Our team has specialised expertise in the Hotels, Gaming and Leisure sectors and provides the full range of advice including corporate, regulatory, dispute resolution, employment and intellectual property. This includes advising upon M&A, joint venture and IPO transactions through to hotel management contracts, beer supply agreements and gaming software licences.
Our sector expertise combined with the team's varied experience in all aspects of this diverse industry enable us to quickly understand your business issues and provide practical and commercial advice relevant to your needs.
We have a particularly strong track record in the hotels, pubs and bars and gaming segments of the market. Please see 'Our experience' below for more information on our experience in these areas.
Our latest alerts, briefings & reports
Nabarro briefings and reports
ONEL: what constitutes genuine use of a Community Trade Mark?
On 19 December 2012, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) handed down its long-anticipated judgment in the ONEL/OMEL case. This reference from the Court of Appeal of the Hague sought guidance on the question of whether use of a Community Trade Mark (CTM) in a single member state constitutes genuine use in the Community. View full briefing
OHIM's box-ticking approach to class heading filings fails to tick all the right boxes
Community Trade Mark (CTM) applicants beware. OHIM (the CTM office) has again (15 October 2012) changed its practice on filings for "class headings". View full briefing
Would you like a side of VAT with that Burger?
The ECJ has recently published its judgment in the joint cases of Manfred Bog, CinemaxX, Lohneyer and Fleifscherei regarding the sale of hot food. View full briefing
Common Sense, Common Safety
On 15 October 2010 Lord Young published his report into the UK's health and safety regime and the perceived notion that the UK has embraced a compensation culture. His report – Common Sense, Common Safety ("Report") – includes a number of recommendations broadly spread across twelve categories, which have been proposed to shake-up the health and safety regime. View full briefing
Tax - VAT grouping
On 20 November 2009, the European Commission (the “Commission”) formally requested the United Kingdom to amend its VAT grouping rules on the basis that they are incompatible with current European legislation.
The UK has two months to comply after which the Commission may refer the matter to the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”). View full briefing