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The Curtis Tourism Development and Hotels practice advises clients on all industry-related legal matters, from prominent tourism development projects to discrete hotel property transactions. Clients in this sector include owners and developers, governmental entities, investors, and lenders involved in projects across the globe, including Argentina, the Bahamas, France, Germany, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, Honduras, Italy, Jordan, Mexico, the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands, among others.

The range of services provided by the group includes:

    • Project finance

    • Mergers and acquisitions

    • Real estate

    • Tax

    • Environmental

    • Development agreements

    • Purchase and sales agreements

    • Ownership agreement matters

    • High yield and equity financings

    • Construction agreements

    • Purchase and sale agreements

    • Leases

    • Mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures

    • Concession contracts

    • Operating contracts

    • Real estate transactions

    • Workouts

The firm represents numerous government ministries and related agencies and instrumentalities, and frequently assists in the structuring, documentation and implementation of public-private partnerships.

This includes negotiating restrictive covenants, concession rights, conditions of approval, and various other agreements involved in these partnerships.

Tax and environmental matters are a key driver of every tourism project. Group members craft investment vehicles that minimize local, international and foreign tax liability, as well as conduct due diligence and assess environmental liabilities, insurance, future compliance costs, deed restrictions and permit transfers.

In addition to handling the transactional aspects of tourism development projects, Curtis represents tourism development and hotel clients in litigation in U.S. federal and state courts, international arbitrations, and government investigations and prosecutions.

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