John is a specialist in the hospitality & leisure industries. His practice focuses on hotel operating and management agreements and franchising arrangements.
What we say about John
He has advised a wide range of clients including national and international hotel companies, hotel investment groups and development companies and banks. He was the Global Head of Hotels at Berwin Leighton Paisner and in 2009 launched their Abu Dhabi office which he ran until 2014.
John has handled projects all around the world, including in the Europe (UK, France, Italy, Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Serbia), Caribbean and Latin America, Middle East (Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah, Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Iraq, Oman and Yemen), Africa (Kenya, Sudan, Libya, Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco) and Central and Eastern Asia (Turkey, Russia, Tajikistan, India, Myanmar and China).
He has negotiated hotel deals either for or against practically all international hotel chains, including Accor, Marriott, Starwood, InterContinental Hotels Group, Hilton, Hyatt, Four Seasons, Kezner, Fairmont/Raffles/Swissôtel, Rezidor, Kempinski, Mövenpick, Campbell Gray Hotels, Golden Tulip, Premier Inn, easyHotels, Jumeirah, The Address, Rotana, Langham, Hard Rock, Nobu, Six Senses, Amanresorts, Dusit, Fraser Suites, Millennium and Copthorne, Oberoi, Taj, Viceroy, Cendant/Wyndham, De Vere, Dakota, Principal Hotels, Radisson Edwardian.