Mitch Reynolds acts for a range of clients in real estate, hospitality and finance transactions across Asia Pacific, the UK, Europe and the Middle East.

    He has broad experience in hotel and branded-residence projects, having acted on behalf of hotel owners, operators and financiers in respect to a range of hotel development, management, franchising, leasing and financing projects.

    Mitch also assists clients in respect to business and real estate acquisitions, property and project financing, and in respect of Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) issues.

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    Real Estate and Hospitality

    • Assisting EDF Renewables with the £701 million sale of a 49% stake in 24 UK windfarms.
    • Assisting a European private-equity fund in respect of its hotel development, leasing and hotel management arrangements for four hotel development projects in Spain.
    • Assisting a hotel owner in respect of the development, management and franchising of four internationally branded hotel and residence projects in Dubai, UAE.
    • Assisting a hotel owner in respect of the development and management arrangements for an upscale hotel in a mixed-use tower development in Dubai, UAE.
    • Assisting an international hotel management company in respect to the hotel management and third-party food and beverage arrangements for three island-development hotels in Dubai, UAE.
    • Assisting hotel owners in respect of two separate hotel and branded residence developments in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
    • Assisting a hotel owner in respect of the hotel management arrangements for the Swiss-Belinn Hotel, Muscat, Oman.
    • Assisting a hotel owner in respect of its hotel development and management arrangements for an upscale hotel in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
    • Assisting Asia Pacific and EMEA-based hotel operators in the preparation of their hotel management document suites.
    • Assisting the senior financier in respect to the financing of the acquisition of a portfolio of four Ibis Styles hotels in the UK, worth approximately £30 million.
    • Acting for Industrial and Commercial Bank of China in respect to the due diligence and financing of the acquisition of the five-star Pullman Sydney Airport Hotel.
    • Assisting a hotel owner in respect to the negotiation of all hotel and branded-residence transaction documents for the development and operation of the Regent Phu Quoc, Vietnam – a 400-room luxury hotel and residential development in the heart of Vietnam’s largest island.
    • Assisting a hotel owner in respect to the hotel management arrangements for the Fusion Resort Phu Quoc, Vietnam – a 135‑villa luxury resort.
    • Assisting the owner of the Ibis Styles East Perth with the development documentation, construction and mezzanine financing, and hotel FF&E procurement and delivery arrangements for the 252-room hotel developed by way of modular-unit construction.
    • Assisting the owner of the Intercontinental Perth Hotel with the hotel management arrangements and related property and transactional work for the hotel’s redevelopment.
    • Assisting the owner of the Kings Hotel Perth on the operator selection, hotel management arrangements, and liquor licensing requirements for the hotel’s conversion to Rydges Perth.
    • Assisting hotel owners with operator selection processes for proposed hotels in Western Australia and the Northern Territory.
    • Acting for the owner of the Araluen Golf Resort in the negotiation of a golf resort management agreement and related liquor licensing requirements.
    • Assisting in providing advice to the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority in connection with the development of the Perth City Link, a hotel and mixed used development project in Perth’s central business district.
    • Advising Canute Group on its financing and acquisition of major shopping centres in Western Australia and Queensland.
    • Assisting Woolworths Limited with the sale of a major shopping centre development in regional Western Australia.
    • Assisting the Dalian Anywide Group in respect to the potential AU$100 million investment into agribusiness projects across several Australian states.

    Finance

    • Acting for a Norwegian investment bank in respect to its US$100 million bond issue to an ASX-listed mining company.
    • Acting for Industrial and Commercial Bank of China in respect of the financing of Stanley Ho’s 371-apartment development on the Gold Coast, Australia.
    • Acting for a property financing company in respect to the financing of a 167-apartment development project in Western Australia.
    • Acting for a property financing company in respect to the preferred equity financing of a 91-apartment development project in Western Australia.
    • Advising Chinese state owned enterprise, AVIC, in relation to the project financing of a 13 MW solar power farm in the Australian Capital Territory, including obtaining Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) approval.
    • Acting for Foraco International as local counsel in respect of its group refinancing worth approximately €104 million.
    • Assisting Pindan Group with the negotiation of a AU$40 million facility from Singaporean property developer, Oxley Holdings.
    • Advising Industrial and Commercial Bank of China on a AU$35 million facility to a Chinese company in relation to a mining project in Western Australia.
    • Acting for Germany-based solar energy investment firm, KGAL, in respect to the potential €7 million financing of a solar power plant in Western Australia.
    • Advising a Germany-based online lending company with the receivables financing and securitisation structure of its Australian based consumer loan receivables worth approximately US$200 million.
    • Assisting Goldman Sachs Specialty Lending, PNC Bank, ICICI Bank, Bank of Communications, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, Nordea Bank, GE Capital Bank and international corporate borrowers as Australian counsel in a range of financing and security transactions.
    • Advising clients across a range of industries (including banking, energy and resources, and property development) in respect of Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) issues.

    Corporate and Commercial

    • Assisting AIM-listed Vp plc on the finance and security aspects of its acquisition of TR Pty Ltd, which is engaged in specialist rental of test and measurement, communications and audiovisual equipment in Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia.
    • Assisting private equity firm, Banksia Capital, in respect to its acquisition of a testing and diagnostics business, and its acquisition of health foods and supplements businesses, by way of share subscriptions.
    • Assisting Live Nation on the financing and security aspects of its acquisition of a majority interest in the Secret Sounds Group.
    • Assisting Cove House Investments on the financing and security aspects of the AU$93 million recapitalisation of Compass Resources Limited, including the acquisition of HNC Australia and the acquisition of AU$35 million of debt from Hunan Non-Ferrous Corporation, and the enforcement of its security by receiver appointment.
    • Advising the Australian subsidiary of a Chinese state owned enterprise in relation to its proposed acquisition of an Australian engineering and construction company in Victoria, including conducting finance due diligence.
    • Assisting a large international energy generator in relation to financing aspects of the potential acquisition of wind and hydro-electricity projects throughout Australia (including Victoria) estimated to be valued at AU$500 million, including conducting due diligence.

    Education

    • The University of Western Australia, LL.B., 2011
    • The University of Western Australia, BCom, Finance Investment, 2011

    Admissions

    • High Court of Australia, 2012
    • Supreme Court of Western Australia, 2012
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