Alyona is a commercial lawyer with a particular experience in the hotel industry. She has 20 years’ experience working for top international law firms and in-house for the largest hotel companies in the world.

Her clients include the world biggest hotel operators (such as Marriott and Wyndham), owners, developers and sector-focused lenders with the projects in the UK, Russia/CIS, Europe, Middle East and India.

Alyona advises on a wide range of development and operational legal issues. She structures, negotiates and drafts franchise and hotel management agreements, key money, development and joint venture agreements and related contract documentation and wholesale distribution agreements. She also advises on any operational issues arising during the full hotel project’s lifecycle. She provides training to in-house legal teams and develops boilerplate and templates of the management and franchise agreements.

Alyona is a dual qualified solicitor in England & Wales and Russia.

  • I value Alyona’s professional experience from the hospitality industry and find that the work that she has delivered to the Wyndham EMEA organisation has been very efficient and of high quality, as well as commercial and results oriented.

    Marianne Ruhngard
    Vice President Legal
    Europe, Middle East, Eurasia & Africa
    Wyndham Hotels & Resorts