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The Franchise Law Review

Edition 8

Since the publication of the seventh edition of The Franchise Law Review, the major economic and geopolitical developments that we would expect to have a significant impact on world trade have been dwarfed by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Covid-19 has had a devastating effect on the global economy and despite the advent of vaccines and the roll-out of national vaccination programmes, it is likely to continue to do so for some time to come.

The International Hotel Law Review

Edition 1

The hotel sector has evolved. A lot. It is now a far cry from the coaching inn and the ‘Mom and Pop’ motel, and those who wish to own a hotel no longer have to be involved in its operation. There is no need to put a mint on the pillow, fill the ice buckets or even visit the property. If an investor so chooses, a hotel can remain a line on a balance sheet and no more. This apparent cut in complexity is not, however, reflected in the sector’s legal demands.


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