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 18 March: Advertising ruling on 100% natural ingredients claim; Retail sector launches sustainability initiative
Food & Retail Regulatory round-up w/e 11 March: Target of 20% calorie reduction in Children's food; First Government backed Code of practice on product recalls
International legal business DWF has advised Starboard Hotels on its acquisition of four Ibis Styles hotels from construction giant Carillion. Starboard is one of the UK's fastest growing independent hotel owner/operators and acquired the four properties in Barnsley, Birmingham NEC, Crewe and Haydock by way of a share acquisition of four hotel-owning companies from Carillion, for an undisclosed sum. The hotels will remain as Ibis Styles and be operated under franchise by Starboard from Accor.
Food & Retail Regulatory round-up w/e 4 March: £0.50 to be set as minimum price per unit of alcohol in Scotland; Food hygiene review of meat processing plants
Food & Retail Regulatory round-up w/e 25 Feb: Latest ASA rulings; Trade bodies to bring actions on unfair supply chain practices