Robert Williams

  • Partner at Withers SBL (418 Attorneys)
  • 319 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Sydney, NSW, Australia DX 13022
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Robert leads the hotels and hospitality group within the Real Estate team.

He is recognised as a leading lawyer for commercial and transactional matters in the hotels and hospitality industry.

Robert works from our Singapore and Sydney offices, advising clients across Asia Pacific on transactions. With long-standing relationships in the sector, Robert and his team are uniquely placed to help clients unlock opportunities on hotel deals in Asia Pacific.

Robert is regularly asked to speak at industry conferences in Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia, including presenting MasterClass sessions at HICAP events for over a decade.




Track record

Acting for hotel owners and hotel operators on hotel and resort sales, acquisitions and financing

Acting on hotel development - advising on fund and project structuring, including for mixed use sites and joint ventures

Acting on hotel management agreements, acting for property developers, owners, and international hotel operators

Acting on investment structuring and capital raising for hotel funds

Acting on hotel operating leases and franchise arrangements, including master franchise/platform transactions

Advising clients establishing new shared ownership schemes and existing operators on regulatory and compliance matters.

Crown Company: on its sale of the iconic luxury Conrad Maldives Rangali resort to Blackstone Group, including a world’s first of its kind undersea villa The Muraka.

Me in a minute

Our industry is long-established but growing fast

I have the privilege of loving my job. The hotels sector is regionally and globally connected and never stays still. Tourism is an economic powerhouse: the industry is a great employer, trainer and launch-pad for so many. And Asia Pacific is perhaps the most exciting marketplace - here our industry is long-established but growing fast - with some amazing product and experiences. I find working with our clients to identify opportunity, and execute on strategy immensely rewarding at a personal level.

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Hotels and hospitality
  • Brands
  • Family businesses
  • Asia Pacific
  • Food and drink
  • High-net-worth individuals
  • Owners and entrepreneurs
  • Private companies
  • Public companies

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
+65 6922 4526; +61 2 9276 7618  Phone
University Attended:
College of Law at London, Legal Practice Course
Law School Attended:
Durham University, LL.B., Honors, 1997
Year of First Admission:
2004, New South Wales, Australia; 2000, England


Australia's NSW Tourism Committee, Property Council

Australian Tourism and Transport Forum, hotel panel

Birth Information:
Farnborough, England, February 27, 1975

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  • Sydney, NSW
    319 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000
    Sydney, NSW DX 13022

    +65 6922 4526; +61 2 9276 7618 Phone

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