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Anne Epinat

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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.
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Airbnb & France: Recent decisions of the French Supreme Court put a sharp brake on Parisian short-term rental activity

On behalf of owners, Airbnb rents out furnished apartments to short stay, non-resident transient visitors. These rents are subject to the regulation of the City of Paris and this regulation has long stated that the activity of short-term furnished rentals to transient visitors, in return for payment, may not be carried out in premises used for residential purposes, pursuant to the French Construction and Housing Code.

The five keys to successfully negotiating an off-plan hotel lease, for hotel owners

More than ever, off-plan hotel leases[1] are making headlines in the leisure real estate industry. Stemming from real estate law professional practices, off-plan hotel leases reconcile the legal and financial interests of three distinct actors: the developer (seller), the investor (owner) and the operator (tenant).

Never buy a hotel without a good representations and warranties 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.
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