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Real Estate and Hospitality

Our Real Estate and Hospitality team provides our clients with seamless, integrated, and solutions-oriented services on the full scope of real estate and property projects throughout the region. Our team of legal and tax experts has experience with major infrastructure development and construction projects, hospitality, retail, agriculture, and mining.
Our real estate team represents developers, financiers, contractors, and other project parties on commercial, industrial, residential, and mixed-use projects. We regularly advise on land and building acquisitions and sales, construction contracts, joint venture agreements, leases, EPC contracts, offshore and onshore guarantee, and wrap around arrangements, turn-key projects. We have senior expertise and experience in residential, commercial, and large-scale infrastructure projects on BOT, BOO, BOOT, and other internationally recognized bases and structures.
"DFDL's real estate team offers extensive assistance to individual and corporate developers, with considerable experience advising on luxury hotel and residential developments. The team holds experience in advising clients on hotel management agreements, as well as general corporate, tax structuring, financing, land and contentious matters associated with real estate projects across the region." Chambers Asia

How we can help:

  • Industrial and Commercial development and leasing;
  • Hospitality – hotels, resorts, leisure, casino establishments and hotel management agreements;
  • Residential, retail and mixed-use developments and projects;
  • Construction;
  • Real estate disputes;
  • Acquisitions and disposals of real estate assets; and
  • Real estate tax.

Key Credentials

  • NagaWorld in relation to its plans to develop a USD 350 million resort in Siem Reap province in the north of the country.
  • Chip Mong Group on its acquisition of Grand Phnom Penh International City, a 260 hectares site with investment capital of USD 600 million, to develop the premium residences and a water park.
  • Anamaya, a Thai-based hospitality company, with respect to its expansion to include both a residential portion and hotel portion; including relevant permissions and restrictions for foreign investors in the project.
  • Pioneer Global Group; a Hong Kong-based hotel operator, on the acquisition of Sofitel Hotel Silom; including assistance on negotiations for the first franchise agreement with Accor Group in Thailand.
  • Radisson Hotel Group with respect to advice on potential expansion of the Radisson brand in Vietnam including due diligence and legal structuring advice for all potential projects under consideration by Radisson Hotel Group in Vietnam.
  • China Road and Bridge Corporation in relation to assistance with the review and negotiation of a concession agreement with the government regarding the construction of Phnom Penh- Sihanoukville Expressway, in Cambodia.


2024 chambers and partners asia pacific

  • Real Estate ThailandBand 3

2024 legal 500 asia pacific

  • Real Estate and Construction Thailand & Vietnam Tier 3

Key Contacts

Partner, Head of Regional Real Estate and Hospitality
Thailand, Vietnam
+66 2059 4090
Partner, Head of EU Desk


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