Full Service Regional Offering

We offer a comprehensive range of transactional legal services advising international and domestic investors, developers, hotel owners, operators and franchisors in the acquisition, development, financing, management and branding of mixed use, master planned communities and other real estate, corporate and hospitality transactions. We have listed below representative samples of transactions on which our attorneys have advised.  Please contact us for more information or additional details regarding experience in a particular area or jurisdiction.

Worldwide

  • Represented a listed global hotel operating company in connection with its acquisition of Six Senses Hotels and Resorts from a private equity fund and over 70 hotels located in North America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.  Led team responsible for HMA and branded residence documentary analysis to assess potential valuation, integration and structuring impacts.
  • Advised the world’s leading timeshare company on its timeshare and corporate structures in Europe and Asia, including corporate restructuring, acquisition of properties and providing multijurisdictional compliance guidance for Club Point Sales to entities in Germany, India, Indonesia, United Kingdom, Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Australia, Macau, Philippines and Taiwan
  • Represented private equity investors, owners and operators in connection with acquisition, management disposition and operation of more than 1,000 hotel and branded residence development transactions in Europe, North America, the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Australasia in the last 5 years.
  • Advised a listed global hotel operating company in connection with due diligence on its global portfolio and other aspects involved in creating the world’s largest hotel operating company.

Asia-Pacific

  • Advised a leading global hotel operator on all aspects of its commercial services, brands and operational issues in its Asia Pacific region. Primary point of contact with responsibility for more than 20 jurisdictions and 65 properties.
  • Advised three of the world’s largest hospitality companies on creation and implementation of branded residence structures in Asia, including creating template documentation for use on a regional basis.
  • Advised the world’s leading timeshare company on its timeshare and trust structures in Asia, including corporate restructuring, acquisition of properties, relocation of the trust structure to Hong Kong and regulatory guidance in India, Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Australia, Macau, Philippines and Taiwan.

Australia

Representing an Asia based hotel operator in connection with the development of an AUD 550 million golf and spa resort in Brookwater, Queensland

Advising a publicly traded Singapore REIT in connection with its acquisition and disposition of assets in Australia and subsequent restructuring of the business and ownership structure

Cambodia

Advising a multinational hotel operator on development of 4 hotels in Cambodia

Advising an overseas investor on the development of a mixed use hotel and casino development

China

Advising one of China’s largest property developers in connection with a joint venture with a Thai conglomerate for the development of luxury properties in Thailand valued at USD 1 billion

Advising a listed global hotel operating company in connection with its market expansion strategy and implementation of modified franchising model in the PRC

Hong Kong

Advising a global timeshare company on the creation of an Asia Pacific Club compliant with Hong Kong law, including advising on applicable securities regulations and drafting of membership and custodial documents

Advising private equity investors in connection with a joint venture for the acquisition of 10 hotels and subsequent development in connection with creation of a new owner / operator brand

India

Advising global international timeshare operators on Indian timeshare agreements

Advising the world’s largest global hotel operating company in connection with its disposition of hotel assets in India

Indonesia

Advising a US listed hotel management company on the spin-off of its Indonesian business in connection with a corporate restructuring and market entry into Indonesia

Advising the hospitality arm of one of Southeast Asia’s largest property developers on its market entry into Indonesia and the management of its flagship property

Japan

Advising private equity investors in connection with all aspects of formation of a joint venture with leading private equity funds and acquisition of interests in a luxury resort in Okinawa, Japan valued at USD 250,000,000.

Advising a US listed hotel management company with the leasehold and management arrangement related to the conversion of a mixed use property in Osaka and negotiation of over 10 hotel management agreements in Japan

Laos

Advising one of the world’s largest international serviced residence operators in connection with a franchise agreement for its flagship property in Laos

Advising two US listed hotel management companies with the negotiation of a suite of management agreement documentation for hotels in Laos

Malaysia

Advising a global hotel operator on the negotiation and preparation of management agreements and performance of due diligence exercises for numerous hotels across Malaysia

Advising a leading international hotel operator on all aspects of the creation and implementation of branded residence programs and negotiation of related management documents for Malaysia

Macao

Advising a global hotel operator on the negotiation and preparation of management agreements and performance of due diligence exercises for numerous hotels in Macao

Advising a private investor in connection with the acquisition of hotels owned by Stanley Ho

Maldives

Advising a US listed hotel operator on the due diligence and negotiation of management agreements for 4 luxury resorts in the Maldives

Advising an overseas investor in connection with the financing, development regulatory compliance and sale of a portfolio of internationally operated luxury hotels and resorts

Myanmar

Advising a US listed global hospitality company in connection with the acquisition of a five hotel portfolio deal covering various cities in Myanmar

Advising an international hotel owner operator in connection with a joint venture and development transaction for 15 new hotels in Myanmar

Philippines

Advising an Asia based hotel and educational company on the structuring and management of a mixed development comprised of a hotel and hospitality school

Advising the world’s largest residential developer in connection with a joint venture and development of a mixed-use education development located in Manila.

Singapore

Advising a Singapore property fund on the bulk acquisition of residential properties in Southeast Asia

Representing a leading global hotel operator in connection with the development of a five star luxury hotel located in Sentosa, Singapore, including performing all aspects of the negotiation of management agreements

South Korea

Advising a US listed international hotel operator on the development of a mixed-use branded residence development in Jeju-do, Korea

Advising an overseas private equity investor in connection with the acquisition of a multi-property portfolio

Sri Lanka

Advising a US listed international hotel operator on the acquisition of a 4 hotel multi-property portfolio located in various cities in Sri Lanka

Advising a listed international hotel owner operator on the development of the first branded residence development in Sri Lanka

Taiwan

Advising various global hotel operators on the negotiation and preparation of management agreements and performance of due diligence exercises for numerous hotels in Taiwan

Advising a joint venture between Taiwanese and Guamanian interests In connection with the acquisition and development of 4 real estate projects

Thailand

Advising a US listed hotel operating company in connection with the dissolution of a joint venture agreement with 3 listed Thai companies and disposition of a waterfront luxury hotel in Bangkok

Advising a Thai company on all aspects of construction and development of a mixed-use project with a leading international management company

Vietnam

Advising a global affiliate of a leading US based private equity fund in connection with its acquisition and recapitalization of a mature business with operations in Vietnam, Thailand and Singapore.

Advising various international investors and operators of over 30 hotel and branded residence projects located in Vietnam