Expert Solicitors advising Travel Management Companies (TMCs)
With unparalleled industry knowledge, the Blake Morgan TMC team stays at the forefront so that we can help your business travel management company navigate turbulence, identify opportunities and evolve to meet the needs of your customers.
We provide relevant, realistic solutions to a dynamic and fast-moving sector. Our expert team specialises in providing innovative, commercially astute, straightforward advice to business TMC clients in this complex and ever-changing area of law.
Main Areas Of Practice
Our specialist travel team has significant and wide-ranging experience advising leading
players in the travel industry.
Company purchases and company sales
Whether you are buying a company or selling your company, we have carried out a series of transactions involving TMCs and their acquisition of competitors. Our Travel Regulatory team is able to carry out industry-focused due diligence and assistance with deals, particularly by reference to trade licences and compliance; compliance with IATA and other regulatory bodies including ATOL, and general compliance with EU Regulations.
Industry advice to travel management companies
We offer expert advice in connection with RFP and drafting Travel Management Services Agreements between the TMC and key corporate clients.
Common contractual issues affecting TMCs
We advise TMCs on a wide variety of issues that affect TMCs such as force majeure incidents, including outbreak of war, strikes, compliance issues, refunds and rebookings.
Intellectual property advice
Marketing your business effectively to customers is vital to your success. We advise on a range of issues such as advertising and marketing law, websites, intellectual property and trade marks.
We act for a variety of travel management companies, both large and small, national and international. We have helped our clients consolidate and grow within the UK and also expand into the UK from overseas.
"Vast knowledge and experience in travel cases, and lawyers who speak multiple languages.”
- Chambers UK A Client's Guide to the Legal Profession 2019
"The team at Blake Morgan were consummate professionals who demonstrated strong commercial awareness of the travel industry that ensured the transaction was efficient and completed against a tight deadline. This was an important deal for Ovation and I would like to thank them for getting it across the line."
- Paul Metselaar, CEO at Ovation Travel Group.
Our expert travel lawyers acted for Business Travel Direct on their acquisitions of both Amity Travel and Uniglobe Preferred Travel. The acquisition of which increased the turnover of Business Travel Direct to over £100m p.a.
We advised travel management business Ovation Travel Group, Inc on their acquisition of Chartwell Travel Limited. Headquartered in the US, Ovation provides comprehensive travel management solutions to professional and service-oriented businesses. This is their first acquisition outside of the US and an important step in their plans for international growth.
We assisted Globalstar Travel Management to establish their international network of TMCs in jurisdictions across the globe. We advised on multiple shareholder issues, together with advising on the establishment of an international network of member TMCs brought together to fulfil global business travel services for their corporate clients.
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