Hospitality & Leisure

“VAA has been instructing Harbottle & Lewis since 1984 and we keep coming back for a reason, not only is their service first class, they genuinely care and take a real interest in our business.”

Julian Homerstone, General Counsel, Virgin Atlantic Airways Limited

The advice we provide is industry specific, commercial and strategic. While we consistently provide advice that is of the highest quality, we take pride in our ability to make even the most complex of matters appear simple.

We work with our clients to ensure the advice they receive is not only of the highest quality but is managed and resourced in the most cost effective manner. This includes being open to adopting the most appropriate pricing model for each individual piece of work and being transparent from the start of any project. Working closely in this way with our clients, we can deliver the high quality legal advice they require in the most cost efficient manner.

We act for high profile companies and their founders, including some of the world’s most well-known individuals in the Hospitality & Leisure sector. We act on sizeable acquisitions and disposals of hotels and other hospitality venues. We also have a significant offering in the live sector, acting for owners of theatres and other live venues and have also acted for a number of internationally renowned chefs, key executives in the restaurant sector and restaurant groups. We are also well placed to advise clients on new ways of doing business in the sector, including managing supply capacity through “virtual” or “dark” kitchens, and technological solutions to managing venue capacity.