Hotel and Retail Real Estate


Real estate industry in China has evolved in recent years, and so does our practice in this sector. Nowadays, more clients are seeking a blend business model of both commercial real estate and consumer product. Having represented many retail and hotel giants from Asia and Europe along with their pace into the Chinese market, we’ve established a professional and efficient team to meet various demands from clients.

Basically, our core practice area in this sector covers commercial leasing, acquisition, development, construction and land use, complement with expertise in the areas of litigation and corporate affairs. Moreover, the lawyers of our team have extensive experience in the field of retail trade and consumer products, some of them having previous experience as corporate counsels of retail traders. This enabled us to acquire deep knowledge of the specific legal regulations of this sector and to be able to propose the solutions tailored to the specific needs of the client’s businesses.

We represent investors, hotel managers and operators, timeshare resort owners, property developers and sales companies, including several of the world’s most well-known hotel chains and entertainment resorts. Benefit from experienced lawyers from our different teams, we are committed to providing integrated and practical advice on hotel and leisure projects from inception and operation through to the exit phase. Our services include:

1、 Negotiation of hotel contracts (management agreements, franchise operations, lease management)

2、Structuring of timeshare product

3、 Laws on hotel real estate

4、Hotel regulations


6、Fund structuring

7、 Mergers & acquisitions

Our corporate regulatory services for retail business, including supermarket, shopping center, food and beverage, luxury good, clothing and leather goods, etc. cover a wide range of:

Ø Market entry and structuring, including partner selection, legal due diligence, negotiations and documentation

Ø Commercial operations, including commercial contracts, customs, distribution, finance and foreign exchange

Ø Licenses, permits and other regulatory matters

Ø Establishment of chain companies, retail stores and e-commerce platforms

Ø Brand protection, trademark registration and the enforcement of intellectual property rights

Representative cases

Ø Advising a Chinese large group on their business to launch a timeshare platform. Our services include advise on design of the timeshare product, formation of corporate structure,investment and transfer of property, compliance on marketing and sales documentations, etc.

Ø Representing a European leading hotel brand, Accor Group, in their PRC operational counseling and dispute resolution

Ø China business advise for Marriott Vacation Club

Ø Representing a Chinese owner on a mixed use project development, a part of which includes sales of condominium hotel rooms

Ø Working with an Asia developer regarding efforts to develop a shared ownership resort in a Northern destination in China

Ø Representing a German leading retail company in a series of equity and assets acquisition deals with local real estate developers


Ø Alternative Ownership Conference Hotels and Resorts—Asia Pacific (AOCAP) in Singapore.Invited as the legal expert to discuss the topic of “What Do We Mean By Project Governance” (2016)

Ø Alternative Ownership Conference Hotels and Resorts—Asia Pacific (AOCAP) in Hong Kong. Presentation on the topic of "A Legal Perspective of Shared Ownership in China" (2012)

Ø International Association for Housing and Services for the Ageing (IAHSA), Shanghai, November 2013. A half-day workshop on doing business in China, with afocus on senior housing

Ø ULI Mainland China Winter Meeting 2014, speech on the topic of “Hospitaland Senior Care Facilities Development and Investment”

Ø China Senior Living & Healthcare Design Debate 2015. Panel discussion on the topic of “Optimizing Design for better operational risk management”

Ø Legal Risk Management for Senior Care Industry, Peking University CEO training course

Ø Columbia-Fudan Global Summit on Aging and Health, Shanghai, October 2016. Panel discussion on the topic of “Public-Private Partnerships in the Elderly Care Industry”

Ø China’s Legal Training Center. Lecture on the topic of the practice on development and operation of commercial real estate and real estate equity fund (2013)

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