Douglas has thirty five years' experience in the hospitality industry including executive experience with ITT Sheraton (now known as Starwood Hotels and Resorts) before setting up his own practice, Douglas Wignall & Co in 1984. Douglas has recently merged his practice with a leading london law firm, Cubism Law. He will continue to specialize exclusively in hotels and leisure, aided and abetted by Cubism Law's hospitality team.
Due to his extensive experience in the hospitality industry, clients have frequently sought Douglas's advice on commercial issues arising from the negotiation of hotel management and franchise agreements as well as purely legal issues. Douglas has many contacts in the hospitality industry, both on the consulting side as well as the operational side.
Douglas has been involved in many hotel and resort projects in the UK, Europe, Russia, the Middle East, Africa and the Caribbean. His clients vary from individual entrepreneurs, private equity companies, major international development companies and governments. He also act for several London hotels, advising them on legal issues arising from operational matters.
Further legal expertise available from the Cubism Law team includes hotel transactions, commercial litigaton, employment law, corporate financing and structuring services.