Hospitality and Tourism

AH lawyers have extensive experience in the hospitality and tourism industry including:

  • international hotels, serviced apartments and time share
  • casinos and gaming
  • other tourism and leisure related businesses.

The firm provides advice on all aspects of hospitality and tourism projects with particular reference to:

  • joint ventures & alliances
  • foreign investment regulation
  • project development and financing
  • fund raising
  • securities offerings
  • management & operating contract negotiation
  • dispute resolution.

Because of the international nature of the industry, the experience of AH's lawyers had extended beyond Australia into Asia, Europe and the United States.

AH lawyers acted for BT Hotel Trust in the takeover of Hamilton Island Ltd, the restructure of the Reef Casino Trust and the disposal of interests in Star City Casino Holdings by Showboat Inc./Harrah's. AH lawyers advised EIH on an international joint venture with Mexx Group BV for existing and new "Oberoi" hotel and hospitality projects in Australia, Asia and the Middle East. AH lawyers have recently advised on new hotel development projects and hospitality M&A transactions in Australia, India, Thailand, Indonesia and Mauritius. They also have significant experience in owner representation in the negotiation of management contracts with various international operators including Hyatt, Four Seasons, Hilton and Intercontinental.