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White & Case Advises Katara Hospitality on Acquisition of Luxury Hotels Portfolio

Global law firm White & Case LLP has advised Katara Hospitality, the Qatar-based global owner, developer and operator of hotels, on the acquisition of five luxury InterContinental properties in key European cities.

Katara Hospitality has acquired the InterContinental Carlton Cannes, InterContinental Amstel Amsterdam, InterContinental Madrid, InterContinental Frankfurt and the leasehold interest on the InterContinental De La Ville Rome from a private investor.

The company now has a global portfolio of 32 hotels operational or under development, with properties or projects in 14 countries and a total of more than 7,100 rooms currently in use or under development.

The White & Case team was led by partner Michiel Visser (Doha) with partners Brice Engel and Alexandre Jaurett (Paris), Juan Manuel de Remedios (Madrid), Ferigo Foscari and Michael Immordino (Milan), Roger Kiem (Frankfurt), Stefan Feuerriegel and Patrick Narr (Hamburg) and John Cunningham (London), assisted by a team from nine White & Case offices including associates Charbel Abou Charaf and Robbie Nakarmi (Doha), Chris Beaumont-McQuillan (Abu Dhabi) and Guilain Hippolyte and Alann Le Guillou (Paris). Partner James Killick (Brussels) led on competition law aspects with partner Börries Ahrens (Hamburg) and associate Katarzyna Czapracka (Brussels).

Stibbe advised on Dutch law with a team led by partner Hans Witteveen and including associate Jana van der Pennen.

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