The lifestyle & leisure sector has exploded in popularity in recent years, leaving a more confident market in its wake.
The modern consumer places more importance than ever before on physical and mental wellbeing, which makes the lifestyle and leisure sector an exciting area of growth and innovation. The sector also presents businesses with a unique set of challenges, and the pressure to adapt to the different ways in which consumers want to be served requires both perception and flexibility. We can support the development of your strategic offering; including finetuning it to reflect market trends towards increased personalisation, such as virtual workouts and the greater use of technology to execute this, and experiential travel.
We have developed significant expertise from our long history of working with businesses in this sector and our global team can help you attract a new generation of customers and succeed in new markets and geographies.
If you would like to talk to our team about any issues or opportunities that your business is facing, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Customer attitudes have changed the hotel sector with visitors increasingly expecting a tailored, personalised experience. Technology has and will continue to play a critical role in the function of this sector in the future, as the growth of ‘Bleisure’ travel and big data reinforces the necessity for hotels to be ‘smart’ and highly interconnected.
We can support you from build to branding, with a key focus on the UK and the Middle East.
The wellness industry is booming as consumers continue to spend more on products that enhance and improve their health, fitness, nutrition, sleep, appearance and mindfulness. Our team offers a comprehensive legal service to both investors and business owners within the wellness sector. We support a range of clients from brand new technology start-ups to growing and established gyms, fitness brands and leisure centres with legal advice tailored to their unique business ethos.
Private membership clubs offer insiders access to various targeted programmes and hangouts, workspaces, restaurants and bars, spas and health sanctuaries, music venues and more.
Whilst each organisation has its own niche, the number of clubs cropping up in recent years has ramped up competition amongst them all. In this increasingly saturated market, operators are faced with the difficult task of maintaining the loyalty of their members whilst balancing changes to the regulatory framework that keeps these members safe.
We understand the unique set of challenges that you face and our team are on hand to help you navigate and overcome them. We have advised private members clubs across a full range of legal issues, from corporate M&A and investment to data protection and privacy, and from supporting on niche commercial arrangements for policies to specific rules for memberships. The work we do is always treated with the highest degree of confidentiality, and is all the while tailored to ensure that your particular strategic and commercial goals are fulfilled.
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Charles Russell Speechlys advises Morgan family and trustees on sale of Morgan Motor Company to Investindustrial
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Charles Russell Speechlys launches new product to support retail start-ups
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How can brands best use ‘influencers’ to promote their product? Caroline Swain considers the rise influencers and related legal issues.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises OKA on sale to Investindustrial
OKA is a British luxury furniture brand, co-founded by Lady Annabel Astor and designers Sue Jones and Lucinda Waterhouse.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises INEOS on the acquisition of Belstaff
Belstaff was previously owned by JAB Holdings, a consumer goods group backed by Germany’s Reimann family.
The effect of social media on sponsorship
An overview of some of the issues to consider when negotiating fair terms for sponsorship which incorporate social media.
The End of Photoshopped Fashion?
Do the models supporting the latest designer outfits really look like that? And if they don’t, does it matter?