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Hospitality, Cafes & Restaurants

Hillhouse provides extensive industry knowledge and expertise to the hospitality sector. We act for all types of businesses, from ‘family owned’ operations of all sizes to large multi-premise, franchise and corporate operators. We appreciate the nuances and challenges of operating a hospitality business within an ever-changing commercial landscape.


  • Assistance in establishing initial business structures
  • Trust and service arrangements
  • Insurance
  • Partnerships, shareholder and unitholder agreements
  • Commercial contracting and terms and conditions of trade
  • Supply agreements
  • Share and unit acquisitions and disposals
  • Business acquisitions and disposals
  • Employment, Awards and HR matters
  • Privacy, data retention and confidentiality issues
  • Property acquisitions, disposals, leasing and licensing
  • Intellectual property protection
  • Business succession and estate planning
  • Personal estate planning
  • Franchising  

Our team has developed valuable resources detailing key legal considerations and a checklist to establish and operate a hospitality business.

Enter your details to access our Knowledge Pack including these resources and more information about how we support the hospitality sector.

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We offer a free, no-obligation assessment of matters before we commence any work on your behalf.
We formulate a strategy with you from the outset, focused on your desired outcomes.
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