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Hospitality & Licensing

Our Hospitality & Licensing practice is a part of our preeminent Wine practice.

The teams expertise encompass all commercial issues relevant to the industry, including licensing, taxation, employment, work health and safety, dispute resolution, property, debt recovery and general commercial matters.

Key Services

  • Acquisitions and disposals of restaurants, cafés, pubs, clubs and hotels
  • Club Licences and Limited Club Licences
  • Codes of Practice and Late Night Codes of Practice
  • Competition and consumer law issues
  • Corporate and tax-advantaged structures
  • Disciplinary actions in relation to licence breaches
  • Dispute resolution
  • Distribution, agency and marketing arrangements
  • E-commerce activities
  • Employee and contractor
  • Exporting and international transactions
  • Financing and capital raising
  • General commercial issues, including corporate governance
  • Industrial relations and employment advice
  • Intellectual property and confidential information
  • Joint ventures
  • Liquor licencing assistance and advice including compliance issues, negotiations with police, council and other relevant authorities
  • Personal Property Securities (PPS) advice and registrations
  • Restaurant, café, pub, club and hotel leases and management agreements
  • Sale and commercial documents
  • Specialised brand labeling, trade mark negotiations and advice
  • Taxation advice
  • Workers compensation advice including companies that are exempt employers

Jamies Italian – A Timely Reminder of Insolvency Risk in the Hospitality Industry


On 28 June 2016, receivers and managers were appointed to the Keystone Hospitality Group. A number…

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