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Horwath HTL (“HHTL”)

HHTL is Asia Pacific’s largest and most experienced firm of hospitality consultants. Operating from 12 offices in the region, the firm is entirely focused on providing specialist advice in the hotel, tourism and leisure industries and has worked on over 2,000 projects throughout the region. Globally, Horwath HTL is the world’s largest consulting organisation specialising in hospitality with 50 offices in 39 countries. HHTL is a member of Crowe Horwath International, one of the world’s largest accounting and management consulting firms.

HHTL’s Australian operations are headquartered in Sydney. The firm’s highly experienced directors and consultants have worked in almost every aspect of the industry, including:

  • Transaction Roles
  • Purchaser and Vendor Due Diligence
  • Capital Raising
  • Hotel Operating Reviews
  • Asset Management
  • Benchmarking Roles
  • Accountability Reviews
  • Independent Expert Roles and Dispute Resolution Roles
  • Operator Selection and Management Agreement Negotiation
  • Pre-lending Bank Reviews
  • Market Demand/Feasibility Studies

Further information can be obtained from the HHTL website at www.horwathHTL.com


Ashurst is Australia’s new global law firm. On 1 March 2012, Ashurst and Blake Dawson combined their practices in Asia and will merge their operations globally by 2015, creating a new and powerful legal presence in the international market under the Ashurst name.

As a result of the combining of Ashurst and Blake Dawson, Ashurst now offers clients an enhanced international coverage of the highest quality. Clients stand to benefit from the full service offerings of a premier global law firm, with access to deep local market knowledge and a wealth of resources.

With an expanded presence in 16 of the world’s leading financial centres, clients will have access to support local, regional and cross-border transactions and projects.

For almost 20 years, our fully integrated hotels & leisure team has been supporting clients in this sector, giving us a specialist understanding of their unique needs. For the last 10 years we have been supporting clients across Asia and the Middle East on hotel related transactions. We have 6 offices in the Asia region in total, with plans to open an office in Beijing soon. Our office in Singapore - with its niche hotels practice, supports our clients on the ground and across the region.

We have 7 offices in the Asia region in total, with plans to open an office in Seoul soon.

We regularly advise some of the sector’s largest investors, developers, hotel owners, hotel operators, financiers, caterers, venue and casino owners, adding value in transactions by drawing on our deep experience in this niche area. We are adept at negotiating across different cultural, legal and economic systems and have been involved in major hotel projects across Australia, Asia Pacific and the Middle East.

Your needs are diverse and specialised, and so are we. We provide a full suite of relevant legal services to the hospitality sector, including the sale and acquisition of hotels, major financing and development projects, management and operating agreements, joint ventures and gaming advice.

Our focus is on getting to the heart of our clients’ legal needs and delivering commercially astute and practical solutions. We offer strategic advice, strengthened by our lawyers’ direct industry experience.

Our expertise is recognised through winning the following awards:

“Number one firm in Hospitality & Tourism Law in Australia”

Best Lawyers Australia, 2011

“Australian Real Estate Law Firm of the Year”

Corporate INTL Legal Awards, 2011

“Best Large Law Firm”

BRW Client Choice Awards, 2012

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