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Hospitality & Tourism

SASLO’s team understand the different tools and techniques required to balance risk and reward and to maximise tradability. And this enables us to help our clients to create value, share risk, enhance returns and mitigate tax costs using an ever-widening range of innovative and complex structures.

Our clients in hospitality, tourism and real estate sector include government entities, hotel owners, developers, private financiers, banks and many of the world’s leading hotel operators. We advise on all aspects of their tourism infrastructure projects, covering planning, procurement, construction and engineering, management contracts, sale-and-manage backs and single asset acquisitions. Our investor client base includes corporate owners, private equity funds and high net worth individuals. And given the real estate-backed nature of the asset class, transactions in the sector regularly involve sophisticated financing solutions enabling us to combine our structuring and tax advice with project management expertise. We have provided advice to our clients over almost 25 years on the major infrastructure developments undertaken in the Sultanate including the construction and engineering of refineries, oil and gas pipelines, seaports, airports, roads, integrated tourism complexes (ITCs), wastewater projects, power and water projects and residential and mixed use schemes. We act for government and government entities, contractors, developers and institutional investors.

Our experience gives us an unrivalled insight into the often complex legal requirements of the Sultanate’s tourism industry and has enabled us to build up an invaluable understanding of the commercial and practical aspects of our clients’ businesses. We regularly invest in developing our various sectors know-how, legal training and disseminating our knowledge for the commercial benefit of our clients.

With extensive experience in all aspects of the Hospitality and Tourism sector, we can assist you with:

  • Management contracts, operating leases and franchising;
  • Acquisitions and disposals;
  • Restructurings;
  • Financing;
  • Joint Ventures;
  • Sale and lease-backs/manage-backs;
  • Fractional ownership;
  • Development and construction;
  • Planning and environment;
  • Litigation and disputes;
  • Intellectual property;
  • Tax; and
  • Employment.