Rahul is an experienced technical and commercial lawyer specialising in hotels, resorts and tourism projects in Australia and throughout the Asia Pacific Region.

    He is a leading hospitality and real estate transactions lawyer. Rahul and his team provide comprehensive advice for clients across the full project lifecycle, including joint venture structuring and investment, property law and due diligence, acquisitions and sales, hotel management agreements, developments, foreign investment and licensing. He is engaged for his skills in risk analysis and strategy, negotiations, legal architecture and project delivery.

    After spending two years living and working in Ho Chi Minh City, Rahul continues to work extensively for projects in Vietnam and Singapore with many developers, funds and operators. He is recommended in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 in Real Estate, Australia.

    Rahul has considerable experience of working on complex and significant hotels, resorts and tourism projects. With more than 15 years’ experience in the legal industry, Rahul is known for his technical and commercial acumen, and brings a clear understanding of the commercial issues facing businesses operating in the hotel and leisure sector.

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    • Acquisitions and Sales – Hotels, resorts and tourism assets in Australia and the Asia Pacific region, for single, structured and portfolio assets.
    • Hotel Management Agreements, Branded Residences and Development Management Agreements – Hotel, resort and residences management agreements and development projects in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region for boutique, luxury and large-scale hospitality projects with international and local owners and operators. Expertise includes assisting with the hotel management tender processes.
    • Joint Ventures – Establishment of onshore and offshore investment and development joint ventures, structuring and implementation of acquisitions and development projects. In Australia, this includes MIT and REIT structures, along with complex FIRB approvals.
    • Commercial and Mixed-Use Real Estate – Sales and acquisitions of real estate assets in Australia, along with co-ownership and property/investment management arrangements.
    • Cross-Border Transactions – Complex cross-border and multijurisdictional transactions for single, structured and portfolio assets.

    Education

    • The University of Sydney, LL.B.
    • The University of Sydney, B.Sc., (Adv.)

    Courts

    • High Court of Australia, 2009
    • Federal Court of Australia, 2009
    • Supreme Court of New South Wales, 2004

    Languages

    • English
    • French

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