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Karen Friebe

Partner, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP

Karen Friebe is Head of the Hotels and Leisure Group of international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner, which has been ranked in Tier 1 by the leading legal directories for the last 15 years.

Karen has over 25 years’ experience in the real estate industry and specialises in the acquisition, development and disposal of all types of hotels and other businesses and properties in the wider hospitality and leisure sector, as well as the drafting and negotiation of hotel management and franchise agreements.
She is a regular panellist at conferences such as the International Hotel Investment Forum (“IHIF”), and is listed in Chambers 2017 as a “Notable Practitioner” in the hotels and leisure sector.

According to Chambers 2017, Karen wins praise from clients for being “commercial, astute and technically really good, with broad market experience”. Clients add that she is “a doyenne of the hotel legal world” and “very surefooted”.