Karen is a London-based partner in the international real estate group with many years’ experience in real estate transactions. She also leads the international hotels, hospitality and leisure team, specialising in the acquisition, development and disposal of all types of hotels, from budget to luxury and in the negotiation of hotel management agreements.
Working with a skilled team, she is involved in buying, selling and developing hotels. She also negotiated hotel franchise agreements and hotel management agreements and related documents such as IP licences and technical services agreements. In recent years, Karen has successfully concluded a number of high-profile M&A transactions and hotel management agreements in London and globally.
She is listed in the legal directories as an expert in the hotels and leisure sector. In addition, she is a regular panellist at industry conferences such as the International Hotel Investment Forum.
She is one of the founder members of Real Estate Balance, which works to address the gender imbalance in the real estate sector. It brings people together from all areas of real estate to help address gender inequality in the sector.
The International Hotel Law Review provides an incisive overview of the laws that are most relevant to the hotel sector in key jurisdictions worldwide, giving in-house counsel and private practitioners a panoramic view of the evolving landscape of this dynamic market. With a focus on recent developments, it also offers practical advice relating to risk areas and emerging trends.