Goltsblat BLP announces: BLP strengthens Hotels Team with hire of Scott Antel from DLA Piper


Goltsblat BLP, the Russian practice of the leading international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP), announces the appointment of hospitality and leisure expert Scott Antel as BLP Partner. Scott joined BLP effective 2 February 2015.

Previously a Senior Partner and the Hospitality & Leisure sector head for Russia/CIS at DLA Piper Moscow, Scott has more than 20+ years’ emerging markets experience, specialising in hospitality and franchise advisory work, real estate, general corporate transactions, tax and compliance. His client portfolio in Russia consists of some of the biggest names in global hotel investment, development and management and his knowledge of the market will also benefit the team at GoltsblatBLP, BLP’s Russian practice. 

Scott will be based in BLP’s Abu Dhabi and Dubai offices and will focus on the Middle East, Africa and Asia. At the same time he will remain active in the Russian market with the assistance of the real estate and franchise team of Goltsblat BLP, BLP’s Russian practice. 

Scott Antel said: “It is exciting to be moving to a new developing market, one that is at the top of global growth in the hotels and leisure sphere. The Middle-East and Asia regions are likely to be the prime sources of inward investment to Russia in coming years given the current political and economic climate and I look forward to leveraging my experience with both regions and cultures to further Russia’s still nascent hospitality sector.”

BLP’s Hotels Team and Goltsblat BLP’s Real Estate have been ranked in Tier 1 for many years in a row by major international legal directories The Legal 500 EMEA, Сhambers & Partners and others. 

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