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Hotels and Leisure

Clients turn to Allen & Overy for our proven track record and understanding of the hotels and leisure sector.

We first became involved in the sector at the beginning of the 1980s and have continuously developed our practice since then. We advise some of the world's largest and most prestigious hotel chains and investors on the full range of legal services including acquisitions, disposals, developments and construction, equity capital market fundraisings, bond issues, whole business securitisations, litigation and M&A.

Allied to this is the sector insight that we have built up over the previous 30 years. Our unmatched international footprint among elite global law firms means we have advised on matters in over 40 jurisdictions mirroring the development of the hotels and leisure sector as it has grown internationally.

Our investor client base includes corporate owners, private equity funds and high net worth individuals among others. Given the real estate-backed nature of the asset class, transactions in the sector regularly involve advanced financing solutions enabling us to combine our structuring and tax advice with project management expertise.

News & insights

Publications: 30 JUNE 2020

Beyond Covid-19: Emerging market private equity driving growth

This timely discussion is part of a series of Allen & Overy conversations with senior industry players to explore opportunities for recovery and growth.

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Publications: 19 JUNE 2020

European Commission targets foreign subsidies causing market distortions

As part of a broader effort to reshape the EU’s trade policy, the European Commission (EC) proposes to expand its toolbox to tackle foreign subsidies undermining the level playing field in the EU’s…

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News: 19 JUNE 2020

Global trends in private M&A: Covid-19 update

We have recently produced an updated client presentation on global trends in private M&A. Over the last eight years, we have analysed almost 1,300 private M&A deals that Allen & Overy advised on…

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Publications: 04 OCTOBER 2019

Outstanding performance by A&O in global M&A league tables

A&O has marked the end of Q3 2019 with an outstanding performance in the M&A league tables; the result of advising on a number of complex, high-value transactions in a wide range of sectors and…

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