Babette Märzheuser-Wood is a Partner with Field Fisher Waterhouse in London. She is recognised as one of Europe's leading experts on international franchising, particularly in the hotel & leisure sector.
Babette advises on international franchise, management and development agreements including IP driven joint ventures. She has transactional experience in all 27 EU countries and has worked in Germany, Hong Kong and London advising clients on international transactions. She was named in Chambers Global as a leading individual in international franchising. Babette heads up the firm's Hotel Sector Group and also the firm's German Group. Babette originally qualified as a solicitor in Germany and is qualified to practise in Germany and the UK and advises on English and German law.
Babette is a member of the IBA Franchise Committee and a member of the ABA Franchise Forum/International Committee. She is the author/editor of a number of books on franchising.
Babette specialises in the hotel & leisure and retail sectors. She advises on hotel management agreements and is a regular speaker at the International Hotel Forum and other industry events.
Babette teaches English law at University of Liechtenstein in Vaduz. She is also a regular speaker at IBA, IFA and ABA and hotel industry events.
Babette speaks German, English, French, Spanish and Russian.