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Squire Patton Boggs appoints hospitality head

Law firm Squire Patton Boggs has appointed Elias J. Hayek to lead its global Hospitality and Leisure Practice Group

Elias J. Hayek, partner, Hospitality & Leisure Practice Group
Elias J. Hayek, partner, Hospitality & Leisure Practice Group

Law firm Squire Patton Boggs has appointed Elias J. Hayek to lead its global Hospitality & Leisure Practice Group.

Hayek, who joins the firm as a partner, was previously the vice president, legal – EMEA division, at Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc.

He will be working out of the Dubai and London offices, and will lead the firm’s global Hospitality & Leisure Practice Group, with a particular focus on its development in EMEA.

Thomas P. Wilson, managing partner of the Dubai office, said: “Elias is among the hospitality industry’s preeminent lawyers, and we are delighted to have him join us to lead our global Hospitality & Leisure Practice.

“Hospitality is a global growth industry, and Elias’ presence in our Dubai and London offices will make him ideally situated to serve our clients in Europe, Africa, India and Central Asia.”

Hayek has been practicing law since 1995 and has nearly two decades of experience in corporate and commercial, real estate, licensing, franchising, leasing, M&A, branded residential and asset acquisition and disposition transactions across the hospitality sector.

 

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