Authors

Dr. Martin Bartlik, LL.M. (McGill)

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Dr. Lars Hagen

Senior associate

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Christine Weyand

Salary partner

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Sarah Rafiqpur

Associate

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Authors

Dr. Martin Bartlik, LL.M. (McGill)

Partner

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Dr. Lars Hagen

Senior associate

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Christine Weyand

Salary partner

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Sarah Rafiqpur

Associate

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6 April 2020

Hotel Leases during the Corona Pandemic

The coronavirus poses great challenges, especially for the hotel industry. Trade fairs, sports and other major events have already been cancelled. From a legal point of view, hotel operators and hotel landlords are now faced with the question of how to react to empty hotel rooms and the considerable economic losses arising as a result. Are the hotel operators entitled to temporarily close the hotel despite a contractual obligation to reduce running costs? (1.) Can the hotel operators possibly invoke force majeure due to the coronavirus and thereby temporarily suspend their payment obligations? (2.) Is it also possible to suspend rental payments for other reasons (3.) or at least to reduce rental payments by invoking the existence of a defect? (4.)

For further information please refer to the document: Hotel Leases during the Corona Pandemic

We have compiled on our website comprehensive information and recommendations for action in response to the legal implications arising from the coronavirus pandemic: Coronavirus - legal issues

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