded hotels, resorts and residences, mixed use developments, time share and fractional ownership, golf courses, theme parks, sports clubs, etc.

We are highly experienced in this area having acted over the years throughout South East Asia for many global hotel operators, brand licensors, service providers, franchisors, franchisees and owners and investors of hotels, resorts, services apartments, theme parks and other hospitality and leisure developments. – Click here for details.

So far as hotels and resorts are concerned, we regularly advise owners and operators and we are well able to cover both sides in the drafting and negotiation of hotel management documentation, including:

  • Letters of Intent/Memorandums of
    Understanding/Term Sheets

    It is vital that these are professionally drafted at the outset as they set out the broad terms and framework which will dictate the terms of the detailed binding agreements to follow.

  • Pre-opening and Technical Services Agreements

    These agreements are important to both operators and owners since they govern the design and fit out specifications of the development required by the operator to meet its brand standards at the cost of the owner.

  • Hotel, Resort, Service Apartment and Spa Management Agreements

    These lengthy and complex agreements provide the terms on which the operator will manage the development on behalf of the owner. As they typically last for up to 30 years, it is important for both parties that they properly reflect and protect the interests of both parties.

  • Licensing of Brand Marks and Name Use

    These agreements provide the terms on which the operator’s brand, trademarks and other intellectual property are licensed for use by the owner and the development. Both parties must have their respective interests protected during the operating term and post termination.

  • Marketing and Centralised Reservation Services Agreements

    These agreements oblige the operator to use its international marketing and reservation systems for the benefit of the development. The extent and cost of this service are important factors for both parties.

  • Regulatory issues, including licenses and permits

    Both parties must understand the impact of regulatory requirements affecting construction and operation.

Hotel management documentation is lengthy and detailed. From our extensive experience, we are able to save time and expense for clients by focusing only on those matters we know to be of importance, whether you are an operator or an owner.

Hotels, hospitality and leisure transactions are typically complex requiring advice on many areas of legal practice in addition to specialist knowledge and expertise. We also have the local and cross border experience and expertise in those other areas of legal practice which are likely to have an impact, such as:

  • Real Estate
  • Corporate and Structuring
  • Tax Structuring
  • Rental Pool Agreements
  • Sale and Purchase Agreements
  • Joint Ventures and Shareholder Agreements
  • Financing documentation of all kinds
  • Intellectual Property
  • Construction and Development contracts of all kinds
  • Labour Law
  • Employment Contracts
  • Asset Management
  • Dispute Resolution

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