Whether you’re buying, financing or selling a hotel or catering business, restructuring or entering a joint venture, building a new hotel, putting in place agreements for managing your business, setting up sponsorship, revising compliance and regulations, protecting your brand, or managing employee and agency worker issues, you need a nationwide team of legal specialists.
“The DWF team is easy to work with, proactive and focused on delivery. They have a proven track record of helping Whitbread to achieve significant growth in its hotel and restaurant brands, and have helped us to deliver some particularly complex and high profile projects. Importantly for me, they retain that human touch and seem genuinely interested in building long-term relationships.”– Mark Anderson, Managing Director, Property, Commercial & Premier Inn Germany, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants
Our experienced sector team is drawn from industry experts in both in-house and City firm roles. We have over 30 years’ experience of working in this industry and we understand that this kind of longevity and proven track record is important.
We’re committed to working with you collaboratively, to adapt our legal advice to your commercial focus. Understanding the opportunities to establish an approachable, decisive plan for getting the most from them.
Our award-winning legal experts are trusted by many of the leading names in the industry, including Greene King and Whitbread.
EU law requires food manufacturers and food service businesses to ensure their products and menus are labelled with specific information with regards to nutrition, composition, advertising claims and more.
DWF has produced interactive labels showing the key areas to consider to remain compliant. As always the devil is in the detail of the Regulations, they need to be reviewed fully to determine how the specifications impact your product.
Legal business DWF has advised Whitbread, the UK’s largest hotel, restaurant and coffee shop operator, on a pair of forward funding deals in London valued at over £200m combined.
Food & Retail Regulatory round-up w/e 13 May:
Food & Retail Regulatory round-up w/e 6 May: Advertising regulator rejects complaint over previous price claim; Digital proof of age card system launched; ; Review of farm regulation and inspections
Food & Retail Regulatory round-up w/e 29 April: Argos told item not free if price inflated; Ambitious plastic reduction plan launched
Food & Retail Regulatory round-up w/e 22 April: UK Government moves to ban on plastic stirrers, straws and cotton buds; Presence of additives rules out 'natural' claim
Food & Retail Regulatory round-up w/e 15 April: Advertising rulings on making price comparisons; Green paper published on modernising consumer markets
Food & Retail Regulatory round-up w/e 8 April: Advertising guidance and rulings from the ASA; Soft drinks sugar levy comes into force