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.
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.
Australia's NSW Tourism Committee, Property Council
Australian Tourism and Transport Forum, hotel panel
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