Hotels & Leisure

Our lawyers are skilled and experienced in all areas of law affecting the hospitality and leisure sector. Our expertise is acknowledged by clients and legal directories alike.

We regularly act for brand operators, cinema operators, publicans, funders and investors and hotel and leisure developers.

We have extensive experience in buying, selling and leasing cinemas, hotels and pubs. Our team also advise on hotel management and services agreements.

We understand how the Irish hospitality real estate market works. Demand for hotels in the Dublin area is high. We are seeing a significant increase in new hotel development and Capex investment.

Our team has sector-specific knowledge and experience relevant to selling hotel businesses including drafting and negotiating business transfer agreements, employment and TUPE advice, joint ventures, franchising, branding and competition matters.

Trading hospitality assets require industry-specific insight and we are market leaders in this sector.

Our Services

  • Buying and selling hotels, pubs, restaurants, golf courses and cinemas
  • Real estate and development
  • Liquor licensing
  • Leasing, franchising and management agreements
  • Corporate structures and joint ventures
  • Finance and restructuring of assets
  • Tax efficient structures including QIAIFs/ICAVs and limited partnerships


Chambers & Partners, 2019

Held in “very high regard in the industry”, the team is “extremely knowledgeable”.

Chambers & Partners, 2019

Clients enthuse, “for the level of service you get along with the practical and commercial advice, we think it is super value for money."

Recent Work

  • Acting for the owners of an extensive hotel and pub portfolio in Ireland in the successful restructuring of their hotel assets including the Regency Hotel, Dublin and Gallaghers Hotel, Donegal
  • Acting for the Lender in the financing of 7 hotels including Mount Wolseley Hotel, County Carlow
  • Acting for two international hotel brands, Starwood Hotels and Marriott Hotels, putting in place hotel franchise agreements with local hoteliers
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Vanessa Byrne


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