December 12, 2018

Clyde & Co strengthens its Asia Pacific Hospitality and Real Estate Practice

Global law firm Clyde & Co has appointed Mahoney Smith as Special Counsel.

Mahoney has more than 15 years of experience specialising in hospitality and real estate transactions. She works across a variety of sectors including hospitality and leisure, commercial, industrial, retail and residential with a client base including REITS, ASX-listed companies and unlisted corporates. She assists clients on all aspects of the hospitality project development cycle, including acquisitions and disposals, mixed-use developments, management agreements and leasing transactions.

Mahoney has extensive experience in the hospitality and tourism industries including performing advisory work in relation to various hotels and projects throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region. She has assisted international hotel operating companies and owners with all aspects of franchise and management agreements, operations and dispute resolution in the Asia Pacific region, including Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.

Mahoney joins Clyde & Co from Dentons where she served as a Director. Prior to Dentons, she was a partner with DibbsBarker, and worked at DLA Piper in the real estate and hospitality sectors.

Commenting on Mahoney's appointment, Clyde & Co Partner Cameron Thomson says: “I am pleased to welcome Mahoney to the firm. She has recognition and accolades from a number of real estate and hospitality enterprises and she has also built up and maintained strong client relationships. I am confident that she will make a significant contribution to our Australia and APAC platforms, our real estate and hospitality practices, and our firm.”

Benjamin (Ben) Hirasawa, Head of Hospitality, Asia Pacific at Clyde & Co, adds: "Mahoney is a highly skilled attorney with a proven track record of consistently achieving successful outcomes for her hospitality and real estate clients on complex multi-jurisdictional transactions.  Her technical excellence, commercial acumen and consummate professionalism together with the recent appointments of Cameron in Sydney and REIT expert Hailing Liu in Singapore exponentially increase the depth, capabilities and expertise of the senior ranks of our regional hospitality and leisure team.”