Whether you’re buying, financing or selling a hotel or catering business, restructuring or entering a joint venture, building a new hotel, putting in place agreements for managing your business, setting up sponsorship, revising compliance and regulations, protecting your brand, or managing employee and agency worker issues, you need a nationwide team of legal specialists.
“The DWF team is easy to work with, proactive and focused on delivery. They have a proven track record of helping Whitbread to achieve significant growth in its hotel and restaurant brands, and have helped us to deliver some particularly complex and high profile projects. Importantly for me, they retain that human touch and seem genuinely interested in building long-term relationships.”– Mark Anderson, Managing Director, Property, Commercial & Premier Inn Germany, Whitbread Hotels & Restaurants
Our experienced sector team is drawn from industry experts in both in-house and City firm roles. We have over 30 years’ experience of working in this industry and we understand that this kind of longevity and proven track record is important.
We’re committed to working with you collaboratively, to adapt our legal advice to your commercial focus. Understanding the opportunities to establish an approachable, decisive plan for getting the most from them.
Our award-winning legal experts are trusted by many of the leading names in the industry, including Greene King and Whitbread.
EU law requires food manufacturers and food service businesses to ensure their products and menus are labelled with specific information with regards to nutrition, composition, advertising claims and more.
DWF has produced interactive labels showing the key areas to consider to remain compliant. As always the devil is in the detail of the Regulations, they need to be reviewed fully to determine how the specifications impact your product.
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Legal business DWF has advised Whitbread, the UK’s largest hotel, restaurant and coffee shop operator, on a pair of forward funding deals in London valued at over £200m combined.
DWF would like to invite you to attend a seminar focussing on the implications of Brexit on the Food and Drink Industry. This event is geared towards European businesses operating within the UK's Food and drink industry and is being held in conjunction with the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK (ICCIUK).
Food & Retail Regulatory round-up w/e 7 October: Proposals to restrict in store marketing and promotion of ‘Discretionary’ foods
Food & Retail Regulatory round-up w/e 23 September:: Future direction set for food inspection; ASA rules out extension of time limited offers; Sainsbury’s ASDA merger referred for in depth investigation
Food & Retail Regulatory round-up w/e 16 September: Consultation on mandatory display of calorie information; Underage sale of knives and alcohol reported; Food businesses urged to do more on providing allergy information
Food & Retail Regulatory round-up w/e 9 September: Facebook posts by Gin Society ruled to be 'Commercial Communications', Gambling Commission continue push on standards, Results of survey of antimicrobial resistance in pork mince and chicken published.