Lada Shelkovnikova

Partner, *Withers KhattarWong is a Formal Law Alliance between Withers LLP and KhattarWong LLP. Lada Shelkovnikova is from KhattarWong LLP.* | Singapore

Lada is a partner in the hotels and hospitality team.

Lada specialises in all aspects of hotel operator appointments (both branded and white label); branded residences arrangements; serviced apartments with optional and mandatory rental pool; project structuring of mixed-use developments with hospitality component; hotel acquisitions and disposals; negotiation of hotel management, franchise and manchise agreements; mediation in hospitality and structuring of hospitality-focused joint venture arrangements.

Lada has advised hotel owners and hotel operators with respect to the hospitality projects in Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Maldives, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Turkey, Iraq, Qatar, Egypt, Kuwait, Jordan, Kenya, Georgia and USA.

Prior to Withers Lada has spent several years in Dubai working in the Hospitality practice of the largest regional law firm, covering the hospitality projects across the entire Middle East region.

Lada regularly speaks at industry conferences in Dubai, Singapore and across the entire Southeast Asia region.

In 2013 Lada headed the Hospitality Working Group of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine.

Secretary Toni David


The secret ingredient to being the go-to hospitality lawyer is an innovative and pragmatic mindset. This includes weighing up the bargaining power, unveiling the hidden concerns, building a multi-exit strategy and having a talent for persuasion in negotiations. This is a rare combination of qualities and Lada has got it all.

Rishi Kapoor Senior Vice President, International Development MGM Hospitality July 2017

Lada has gained our trust and has been our go to source for hospitality legal counsel; consistently delivering exceptional service and answers to our questions. We engaged her services on HMA contract negotiation and owner/operator dispute matters, and trust Lada’s knowledge and her abilities to take care of our hospitality issues. I would highly recommend Lada Shelkovnikova to anyone seeking legal counsel specifically in the hospitality field.

Stuart Etherington Director Hospitality Asset Management Dubai Properties Asset Management July 2017

I have been on opposite sides of the table to Lada in high value, complex hotel management agreement negotiations. Lada has a rare combination of detailed hotel operational knowledge, a mastery of the intricacies of the legal aspects of hotel management contracts built up over years of experience and a deep understanding of hotel industry legal trends. This, combined with a pragmatic approach to deal-making and her ability to explain complex legal points to her clients in an accessible and understandable way, makes Lada one of the best deal-focused external advisors I have had the pleasure to deal with.

Jeremy Barker, Vice President Legal EMEA Wyndham Hotel Group September 2016

Lada is one of the best, smartest and most detail-oriented counsels I’ve worked with, she is absolutely passionate about hospitality as her specialty and legal practice. She did a great job assisting us structuring our hospitality business and negotiating and amending our hospitality agreements. I enjoyed working with Lada and I would undoubtedly recommend her being one of the top hospitality practitioners.

Shafiq Jamoos Legal Manager Deyaar Development PJSC November 2016

Track record





MARRIOTT: on its appointment as operator of numerous luxury and upscale hotels and branded residences in Japan, South Korea and Indonesia

ROYAL GROUP: on its appointment of Hilton as operator of Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

MGM RESORTS: on its appointment by WASL Hospitality as operator of luxury iconic resort comprised of hotel and branded residences in Dubai under its MGM and Bellagio brands

The Bar of Ukraine, 2007

Branded Residences Guide, Singapore – August 2017

Staying Power: Finding the Best Model for Investing in Hotel and Resort Developments Business Times Wealth, Singapore - April 2017

Merger Boom in the Hotel Industry: Impact on Hotel Owners, Law Update Magazine, Dubai, UAE - March 2016

Law Society of Ukraine

The Rise of Hotel Franchising in Asia, - SEAHIS, June 2017

Master Class on Trends in Hospitality, - HICAP UPDATE, Singapore, - March 2017

Employment Related Matters under Hotel Management Agreements, - Singapore Hotel Association, Singapore – May 2017



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