Tourism, Hotels and Restaurants

MR. B.A.S. VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., ESQ), attorney at law, advises on management and operational issues including commercial leases, management contracts, management lease agreements, human resources management and tax issues. MR. VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., ESQ) is also highly proficient in all issues related to the construction, renovation and delivery of hotel and restaurant buildings. MR. VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., ESQ) offers advice on hospitality investments, sale and refinancing transactions and any other legal issues specific to the hotel and restaurant industries.

Areas of Focus:

Drawing on our hotel and restaurant industry expertise, VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM advises and represents small businesses, medium-sized enterprises and larger operators, both nationally and internationally. These include:

  • Hotel and apart-hotel owners and operators
  • Real estate and / or hospitality investment funds
  • Private and public investors in the hospitality, tourist lodging and restaurant industries

VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM is highly experienced in all areas of hospitality, meaning our advice is based on hands-on industry knowledge. We offer practical assistance in the following areas:

  • Drafting and negotiation of commercial leases, lease management contracts, franchise agreements
  • Assistance in all commercial lease issues: renewal, rent revision, contract execution, eviction
  • Drafting and negotiation of operational and commercial contracts, general conditions of sale
  • Preparation of employment contracts, notices of dismissal, representation at industrial tribunals and before the social security contributions collection agency and tax authorities

VAN LEEUWEN LAW FIRM frequently deal with the following issues:

  • Commercial leases, lease-management contracts, hotel management contracts
  • Construction works, renovation, building delivery and snagging and builders’ warranties
  • Commercial relations with suppliers and service providers, breach of contract
  • Claims handling (all types), relations with insurance companies, appeals for compensation
  • Sales litigation
  • Invoking liability guarantee


MR. BAS A.S. VAN LEEUWEN (LL.M., ESQ.), attorney at law and forensic auditor, assists clients with criminal matters, administrative supervision and enforcement cases, and internal and external investigations. Cases involving accusations of fraud, bribery, money laundering, corruption or violations, financial mismanagement, of international sanctions seriously disrupt a client’s operations and damage their reputation. At a client’s request, the attorney can conduct internal investigations, advice, litigate and negotiate with regulators and the Public Prosecution Service. He delivers swift solutions that address the underlying problems for urgent matters. Sometimes, his clients are injured by non-compliant conduct; sometimes they find themselves accused of the same.