Mitch Reynolds acts for a range of clients in hospitality, finance and real estate 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, investors and financiers in respect to a range of hotel development, management, franchising, leasing, investment, operator selection and financing projects.

    Mitch also assists clients in respect to property and project financings, business and real estate acquisitions, branded and managed assets projects, property projects in the energy sector and Personal Property Securities Act 2009 (Cth) issues.

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    Real Estate and Hospitality

    • Acting for a German fund manager in relation to the leasing of The Sebel Canberra Civic hotel.
    • Assisting a consortium comprised of Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets, SunSuper and HESTA in the AU$1.41 billion partial privatisation of Landgate (the land titles registry of Western Australia).
    • Advising a corporate Commonwealth entity in relation to a AU$50 million investment in a hospitality real estate fund for a portfolio of energy sustainable hotels.
    • Advising in respect of real estate aspects of the multi-phased distributed heating, cooling and electricity network for the £8 billion development of one of London’s largest and most high-profile mixed-use developments.
    • Assisting EDF Renewables in relation to real estate aspects of the selldown of a 49% stake in 24 UK windfarms in a deal with an enterprise value of £1.4 billion.
    • Assisting a nuclear power license holder in relation to various nuclear power station management and operations issues in the UK, including nuclear site leasing, substation site subleasing, power station decommissioning and nuclear site safety matters.
    • Assisting an energy investment company in relation to land option and leasing arrangements for potential standalone commercial-scale battery storage facilities.
    • Advising a European real estate fund manager in relation to the €200 million development and hotel management and chattel-leasing arrangements for the 504-room Hard Rock Hotel Barcelona, Spain, the last permitted seaside development in Barcelona.
    • Advising a European real estate fund manager in relation to the hotel development, leasing, franchising and security arrangements for the 242-room Hampton by Hilton, Barcelona, Spain.
    • Advising a European real estate fund manager in relation to the development and hotel management and services arrangements for the 159-room Hard Rock Hotel Madrid, Spain.
    • Advising a European real estate fund manager in relation to the hotel management and services arrangements for a boutique luxury hotel in Malaga, Spain, created from a restored Andalusian palace.
    • Advising a Middle Eastern holding company in relation to the hotel franchise arrangements from Intercontinental Hotels Group for the Staybridge Suites Dubai Financial Centre and the Staybridge Suites Dubai Internet City, UAE.
    • Advising in relation to the hotel management and services arrangements for an upper-upscale hotel in a multibillion dollar mixed-use development in the UAE.
    • Advising a US-based hotel operator in relation to the hotel arrangements for a multi-hotel development in Dubai, UAE.
    • Assisting the hotel owner in relation to the hotel management arrangements for the Swiss-Belinn hotel, Muscat, Oman.
    • Advising hotel owners in respect of separate branded upscale and upper-upscale hotel and branded residence developments in Saudi Arabia.
    • Advising international hotel operators in respect to their document suites for operations in the Asia Pacific and EMEA regions.
    • Assisting EMEA-based managers with preparing hotel management and services document suites for white label hotel management operations.
    • Assisting the owner of the Ibis Styles East Perth with the development documentation and FF&E procurement and delivery arrangements for the 252-room hotel developed by way of modular unit construction.
    • Assisting the owner of multiple resort development projects in Phu Quoc, Vietnam, with the negotiation of all hotel management and branded residences transaction documents with multiple international hotel operators.
    • Assisting the owner of the Intercontinental Perth Hotel with the hotel management agreement negotiation and related property and transactional work for the hotel’s redevelopment.
    • Assisting a Chinese state owned enterprise in respect to the potential AU$100 million investment into agribusiness projects across several Australian states.
    • Advising private investors with their 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 in providing advice to a state government development agency in connection with the development of the Perth City Link, a hotel and mixed used development project in Perth’s central business district.
    • Acting for the owner of the Araluen Golf Resort with the negotiation of a golf resort management agreement and related liquor licensing requirements.

    Finance

    • Assisting one of Asia Pacific’s largest independent alternative lenders in respect to a number of development and property financing projects.
    • Assisting a UK bank in respect of the acquisition financing of a portfolio of four Ibis Styles hotels in the UK.
    • Assisting a leisure asset developer with the master development financing and forward leasing of a proposed development in the UK.
    • Acting for a Norwegian investment bank in respect to its US$100 million bond issue to an ASX-listed mining company.
    • Acting for the owner of the Ibis Styles East Perth with the construction, term and mezzanine financing arrangements for the hotel.
    • Acting for a French group of companies as local counsel in respect of its group refinancing worth approximately €104 million.
    • Acting for a Chinese bank in respect to the due diligence and financing of the acquisition of the five-star Pullman Sydney Airport Hotel by Chinese conglomerate, Nanshan Group, worth approximately AU$80 million.
    • Acting for a Chinese bank in respect of the financing of Stanley Ho’s 371-apartment development on the Gold Coast, Australia.
    • Advising a Chinese state owned enterprise 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.
    • Advising a Germany-based online lending company with the receivables financing and securitisation structure of its Australia-based consumer loan receivables worth approximately US$200 million.
    • Assisting an Australian building firm with the negotiation of a AU$40 million facility from a Singaporean property developer.
    • Advising a Chinese bank on a AU$35 million facility to a Chinese company in relation to a mining project in Western 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 private investors with their financing of major shopping centres in Western Australia and Queensland.
    • Acting for a Germayn-based solar energy investment firm in respect to the potential financing of a solar power plant in Western Australia.
    • Assisting an Australian private equity firm 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 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.
    • 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 audio visual equipment in Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia.
    • Assisting Live Nation on the financing and security aspects of its acquisition of a majority interest in the Secret Sounds Group.
    • 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.
    • 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.

    Education

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

    Admissions

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