Retail, Hotels & Leisure
Globalisation, the proliferation of brands, and the growth of e-commerce and m-commerce continue to present challenge and opportunity to the retail, hotels & leisure sector. At the same time, businesses are not immune to the continuing macroeconomic pressures; there is far less discretionary spend available and, coupled with increased consumer choice, it is now harder than ever before to win and retain loyal customers. Moreover, the pace of change in technology has opened up geographic boundaries whilst at the same time increasing the regulation to which businesses are subject.
We understand that retail, hotels & leisure businesses are not just about real estate – they are also about multi-channel marketing, personalised customer experience and customer loyalty in a global context. We have worked closely over the years with a wide range of established, global brands as well as new aspirational businesses with radical business models.
We advise across all aspects of the legal needs of retail, hotels & leisure businesses – from transformational corporate and real estate transactions, joint ventures or partnering arrangements to brand exploitation models such as licensing, franchising and sponsorship deals. Our team is recognised for its legal expertise and many of our lawyers have also worked within the sector, whether on secondment or in prior careers. That’s how we keep our advice pragmatic and focused.