Lada Shelkovnikova

Company: Watson Farley & Williams

Position: Partner


For 4 years in a row Lada is recognized by the hospitality industry as “Global Elite Thought Leader in Hospitality” (Who’s Who Legal 2020-2023 APAC).
For 3 years in a row (2021-2023) Lada serves as SEA Regional Advisor for HICAP.
For 4 years in a row (2020-2023) Lada serves as a committee member of HICAP Deal of the Year Award (M&A Deal of the Year and Single Asset Transaction of the Year).

Her clients include hotel investors, developers and operators in 27 jurisdictions across APAC, MENA & Indian Ocean.

Lada's areas of expertise:
• hotel operator appointments and HMA advisory, - across APAC and MENA with regards to all major hotel operators, both global and regional
• branded residences and serviced apartment arrangements, structuring of optional and mandatory rental pool
• acquisitions and disposals of operating hotels
• operating leases in hospitality
• project structuring of mixed-use developments with hospitality component
• master franchise and manchise arrangements
• hospitality-focused joint ventures
• F&B and hospitality platforms rollout and new market entry
• master development agreements in hospitality
• due diligence lead counsel for all types of hospitality projects across APAC
• mediation in hospitality

Lada is a Fellow of Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and accredited mediator in Singapore.

Professional Memberships

LLM, MBA in Hospitality (GLION), Fellow of Singapore Institute of Arbitrators