Operation and Management

We collaborate with our clients to devise solutions to their operations and management concerns. Our lawyers represent real estate firms, property management companies, national and international financial institutions, corporations, hotels and insurance companies in connection with their use, management and operation of commercial real estate. By combining lawyers from relevant disciplines into a group focused on addressing multifaceted real estate problems, as well as handling day-to-day operational issues we are able to maximize the value of our clients’ assets while minimizing their costs.

Representative Transactions

  • Advised Qatar National Hotels Company with respect to the renewal of the key agreements for the operations of the Ritz-Doha Hotel.
  • Represented the owner of properties in Almaty and Astana, Kazakhstan, in the negotiation with Accor Group of contracts relating to the construction and management of hotels and associated licensing of the Novotel trademark.
  • Represented the developer of a hotel in Almaty, Kazakhstan in the negotiation of construction consulting agreements with a major international hotel operator, relating to the construction, interior fit-out and furnishing of the hotel.
  • Advised the Government of Hungary (Ministry of Transport, Communication and Water Management) in connection with the proposed development, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of the M-3/M-30 tollway running from Budapest to the Ukrainian Frontier. The project was structured as a concession to a consortium of builders and operators. As part of this project, we worked closely with a multilateral financial institution in developing a unique public/private joint venture structure for use in toll motorway projects in Central and Eastern Europe.
  • $1.5 billion Lincoln Center campus renovation – negotiated complex funding agreement for New York City capital funds, as well as related operating and licensing agreements.