Tourism and travel continues to gain significant momentum and is a major contributor to economic growth.
From project inception to operation and beyond, our team draws on their combined experience to offer a one-stop-shop approach for all legal and regulatory requirements. We deliver the full spectrum of advice for tourism and leisure owners and operators, property developers, fund managers and corporate entities.
Our track record reflects our long-term industry presence advising clients across Australia and abroad, regardless of their headquarters. For our multinational clients we often work with leading law firms across the globe seeing ourselves as an extension of their team, committed to delivering exceptional outcomes for our clients.
We are experienced in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and financing, due diligence, sales and acquisitions, property development and refurbishments, structuring, tax advice and foreign investment review board (FIRB) applications.
We have a deep knowledge of, and advise on the interface between hotel ownership, management and operation and every facet driving return.
Our expertise also covers planning and environment, construction and delivery, claims and dispute resolution, liquor licensing, commercial agreements, operational advice, financial services, regulatory, intellectual property, insurance and risk, employment and workplace, and technology.
We support the growth of tourism with our commercial and practical approach.
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Advice across all stages of the iconic ‘Jewel’ Project, a Gold Coast three tower development including five-star hotel, luxury apartments and retail spaces.
Marriott Vacations Worldwide
Advised on titling and planning for the conversion of the existing Gold Coast hotel to ‘timeshare’ apartments, construction contracts and project delivery of a new hotel and the subsequent sale.
Sheraton Mirage Gold Coast
Advised on the recent $140 million sale of the resort and have acted over many years in multiple transactions.
Advised on the $1.3 billion acquisition of two Circular Quay Sydney CBD commercial office towers and approvals for the development of a five-star hotel tower and mixed use residential tower.
Hope Island Resort, Gold Coast
Acted for consecutive developers on acquisitions, subdivision, town planning and titling, project management, construction, leasing, sales and the sale of the resort.
Ghassan Aboud Group
Advised on the acquisition of the freehold and business of Rydges Tradewinds, Cairns.
Advised on the environmental approval requirements for a new Scenic Rim Trail and Eco Village as a result of the proximity of the project to a World Heritage Area.
Corporate Travel Management
Advising since its IPO in 2010, on multiple domestic and international acquisitions, totalling in excess of $300 million.
Hyatt Hotels Corporation
Successfully represented Hyatt in a dispute where the owner of a resort managed by Hyatt sought to unlawfully terminate their long-term management contract.