We have extensive experience in advising a variety of clients on all real estate issues concerning the hotels and hospitality sector having acted for many high profile restaurants and hotel operators over many years.

We have advised on the acquisitions and disposals of freehold and leasehold premises and in conjunction with our corporate colleagues, of operating companies as well as restructuring and finance arrangements. Our instructions have also involved hotel development projects, hotel management agreements, advice on tronc payments and competition and regulatory issues in the hotel food and drink industry. We also assist on a day to day basis with property management teams within this sector in dealing with matters such as tenant consent applications relating to use, fit outs, refurbishments and alterations, wayleaves and telecoms issues as well as rent reviews, service charge issues and lease renewals and extensions.

Our clients own a diverse range of assets, from large multi-million pound prime Central London and West End hotels and high profile restaurant premises to single site operators and restaurant entrepreneurs.

Our clients value our focus on providing a great service, quick and efficient responses to instructions and queries and our focus on working commercially as part of a collaborative team with our clients and their other professional advisors.

Hotels & hospitality expertise

  • Acquisitions & disposals of hotels, restaurants & bars
  • Asset management including rent reviews & licences to alter
  • Competition issues & regulatory matters in the food & beverage sector
  • Employee issues including tronc payments
  • Hotel management agreements
  • Hotel development projects
  • Lease renewals / extensions
  • Ownership restructuring
  • Refinancing & funding to facilitate expansion plans
  • Service charge issues & property disputes
  • Acquisitions & disposals of hotels, restaurants & bars
  • Asset management including rent reviews & licences to alter
  • Competition issues & regulatory matters in the food & beverage sector
  • Employee issues including tronc payments
  • Hotel management agreements
  • Hotel development projects
  • Lease renewals / extensions
  • Ownership restructuring
  • Refinancing & funding to facilitate expansion plans
  • Service charge issues & property disputes

Hotels & hospitality experience

  • Acted on behalf of Accor S.A in connection with the acquisition of premises in London for a new hotel concept.

  • Acted on behalf of Park Tower Hotel Knightsbridge in connection with ongoing management, development and leasing matters.

  • Acted for Caravan Coffee and Restaurants on the acquisition of a number of restaurants.

  • Advised an established overseas restaurant business in opening their first site in Central London.

  • Acted for Bleeding Heart Restaurants in relation to its property portfolio.

  • Acted for Como Metropolitan London in connection with lease matters, refinancing and casino underletting to Genting.

  • Acted on behalf of St Vibes Limited, the proprietor of the Clove Club, the Michelin Star restaurant based in Shoreditch, in connection with general legal advice and acquisition of new premises.

  • Advised on the operating services, licence and royalty, and technical services agreements in respect of a new St. Regis hotel in southern Europe.

  • Advised on a series of disposals of various venues and general legal advice for the New Pub Company.

  • Acted for the Wright Bros on their property assets including lease acquisitions and the disposal of the Ferry Boat Inn, Cornwall.

  • Advised on a number of leasehold transactions for the Caprice Group.

  • Acted for the Strand Palace Hotel in relation to development matters.

"They are diligent, responsive and highly focused with an ability to perform quickly."


Chambers UK 2022

"Very responsive and understanding of their clients’ needs."


Legal 500 2022

'"Fox Williams provide a first class service across all sectors."


Legal 500 2022

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