Christopher Boinet

Lawyer at the Paris Bar and Partner at In Extenso Avocats

Christopher BoinetChristopher has extensive knowledge of corporate finance, commercial and real estate transactions, the hotel business, construction law and litigation-related matters. He has wide-reaching experience in managing and structuring investment operations, acquisitions and assignments of resorts (business and premises), financing operations, joint ventures, management and franchising contracts, business organization, audits and dispute resolution. He also writes regularly about the hotel industry (hotel commercial leases and management contracts) and is speaker at seminars and workshops on hotel business law and real estate subjects, primarily those concerning hotel construction and renovation. Prior to joining IN EXTENSO AVOCATS, Christopher practiced at the Paris offices of Anglo-Saxon law firms such as COUDERT BROTHERS, HSD ERNST & YOUNG and THEODORE GODDARD, as well as at a tourism-oriented boutique law firm.
Insights by Christopher Boinet (7)

Buying a hotel: never without a good liability guarantee agreement!

With an asset and liability guarantee agreement (Garantie d'actif et de passif, or GAP, under French law), the buyer obtains a contractual warranty for ensuring that the price it is paying matches the value of the company being sold.

The Tough Negotiation Surrounding Guarantees In Off-Plan Hotel Lease Agreements*

Off-plan hotel leases are often complex and lengthy contracts to negotiate. The parties involved generally engage in several rounds of negotiations, and both the owner and tenant must bitterly debate the guarantees imposed by the former, whose financial stakes are high.

Five Essential Checkpoints For Successful Buy-Side Due Diligence

A proverb states that prudence does not avoid all misfortune, but a lack of prudence never fails to attract it. This is why due diligence is a vital step in buying a hotel. In a hotel acquisition context, the term "due diligence" refers to the investigations carried out by the prospective buyer.

The Practice Of Key Money In Hotel Management Agreements In France

In hotel management agreements, hotel chains and owners regularly negotiate what is referred to in the industry as key money. This is the case when competing hotel chains invited to tender by owners are prepared to invest significantly in the long-term management of high-end properties considered strategic for their development.

Personal data protection and the hospitality industry in France

Hoteliers have a duty to use enhanced security measures to protect guests. This contractual obligation covers all aspects of guests’ private lives, from the protection of their person and property to the protection of their image and personal or confidential data.
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