Leisure & tourism assets

The number and diversity of stakeholders involved in tourism asset transactions, all with differing backgrounds, objectives and expectations, can make legal and commercial matters very complicated. Furthermore the nature of the industry means that key stakeholders - operators in particular - often have a significant personal investment in the asset which can require careful management. At DibbsBarker we have decades of experience managing the financing, acquisition and leasing of major resorts, marinas and infrastructure projects, and understand the importance of stakeholder management in these complex processes.

We have firsthand experience in the development, operation and management of resorts, hotels, golf courses and tourism infrastructure such as marinas. From property sales to workplace health and safety issues and from privacy and data management to intellectual property and branding, our extended Leisure & Tourism team advise on a range of matters that impact our clients’ broader business objectives. Our start-to-finish capabilities also cover advice on management rights and liquor and gaming licencing.

Our lawyers have acted in some the country’s most significant projects, including:

  • Noosa Springs Resort
  • Laguna Quays Resort
  • Hooke Island
  • South Molle Island
  • Hamilton Island
  • The Palms Golf Course
  • The Pines Golf Course
  • Pelican Waters Golf Course
  • Robina Country Club Golf Course
  • Paradise Springs Golf Course
  • Ramada Hervey Bay
  • Stradbroke Island Hotel.

Financing leisure assets

With extensive experience representing some of the largest global and national banks, our Finance team has broad credentials in managing complex and high profile transactions around major assets in complicated and often uncertain circumstances.

In an industry as dynamic, fast-changing and ‘round the clock’ as tourism, acquiring or disposing of assets promptly and commercially is crucial. However there is much more to good legal advice than a quick turnaround. With decades of experience in the hotel and tourism assets sector, our team understands the complexities of investment in tourism assets.

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