Brett has more than 30 years’ experience in gaming, liquor and registered clubs law. He leads the firms Gaming & Leisure Group which consists of a number of specialist practitioners.
Brett has acted on a diverse range of regulatory, commercial, corporate, and property matters for registered clubs and industry associations in New South Wales (NSW). His clients include a range of registered clubs and peak industry bodies such as the RSL and Services Clubs Association, Leagues Clubs Australia and ClubsNSW.
Brett advises on a broad range of matters including gaming, liquor and registered club regulation, amalgamations and de-amalgamations, commercial arrangements, dispute resolution, and major property development projects.
Brett regularly speaks at club industry conferences on the various issues concerning the industry, and in 2005 Brett was appointed by ClubsNSW to the industry’s peak governance body, the Code Authority. The Authority administers the Code of Conduct for registered clubs in NSW and hears and determines complaints made under the Code.
Brett is ranked in Chambers Asia Pacific (2016 – 2021) as a leading lawyer in the Gaming & Gambling industry. Brett has also been recognised by his peers as one of the Best Lawyers in Australia (2019- 2022) in the area of Gaming Law.
Brett Boon’s recent experience includes:
- Advising Sydney Roosters on the partnership deal that will see them play home games and finals at the Allianz Sydney Football Stadium for at least the next 25 years when it opens in 2022.
- Advising Easts Group leading up to the approval of a circa $80 million project to deliver a new clubhouse and senior living development at Waverley Bowling Club culminating in a Joint Venture Project with Mirvac signed at the end of 2020.
- Acting for Revesby Workers Club on its A$150 million mixed-use development project, including the numerous regulatory issues associated with the development, particularly liquor and gaming issues.
- Acted for Mount Pritchard & District Community Club Ltd on the first Club De-amalgamation in NSW from Panthers of 2 Clubs in a transaction value of A$37 million. He is also advising Mounties in relation to gaming and licensing issues in the redevelopment of their Harbord premises.
- Acted for Wagga RSL Club Ltd in relation to its successful opposition of an almost 20 fold increase in the gaming machine threshold under the Gaming Machines Act 2001 (NSW) of a nearby bowling club.
- Advised on the successful conclusion of a large number of amalgamations between various registered clubs. Such amalgamations have included major NSW Rugby League (NRL) clubs, RSL Clubs, Workers Clubs, and other major sporting and community clubs.