The lifestyle & leisure sector is an area of innovation and growth; in the build up to the coronavirus crisis, a more confident lifestyle and leisure market emerged, with consumers spending more time on leisure activities, and placing greater importance upon their physical, mental and nutritional wellbeing.
The desire for lifestyle & leisure and the focus on physical and mental wellbeing is perhaps more prevalent now than ever. Businesses will need to adapt to a changing consumer market to remain resilient and succeed in what will undoubtedly be a difficult period ahead.
We can help you navigate the challenges ahead. We can support you in developing your strategic offering to reflect market trends towards increased personalisation, such as virtual workouts, greater use of technology, and experiential travel. We will help you to succeed in new markets and geographies and attract a new generation of consumers, offering our global team of lawyers as an extension of your in-house team.
If you have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, or would like to talk to our team about any other issues facing your business, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Much like the hospitality sector, the global hotels sector is facing an evolving consumer market. Customer attitudes have changed, and visitors have increasingly come to expect a tailored, personalised experience. Technology is set to play a critical role in the function of hotels in the future, as the growth of ‘Bleisure’ travel and big data increases the necessity for hotels to be ‘smart’ and provide a high level of interconnectivity.
We can support from build to branding, with a key focus on the UK and the Middle East.
The ‘Wellness’ sector has grown rapidly in recent years, as consumers have begun to place greater importance on their physical, mental, and nutritional wellbeing. Wellness is big business, and whilst we expect the COVID-19 pandemic to have a significant impact on the sector, we remain hugely optimistic that the sector will remain resilient; the customer base is still there and the pandemic has only highlighted how important wellness is to us. Businesses will need to adapt to the changing market and economic conditions, and those with the flexibility to evolve will be in a fantastic position to thrive in the years to come.
We can support you in that journey, and our teams offer a comprehensive legal service within the wellness sector to both investors and business owners. We have supported a range of wellness clients, from innovative technology start-ups, to growing and established gyms, fitness brands and leisure centres, with all advice tailored to your unique business ethos.
Private memberships clubs have faced their own difficulties in dealing with the pandemic, as financial difficulties have rasied serious concerns on issues such as property costs. You will also have the additional concerns of keeping your members happy, as you face the difficult regulatory landscape in keeping them safe. We understand the unique challenges you are facing and we are on hand to help you navigate and overcome them.
We have advised private members clubs across a range of legal issues, ranging from corporate M&A and investment, to data protection and privacy, to niche commercial arrangements for policies and specific rules for memberships. We understand that there is often high profile and sensitive issues at stake and all our advice is given with the highest degree of confidentiality and professionalism, all the while tailored to ensure that your particular strategic and commercial goals are fulfilled.
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Charles Russell Speechlys advises on the sale of No.1 Lounges Ltd to SwissportALD
SwissportALD will run nine No.1 Lounge properties at the UK’s London Heathrow, London Gatwick, and Birmingham airports.
Building Back Better: Future Gazing
What’s next for the hospitality industry post-pandemic?
Retail Recovery: Disputes and Reputation Management
The third episode will focus on Disputes and Reputation Management.
Retail Recovery: Employment & Data Protection
In this episode we focus on Employment and Data Protection issues and how to adapt to the current environment.
Retail Recovery: Insolvency / Restructuring / Duties
Welcome to our new podcast series focusing on the Retail and Food and Beverage sectors.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Morgan family and trustees on sale of Morgan Motor Company to Investindustrial
The Morgan Motor Group brand is a symbol of quintessential British craftsmanship, elegance, performance and design.
Counterfeit websites will be blocked, but there is a cost!
Peter Byrd considers the impact of the recent Supreme Court decision in the Cartier case, concerning blocking injunctions in the UK.
Charles Russell Speechlys launches new product to support retail start-ups
The Attention to Retail Toolkit aims to support start-ups and help them reduce the risk of something going wrong as their business grows.
Brands and influencers — benefits and pitfalls
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?
ASA update – the shifting landscape of ad compliance
The ASA has recently published a blog highlighting the key changes in its approach to ensuring ad compliance over the last ten years.
Marketing with celebrities - avoiding the pitfalls
Some of the key principles to bear in mind to ensure you stay on the right side of the regulator
Newsletter - Legal Issues 2017 – Thinking About Omnichannel
Omnichannel strategies are fundamentally changing our commercial environment. With the vast number of choices available to customers.
Vlogging: the legal issues
When using vloggers, caution must be taken to ensure that you stay on the right side of the law.
Marketers are reminded of the importance of transparency in modern advertising practices
The CMA have issued guidance on identifying paid promotions, and publishing fake reviews.
CAP guidance on vlogging – a reminder
In August 2015 the Committees of Advertising Practice published new guidance for vloggers.