Areas of Expertise

Hospitality, Leisure & Gaming, Registered & Licensed Clubs, Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporate & Advisory, Property

Arj is a Partner in the firm's Corporate group in Sydney, working predominantly for the Hospitality, Leisure & Gaming sector providing broad legal services to this industry.

Having worked across several practice areas including commercial advisory, M&A, liquor and gaming licensing, property and disputes, Arj's diverse experience enables him to assist both private and public companies in a broad range of matters, particularly in the hospitality and leisure sector.

Arj undertakes extensive work advising registered clubs servicing the team’s extensive client portfolio including sporting, RSL and workers clubs. He assists in corporate governance, commercial contracting, development projects, company meetings, amalgamations and other acquisitions, and compliance with gaming, liquor and clubs licensing and regulation informed by a strong understanding of the industry and its commercial needs.

His experience extends to advising various corporate clients in transactions including business acquisitions, negotiation of commercial agreements, hotel management agreements, joint ventures and capital raisings within the hospitality and ancillary industries including retail and manufacturing.

Arj regularly speaks at industry conferences and seminars on legal issues affecting the hospitality sector including for industry associations such as ClubsNSW and the RSL & Services Clubs Association. In 2018, he was a finalist in the Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Awards.

Arj is also widely involved in the arts sector, as a performer and leader having been named by the Australia Council as an Arts Leader (2020-2021); won the 2022 Sydney Theatre Award for Best Original Score; staged performances for the Sydney Festival, Sydney Sacred Music Festival and Castlemaine Festival; and served on the boards of grassroots organisations for propagating cultural music.

What others say

"Arj is a highly capable and solutions driven lawyer, providing sound legal advice that appropriately balances both practical and commercial considerations. He is willing to go above and beyond for his clients to ensure they achieve their goals no matter how complex or challenging the situation. He is highly knowledgeable of the intricacies and nuances of the various regulatory frameworks and bodies across Australia, which has proven invaluable in navigating compliance matters and seeking regulatory approvals."
Peng Ly, Managing Partner, Ad Astra Corporate Advisory
"Arj is our working partner and a lawyer with a tangible sense of reality and pragmatism, a lawyer who understands our businesses very well, a lawyer who has a great deal of resources at his disposal and the good sense to deploy them in a timely realistic manner that appreciates that every decision a Club CEO makes involves the spending of members' money, not their own."
Morgan Stewart, CEO, Blacktown Workers Club
"Arj's strength was in effectively conducting the commercial negotiations with many different parties. The transaction became very long and complex involving acquisitions of businesses in Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong…Through this process, I developed confidence in Arj's abilities and trusted him to look after our best interests."
Hamish Whyte, Founder, Resero Group


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