Practice Areas


Hospitality Sector Law Firm of the Year in China (Corporate INTL, 2012-2013)

As a leader in the hospitality and tourism industry, Zhong Lun Law Firm’s Hospitality & Tourism Practice Group maintains a competitive edge in the hotel and tourism investment and management area. Zhong Lun is well-placed to provide a comprehensive range of legal services for owners and developers of hotels and tourism projects, management companies, financial institutions (like banks) and other participants in the market, covering the whole nine yards of hospitality and tourism related legal matters, including the investment and development, operation, management and franchising, acquisition and transfer, financing and refinancing, and dispute resolution of or in relation to hotels and tourism projects, as well as sub-market matters in this sector, such as resorts, strata-title right hotels, serviced apartments, branded residences, hotel property management, time share, theme parks and pension projects.

The hotel and tourism development and management legal services area covers all aspects including the transaction and design phase of the hotel and tourism project, the development phase of the construction, the pre-opening stage and operation, the post-commencement phase, and dispute resolution. 

Scope of Services

  • Transaction structuring
  • Investment and development
  • Operation, management and franchise
  • Acquisitions and other transfers
  • Leasing
  • Financing and refinancing
  • Day-to-day management
  • Property management
  • Intellectual property protection
  • Arbitration/litigation/expert ruling
  • Hotel & tourism derivatives, such as serviced apartments, branded residences and time share