Michael is a practising attorney and director of STBB. He heads STBB’s Corporate and Commercial Department and their Hospitality and Leisure Sector. Michael has over 35 years’ experience specialising in commercial law transactions and more particularly in the hospitality and leisure sector.
Key focus areas of his expertise include:
- mergers, acquisitions, property transactions, development of substantial capital-intensive facilities such as convention centers, casinos, lodges and hotels; and
- establishment of special purpose vehicles, shareholder relationships, financing, land tenure issues, structuring sectional title schemes, advising on relationships with stakeholders during the development and operational phases, with particular emphasis on hotel management, franchise and lease agreements.
Michael has an intimate knowledge of most of the international hotel management companies standard form agreements.
Michael’s vast experience in these fields, particularly Hospitality and Leisure, is owed to his career as a practising corporate lawyer and as a member of the boards of directors of hotel owning companies including Lagoon Beach Hotel Groups.