Number 1 law firm for hotels & leisure since 2003 - Chambers UK, Legal 500

Hotels, Sport & Leisure

Whilst economic conditions, access to capital, the need for modern infrastructure and other issues present challenges to be overcome, investment opportunities in key locations, the acceleration of sport as a business, ongoing appetite for gaming and other leisure pursuits continue to bring opportunity for companies and investors in the leisure sector. BLP has a long track record in helping businesses across the diverse spectrum of leisure-related industries to address their legal needs. Industries such as hotels, sport, betting and gaming are key areas of expertise and focus for BLP, and clients across the sector continue to rely on our lawyers to help them take advantage of opportunities and protect their interests.

Our team members have served hundreds of companies, financial institutions active throughout the wider leisure industry. Just some examples of our experience and expertise include:

  • Hotels: It is no accident that we have been Tier-1 ranked in hotels related work since 2003. We act for a diverse mix of property owners and investors, hotel operators, sector-focused lenders, and developers. Whether it is the sale or purchase of a portfolio of hotels or a substantial single asset, the development of a new build hotel, or the negotiation of a complex hotel agreement, we combine experience across tax, financing, intellectual property, health and safety, licensing, litigation, and of course real estate to deliver game-changing outcomes.
     
  • Sport: Lawyers from nine BLP practices have acted for over 100 sport clients, including clubs, governing bodies, financial institutions, investors, sponsors and renowned players. With particular strength in planning and construction of sports infrastructure, sports financing, resolution of sport disputes, sponsorship and other commercial agreements, our work in recent years has included six stadia projects across four different sports, and work for more than 20 football clubs in leagues across Europe and South America.
     
  • Betting & Gaming: Referred to as “traditionally a leading firm across the spectrum of alcohol and gaming licensing” by Chambers UK and with long track record in acting for betting and gaming companies as the premier-ranked firm for mid-market corporate finance/M&A, companies across Europe and Asia operating, or involved, in the online and offline betting and gaming sector continue to rely on BLP’s expert lawyers.
     
  • Pubs, Clubs & Restaurants: Having acted for companies, retailers, financial institutions and investors, our team has acted on projects relating to over 50 well-known brands across the industry. In particular, clients have relied on our legal experts to deliver results in areas such as alcohol and gaming licensing, real estate, restructuring & insolvency, health & safety, commercial contracts, finance and food safety.

Latest examples of work

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