Keystone Law commercial partner Alyona Antonenko, who specialises in the hotel industry, has advised London-based Clockwork Group in its strategic partnership with Jurny, Inc, a Delaware-based corporation, to integrate its pioneering proprietary technology to streamline operations at Clockwork’s property in St Paul’s, the heart of London’s historic Square Mile legal and financial district.

Clockwork Group is a family-owned alliance of businesses based in London with interests in healthcare and insurance as well as a specialisation in property investment and development.

Jurny is a hospitality tech company offering SaaS-based management solutions designed to accommodate the evolving needs and expectations of the modern traveller, connecting consumers with high-end branded suites and apartments owned by independent property and hotel owners for short-term stays. All of Jurny’s branded units are upgraded with smart technology to offer an on-demand experience with instant access to check-in, room entry, temperature control, and cleaning and concierge services through a smartphone.

Dhruv Patel OBE, Managing Partner of Clockwork Group’s hotels business, said: “We are really excited to be partnering with Jurny on their entry into the European market and upgrading our property with cutting-edge hotel technology.

Commenting on the transaction, Alyona Antonenko said: “I was delighted to advise Clockwork Group in drafting and negotiating the required management and brand rights agreement in the upgrade to their property in St Paul’s. It was an exciting project, especially taking into account that this is the first entry of Jurny into the European serviced apartment and aparthotel market.”

Keystone Law’s Hotel & Leisure team have a deep understanding of the opportunities and pressures facing the sector. The firm’s highly experienced lawyers each have a proven track record of advising hundreds of hotels and venues to put in place a rounded strategy for a number of projects in the UK and other jurisdictions.