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Mulpha awarded for Environmental Excellence by UDIA

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AJ & Co Lawyers proudly congratulate Mulpha on winning the prestigious 2019 UDIA Queensland Award for Environmental Excellence in recognition of their incredible refurbishment of The Hayman Island Hotel.

In partnership with InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), Hayman Island by Intercontinental has transformed the island into one of Australia’s most luxurious lifestyle destinations. The 166-room hotel is the only property on the 400-hectare island showcasing world-class facilities, accessible via Hamilton Island and then only by either luxury vessel or helicopter.

We are delighted that Mulpha has been awarded this accolade by the UDIA and look forward to watching them lead the Australian luxury hotel market.


Hayman Island by Intercontinental


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The AJ&Co ‘5 Minute Series’ tackles current practical issues impacting the business community. It is designed to provide a short overview of the legal options available to businesses to either capitalise on the relevant matter or reduce the impact on the bottom line.


Article written by Jonathan Whybird

We are delighted to announce that AJ & Co Lawyers has been named as a finalist in the Australasian Law Awards for 2020 for State/ Regional Firm of the year.

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The Australasian Law Awards 2020 celebrate the outstanding achievements of Australia and New Zealand’s leading legal professionals, firms and in-house teams for their contribution to the industry over the past year and define excellence in the legal profession.

Managing Partner, Andrew Johnson commented – “we are privileged and humbled to have been recognised as a finalist for this award. As a young firm, this nomination is incredibly significant. More than ever, we are dedicated to delivering legal services that focus on the growth of our client’s businesses – partnering with them to achieve their short and long term business goals”.

Choice Hotels Asia-Pacific – India Master Franchise Agreement

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AJ & Co Lawyers head of Corporate Advisory, Jonathan Whybird, congratulates Choice Hotels Asia-Pacific on its transaction with Suba Group of Hotels. Mr Whybird worked with Indian firm Economic Laws Practice Advocates & Solicitors to transition Choice Hotels’ portfolio in India from a direct franchise market to a master franchise model and implement a 15-year master franchise agreement for Suba Group of Hotels to exclusively develop the Clarion™, Quality™ and Comfort™ brands in the Indian market.

Mr Whybird stated “this is a great transaction by Choice Hotels Asia-Pac that will allow them to continue to grow the Choice footprint in India. It was a pleasure to work with the Choice management team and their Indian partners to deliver this transaction”.

Choice Hotels Asia-Pacific Director of Investments & Portfolio Growth, Cameron Burke stated “We’re really pleased to have completed this transformational transaction with Suba Group of Hotels. Jonathan and the team at AJ & Co Lawyers were instrumental in helping to deliver a successful outcome on this deal, and we couldn’t be happier with Jonathan’s level of commercial and strategic guidance throughout the entire process.

Choice Hotels Asia-Pacific is a wholly owned subsidiary of Choice Hotels International, Inc., a publicly listed (NYSE: CHH) company in the United States with over 7,000 hotels and nearly 600,000 rooms in 35 countries and territories.