Litigation & arbitration: A rock-solid foundation for success

Knowledge, experience and efficiency. These three qualities are critical when a hospitality business faces a legal dispute. Whether your dispute involves issues of performance, contacts, value, leases, management agreements, license agreements, territorial protection/encroachment, technology or the complex relationship between agents and principals, our knowledge, experience and efficiency in legal matters related to the hospitality industry can help you succeed.

If this is your situation

  • You are involved in litigation or (international) arbitration regarding lost profits and require an expert witness.
  • Your resort suffered damage by a hurricane and you have a major insurance claim.
  • You are concerned about the nature of your relationship with the operator of your hospitality assets (agency or service contract).

How PwC can help you

PwC Hospitality & Leisure specialists offer in-depth experience in a variety of sectors: hotel , resort , gaming , cruise , timeshare , conference center , convention center and sports facilities and teams .

Our professionals have extensive experience advising clients on damages theory and calculations as well as on case strategy learned through involvement with large and small legal matters. We present data, information, analyses and opinions in easily understood language and/or graphics for adversaries, opposing counsel, judges, arbitrators and juries.

Our litigation experience includes forensic accounting and investigation, technical analyses and electronic document recovery. We assist clients with traditional owner-manager disputes and more technical issues involving corporate opportunity, intellectual property, asset valuation, property taxes, frequent guest programs, purchasing, cost allocations of centralized services and hospitality back-of-the-house operations, including technology.

Relied upon by industry analysts, advisers, CEOs, CFOs and general counsels, our Hospitality & Leisure practice is renowned for empirical research and analyses that strengthen and solidify persuasive arguments. We are recognized for our knowledge and experience with management and franchise agreements, mergers and acquisitions, operations and valuation, as well as being involved in some of the industry's most high-profile litigation matters.

Our litigation and arbitration services include:

  • Case planning and strategy
  • Pre-trial analysis and due diligence assistance
  • Forensic analysis and accounting
  • Discovery
  • Document management
  • Document retrieval
  • Technical analysis
  • Liability assessment
  • Valuation and appraisal analysis
  • Damage claim analysis
  • Deposition preparation
  • Experience expert testimony
  • Arbitration and mediation
Whatever legal situation your hospitality business faces, PwC professionals' thorough research and analyses, combined with our commitment to and extensive experience in the hospitality industry, will help position your company for success.