LEISURE

We offer advice on all aspects of the leisure industry, including:

Investment, development, exploitation and structuring of fashion brands and businesses, including development, franchising and licensing of manufacture and retail projects.

Investment, development, exploitation and structuring of businesses having themes associated with luxury and lifestyle.

Creation, development, acquisition and disposals of timeshare (holiday units) and asset fractional ownerships (yachts and aircrafts).

Acquisition and disposal of football and other sports clubs as well as commercial arrangements relating to sports.

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The following are examples of projects in which lawyers at the firm have been involved:

Advising certain operators (including Cendant/RCI) on mainstream corporate transactions and on timeshare and fractional ownership schemes

Advising BigOn Children of the establishment, development and management of a chain of children toy stores throughout the Middle East, London and New York

Advising Ferrero on various franchising, distribution and other arrangements for their chocolate products throughout the Middle East

Advising the rightholders on the establishment, development and management of Dubai Fashion Week and Capri Fashion Week

Advising fashion houses, one of whom a very famous Lebanese fashion house, on private equity transactions for the development of their brands

Advising a Chinese fund on the takeover of several French and Italian fashion houses and luxury brands 

Advising a member of the Saudi Royal family on the strategic investment in various developing fashion houses worldwide

Advising the promoters on arrangements with the University of the Arts London for the delivery of London College of Fashion courses in Dubai

Advising Christie's on a series of auction related events and projects with the Governments of Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Advising Jean Claude Van Damme on the establishment, development and management of the Jean Claude Van Damme Martial Arts Academy in India 

Advising on the acquisition and then disposal of Sheffield United Football Club and all commercial arrangements including those regarding players 

Advising on football player transfer arrangements with the involvement of Pele and Ronaldo 

Advising several owners and investors in the establishment, development and management of nightclubs in Dubai, including Jay-Z and Beyoncé regarding the Forty Four Club

Advising several developers of fruit and/or vegetable juice and other health food products

Advising the promoter of Middle East wide concerts, festivals and events focusing on Manouche Jazz 

Acting as principal member of the drafting committee regarding the Dubai Timeshare Regulations