The hotel, leisure, gaming and tourism industry is growing on a global basis and is becoming increasingly competitive. Italy is one of the largest tourist destinations in the world and Europe’s biggest gambling market; its leisure market is constantly evolving. Businesses across the sector face many challenges including competition pressures, recessionary pressures, changing consumer attitudes, technology, funding pressures and changes in legislation and regulation.

Zambelli Tassetto has substantial experience in advising businesses across hotel, camping facilities and resorts, hostels, leisure, gaming and tourism sector, ranging from start-up businesses to global operators. We have developed valuable expertise in all the niche areas of this complex industry. This specialised knowledge is grounded in strong expertise in regulatory, licensing, administrative, corporate, financing and property law.

Our experience spans from the traditional planning and licensing work for hotels (both for major hotel companies and boutique brands), hostels, resorts, lodgings, gaming operators, nightclubs, sport facilities, restaurants, outlet villages, cinemas and multiplex, camping and holiday parks, visitor attractions and amusement parks, student accommodations, bars to the negotiation of management, leases or franchising arrangements, acquisitions or sales, development or the provision of strategic commercial, finance and corporate advice and specialist due diligence for the acquisition or sale of leisure companies, groups or of real estate assets.

The intricacies of the hospitality and leisure industry and the intensely complex nature of their operations require a specialised advice. Zambelli Tassetto’s clients benefit from our industry experience and legal relationships across Italy and internationally. We understand that our clients may need a wide range of legal guidance, hence our hotel, leisure, gaming and tourism expertise draws from the firm’s other practice areas, including:

  • Administrative and public law
  • Corporate structuring
  • Real estate and leasing
  • Construction and development
  • Planning permission and licensing
  • Labour and employment
  • Tax
  • Antitrust and regulatory
  • Commercial and franchising
  • Litigation
  • Environmental law
  • Financing and restructuring
  • Health and safety