Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure

The hospitality, tourism and leisure industry is not confined to providing travel services and holiday destinations. It incorporates staging sporting and cultural events and constructing new venues, gambling operations, inner-city regeneration and transport infrastructure. These can require funding, construction advice, management agreements and government approvals.

Our experience in hospitality, tourism and leisure is as diverse as the sector we serve, with an emphasis on achieving successful commercial outcomes for our clients and developing long-term relationships. For that reason, our team includes specialists in real estate, construction, technology, taxation, banking, corporate, competition, litigation, government and intellectual property law to deal with all aspects of our clients’ legal needs.

Our expertise includes event venues and recreational parks, free-to-air and pay TV, gaming and wagering, hotels and resorts, liquor licensing, sports marketing and management and tourism operations.

As evidence of our on-going commitment to the industry, team members have leadership roles in peak bodies such as the Tourism Task Force.

A$72 million fully underwritten pro-rata accelerated non-renounceable entitlement offer for shares in Webjet Limited to fund the acquisition of the Online Republic group of companies (NZ)

Advised Webjet Limited in relation to its A$72 million fully underwritten pro-rata accelerated non-renounceable entitlement offer

SB&G Hotel Group acquires A$500m hotel portfolio

Acted for SB&G Hotel Group on its hotel portfolio acquisition from Eureka Funds Management.  The portfolio of hotels includes the Intercontinental Melbourne, Crowne Plaza Melbourne, Crowne Plaza Coogee, Crowne Plaza Canberra and Holiday Inn Potts Point. SB&G Hotel Group is now the largest owner of IHG-operated hotels in Australia, employing more than 800 staff.

Mirvac sale of its hotel management business

Advised listed A-REIT Mirvac on the sale of its hotel management business, Mirvac Hotels & Resorts and various associated investments to a consortium comprising Accor Asia Pacific and Singapore-based Ascendas. The complex transaction involved the concurrent sale of the hotel management business and the stake in an unlisted hotel fund which will see Accor take on the management of 48 hotels and also acquire, with Ascendas, a stake in an unlisted Mirvac hotel fund that owns seven properties.

Spotless $6.8 million acquisition of International Linen Service

Advised Spotless on its acquisition of 100% of the shares in International Linen Service Pty Ltd from IWPE Nominees Pty Ltd and Investec Australia Limited.

Spotless acquisition agreement for the purchase of ACG's customer contracts and associated assets

Advused Spotless on an agreement to purchase the customer contracts and associated assets of the ACG security business.