Benjamin Hirasawa

Founder, Managing Partner - Singapore, Thailand

Benjamin is the Founder and Managing Partner of BH2I and a member of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants. He currently advises leading private equity, real estate and hospitality companies across the Asia Pacific, North America, and Middle East regions on foreign direct investment, mergers and acquisitions, development and operations, including such areas such as private equity, property funds, timeshare, fractional ownership, REITS and branded residences, and has become the ‘go-to’ individual in Singapore, Japan, ASEAN, Australia and various other jurisdictions for several of the world’s largest hospitality investors, operating companies and hotel owners.

Ben has been recognized as a Global Leader in Who’s Who Global Hospitality, Who's Who Legal – Franchise, an Acritas Star, one of Thailand’s Top 100 Lawyers, and ranked numerous times in the corporate and real estate sectors in Thailand, Singapore and Myanmar by Chambers Asia Pacific and Legal 500 Asia Pacific. Ben led teams on hotel transactions that won Deal of the Year awards at HICAP 2019, 2020 and 2021 and was nominated for Practice Group of the Year by Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

2022 Chambers Market Insight Report:

“Ben is an excellent hotel lawyer. He is very commercial and pragmatic. I would certainly recommend him as a lawyer for particular types of work, specifically hotel and advisory projects. I’d call him an expert since he’s an absolute leader in his field.” - Client

“He’s brilliant. Ben is great. He loves to do a deal. He’s a very commercial dealmaker. I’ve only ever dealt with him directly. He understands legal and commercial issues and has good local expertise. - ”Client“

Ben Hirasawa has vast and in-depth knowledge of, and experience in, the hospitality industry, and delivers advice that is on point, technically sound and practical at the same time.” - Client“

He is the best lawyer for the hotel sector in Thailand in terms of attitude and aptitude. He is a very experienced lawyer in all commercial aspects, but especially hotel and real estate. He charges reasonable fees and works incredibly hard, often through the night, to meet deadlines.” - Client

Benjamin Hirasawa at BH2I is celebrated for his top-drawer advice to corporate, real estate and hospitality clients on a wide range of transactions, including management and license agreements. - Who's Who Legal, Legal Marketplace Analysis

Benjamin Hirasawa is "very active" in the hospitality industry according to sources who note he is "highly respected" and "really knows his stuff". Biography Ben focuses on providing commercially sound advice to hospitality clients on international business transactions by advising on all aspects of the project development cycle - Who's Who Legal

Benjamin Hirasawa comes highly recommended for his adept advice to real estate and hospitality clients on a wide range of corporate needs. - Who's Who Legal

Practice Areas

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We are dealmakers, not deal-breakers. BH2I’s cohesive core team has decades of experience working together and a proven track record of delivering successful and efficient results for clients in the Asia Pacific region and beyond.

Real Estate

BH2I provides a full range of transactional, regulatory, and litigation services to support its real estate clients in all stages of the project development cycle, from the purchase or sale of property and complex due diligence components


BH2I regularly advises its multi-national client base on a variety of corporate activities, including mergers and acquisitions in the hospitality sector and joint venture platforms for foreign investments in assets and business services.

Hospitality & Leisure

BH2I assists with all stages and areas encompassed within the specialized field of hospitality law, including strategic planning, development, disposition, licensing, financing, operating, program and product structuring, and multi-state representation.

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