The International Hotel Law Review - 2nd Edition

The International Hotel Law Review - 2nd Edition

Pages: 211

ISBN: 978-1-83862-793-5

  • £350.00

The International Hotel Law Review provides an incisive overview of the laws that are most relevant to the hotel sector in key jurisdictions worldwide, giving in-house counsel and private practitioners a panoramic view of the evolving landscape of this dynamic market. With a focus on recent developments, it also offers practical advice relating to risk areas and emerging trends.


  • Editors' Preface
    Mark Abell and Karen Friebe
    Bird & Bird
  • Franchising in the Hotel Sector
    Mark Abell
    Bird & Bird


  • Australia
  • Canada
  • China
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • India
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Poland
  • Singapore
  • Switzerland

Mark Abell,  Bird & Bird

Mark Abell is global head of Bird & Bird’s franchising, licensing and multichannel strategies team. He is based in London.

Over the past 34 years he has constantly advised a wide range of household names, particularly in the retail, food and beverage, education and healthcare sectors, on the development and implementation of their international expansion strategies and the corresponding re-engineering of their businesses.

Having written his doctoral thesis on ‘The Law and Regulation of Franchising in the EU’, Mr Abell has acted as an expert to the WIPO and WTO on franchising and is co-editor of the world’s leading legal periodical in his field of practice, the International Journal of Franchising Law.

Mr Abell is a member of the IBA Franchise Committee and the ABA Franchise Forum. He is a frequent speaker at both legal and commercial conferences around the world on franchising and multichannel strategies.

Mr Abell has published more than 500 articles in a wide variety of publications and journals. He is also the author of nine books, including European Franchising: Law and Practice in the European Community, The International Franchise Option, The Franchise Option: A Legal Guide, Franchising in India, Alternative Corporate Re-engineering and The Law and Regulation of Franchising in the EU. He is the co-author of the WIPO publication on franchising and currently edits the LexisNexis Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents volume on franchising, distribution and agency, a standard text of the UK legal profession.

Mark is currently advising the Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection of the EU Parliament on potential new franchise legislation, and is the author of its recent report ‘Legal Perspective of the Regulatory Framework for Franchising in the EU’.

Karen Friebe, Bird & Bird

Karen is a London-based partner in the international real estate group with many years' experience in real estate transactions. She also lead the international hotels, hospitality and leisure team, specialising in the aquisition, development and disposal of all types of hotels, from budget to luxury and in the negotiation of hotel management agreement.

Working with a skilled team, she buys, sells and develops hotels. She also negotiated hotel franchise agreements and hotel management agreements and related documents such as IP licences and technical services agreements. In recent years, Karen has successfully concluded a number of high-profile M&A transactions and hotel management agreements in London globally.

She is listed in the legal directories as an expert in the hotels and leisure sector. In addition, she is regular panellist at industry conference such as the International Hotel Investment Forum.

She is one of the founder members of Real Estate Balance, which works to address the gender imbalance in the real estate sector. It brings people together from all areas of real estate to help address gender inequality in the sector.

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