Anne Epinat

Partner In Extenso Avocats

Anne EpinatAnne advises clients on all corporate-related matters such as setting up companies, shareholders’ meetings, acquisitions and commercial lease negotiations, particularly in the insurance and hotel industry sectors. With regard to litigation, Anne is involved in commercial lease issues, as well as distribution, competition, property management and hotel industry and construction issues, in front of civil, commercial, criminal and labor courts as arbitration courts. Anne also writes regularly about the hotel industry and real estate topics, and is a regular speaker at seminars on hotel business law and real estate.
Insights by Anne Epinat (5)

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.

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.

French hotel, tourist residence and apart-hotel leases are evolving

French commercial leases and contract law governing hotels, hotel residences, tourist residences and restaurants constitute essential legal and economic stakes. In this sense, the 2014 Pinel Law represents a major legislative change for landlords and tenants.