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Joanne Owen

Partner, Global Co-Chair and Head of Hospitality & Leisure Group EMEA, DLA Piper

Joanne Owen is global co-chair of the Hospitality and Leisure practice at DLA Piper, one of the firms specialist sector groups.

Jo has over 15 years industry experience working within the global hospitality sector. Whilst Jo is a qualified real estate lawyer experienced in all aspects of commercial and corporate real estate she has bought, sold and redeveloped many iconic hotel properties and landmark schemes for a wide range of clients, but in particular, hotel owners and investors including private equity owners. In addition, Jo has extensive experience in advising hotel clients on the wide variety of operational issues that arise from management contracts through to food and beverage outsourcing and other operational matters. As well as national transactions, she has particular expertise in advising on and leading complex, multi-faceted cross border transactions. 

Jo is a highly regarded lawyer operating in the hospitality sector and attends and speaks at numerous industry events across Europe.