Ed John

Partner, Shoosmiths LLP

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.


Emily Newman

Communications Manager, The AHC

Emily is a communication specialist working within the exciting, stimulating and ever-changing hospitality industry. With experience in-house and client side combined with a passion for travel, tourism, people and hotels and the belief that words are more valuable than gold, her consultancy practise continues to grow and develop.


Emma Young

Head of Hotels, Allied Irish Bank (GB)

Emma Young has over 18 years banking experience and has spent the past 10 years concentrating on the provision of hotel finance. Emma has extensive knowledge and understanding of the hotels sector with experience of managing corporate borrowers ranging in scale from medium to large multinationals. The team are proud to support and help grow hotels in Britain.


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