Clyde & Co Clasis Singapore
Partner/Head of Hospitality, Asia Pacific
Benjamin (Ben) is the Head of Hospitality, Asia Pacific at Clyde & Co. He represents hospitality, commercial, industrial, retail and residential developers in all real estate property transactions and advises on all aspects of the project development cycle, providing practical and commercially sound advice on international business transactions.
Ben’s practice includes private equity financings, joint ventures, start-ups, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, management and license agreements, and advising on various transaction structuring and project operational issues.
Ben advises leading real estate and hospitality and leisure companies across the Asia Pacific region on all aspects of development and operations, including niche areas such as property funds, timeshare, fractional ownership, REITS and branded residences. He has become the ‘go-to’ individual in Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam, Myanmar, the Philippines, South Korea, Japan and various other jurisdictions in Asia Pacific for several of the world’s largest hotel operating companies and hotel owners.
In Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017, Ben was noted as being “renowned for his hospitality sector expertise, providing comprehensive support to hotel developers and operators”. He has also been included in Who’s Who Legal – Franchise 2015, and has been noted as a recommended lawyer for Thailand and Myanmar in Legal 500 Asia Pacific and Chambers Asia Pacific.
Simon Allison, Chairman & CEO , HOFTEL
Benjamin Hirasawa, Partner/Head of Hospitality, Asia Pacific, Clyde & Co Clasis Singapore
Andrew MacGeoch, Partner, Head of Asia Real Estate and Infrastructure – Global Head of Hotels Group, BLP
Prab Thakral, President & Group CEO, Boutique Group
Lim Boon Kwee, Chief Operating Officer, Dusit International