The International Hotel Law Review - 3rd Edition

The International Hotel Law Review - 3rd Edition

Pages: 298

ISBN: 978-1-80449-123-2

  • $438.00

The International Hotel Law Review provides an incisive overview of the laws that are most relevant to the hotel sector in key jurisdictions worldwide, giving in-house counsel and private practitioners a panoramic view of the evolving landscape of this dynamic market. With a focus on recent developments, it also offers practical advice relating to risk areas and emerging trends.


  • Editors' Preface
    Karen Friebe and Graeme Payne
    Bird & Bird
  • Franchising in the Hotel Sector
    Mark Abell and Graeme Payne
    Bird & Bird
  • Intellectual Property and Branding
    Mark Holah, Joseph Fesenmair and Clarissa Otto
    Bird & Bird


  • Australia
  • Canada
  • China
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Netherlands
  • Poland
  • Singapore
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Thailand

Karen Friebe, Bird & Bird

Karen is a London-based partner in the international real estate group with many years' experience in real estate transactions. She also lead the international hotels, hospitality and leisure team, specialising in the aquisition, development and disposal of all types of hotels, from budget to luxury and in the negotiation of hotel management agreement.

Working with a skilled team, she buys, sells and develops hotels. She also negotiated hotel franchise agreements and hotel management agreements and related documents such as IP licences and technical services agreements. In recent years, Karen has successfully concluded a number of high-profile M&A transactions and hotel management agreements in London globally.

She is listed in the legal directories as an expert in the hotels and leisure sector. In addition, she is regular panellist at industry conference such as the International Hotel Investment Forum.

She is one of the founder members of Real Estate Balance, which works to address the gender imbalance in the real estate sector. It brings people together from all areas of real estate to help address gender inequality in the sector.

Graeme Payne,  Bird & Bird

Graeme Payne is the co-head of Bird & Bird’s global franchising and distribution team. He works closely with businesses to determine and develop the most commercially appropriate expansion models and routes to market.

Mr Payne’s practice focuses on the retail, hotels, hospitality, leisure, food and beverage, and healthcare sectors. He is retained as counsel by a number of leading and up-and-coming brands in these sectors. He has particular expertise in advising businesses on the use of franchising as a tool for strategic growth and expansion..

In addition to advising on appropriate multichannel expansion strategies, he advises on intellectual property ownership, protection and exploitation structures, technology transfer licensing and general commercial contracts including agency, distribution, wholesale, supply, confidentiality and know-how agreements together with domestic and international terms and conditions of sale. Mr Payne’s clients range from individual entrepreneurs, early-stage ventures and SMEs to multinationals. He has particular experience in assisting businesses expand into new markets including India, the Middle East, the Far East, South East Asia, Russia and South America.

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