Weil secured dismissal for Hilton Worldwide of a federal multidistrict antitrust class action challenging alleged agreements between online travel companies and hotels regarding the retail prices for online hotel room reservations.
Representation of Sir David and Sir Frederick Barclay and their associated companies against allegations of breaches of directors’ duties, de-facto and shadow directorship, conspiracy, various breaches of a shareholders’ agreement and an unfair prejudice petition with respect to the Maybourne Hotel Group, which owns three iconic London hotels: Claridges, the Berkeley and the Connaught. The action was brought by Irish property developer Patrick McKillen (represented by Herbert Smith) and concerns assets of more than £1 billion in value.
Representing a leading multinational hotel operator in separate international arbitration proceedings in London, Dublin and Paris relating to managed properties in Dubai, Dublin and Beirut.
Advised an international hotel operating company in arbitration proceedings in Chile relating to a dispute with owners under a hotel management agreement.
Advised Italian and Lebanese investors regarding potential ICSID arbitration proceedings against a North African government relating to the expropriation of an investment in the host state’s hotel and tourism sector.
Representing a U.S. investor in ICSID arbitration proceedings against the Arab Republic of Egypt under the United States-Egypt Treaty for the Protection and Promotion of Investments. The dispute relates to Egypt’s expropriation of our client’s hotel development investments in the Ain Sokhna region, denial of justice, and unfair and inequitable treatment.
Represented a UK hotel company in an ICSID arbitration under a bilateral investment treaty in connection with a dispute arising out of the company's investment in the hospitality industry of a North African country.
Represented a hotel in “National Contact Point investigation” under OECD Guidelines on Multinational Enterprises.
Represented a group of U.S. investors in potential ICSID arbitration proceedings under the United States-Ecuador Bilateral Investment Treaty in connection with claims for expropriation of investments in real property and for the Government's failure to provide full protection and security to the investment.
Represent a hotel in dispute with owner over unauthorized transfer of ownership interest in hotel.