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Our travel expertise

Our travel group advise clients on a wide range of matters, including:

  • Advising on compliance with regulations specific to the sale of travel services, including the Package Travel and Linked Travel Regulations 2018, ATOL Regulations 2012, ATOL Standard Terms and Official Record Series 3.

  • Advising on membership of trade associations such as ABTA and IATA.

  • Advising on the acquisition and disposal of travel businesses, including compliance with the change of control procedures for ATOL, ABTA and IATA and negotiating ring-fencing arrangements for ATOL-holding groups.

  • Advising clients on start-up, seed, venture capital and private equity investments as well as MBOs and various management and employee incentive schemes.

  • Drafting commercial agreements with hoteliers, bedbanks, DMCs and other travel wholesalers. 

  • Running GDPR compliance programmes.

  • Advising on financial services regulations which concern travel companies, including on matters relating to consumer credit, insurance distribution and payment technology.

  • Advising on international expansion projects in jurisdictions across the world.

  • Advising on the employment and immigration issues that arise when moving staff cross-border.

  • Advising on the advertising and marketing regulations applicable to the sale of travel services, particularly concerning their application to common travel-industry issues such as headline prices, drip pricing, surcharging and the provision of pre-contract information to the customer.

  • Defending enforcement action by the Civil Aviation Authority and the Competition and Markets Authority.

  • Representing clients before the ABTA Membership Committee.

  • Acting for clients in commercial disputes in the travel industry, for instance in relation to breach of contract claims with suppliers and trade partners.

  • Advising on the obligations of travel companies when an airline fails, including the extent of obligations to refund and repatriate customers and how to recover losses through insurance and chargebacks.
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Contact

tel: +44 (0) 20 7628 2000
10 Finsbury Square, London, EC2A 1AF
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Who should I contact?

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Rhys Griffiths
Partner
Direct dial: +44 (0)20 7614 2553
rgriffiths@foxwilliams.com


Accreditations

  • Top Ranked Chambers UK 2014 - Leading Firm
  • Ranked in Chambers Europe 2013 - Leading Individual
  • Ranked in Chambers Global 2014 - Leading Firm
  • Legal 500 - Leading Firm
  • The Lawyer UK 200 - Listed Firm
  • The Law Society Excellence Awards 2012 - Shortlisted
  • Investors in People - Bronze