Ed John is a real estate partner in Shoosmiths’ hotels and leisure practice. His work encompasses a broad range of hotel advisory work, including acquisitions and disposals, the negotiation of leases and suites of management and franchising documentation as well as prevention and resolution of disputes through litigation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution.
His work often entails strategic advice and having acted for or against almost every major hotel brand, his experience is extensive. He was part of the team which had conduct of the UK’s most expensive single hotel acquisition. His advisory work extends to hotels outside the UK with management or franchising documentation subject to English law.
He is also a fluent German speaker, having studied in Marburg in Hessen. Prior to joining Shoosmiths, Ed was at the City of London offices of Hogan Lovells, Jones Day and Pritchard Englefield and prior to that, he was a member of the Property & Trust Law team at the Law Commission.