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January 2023

GLS Law Team: Benjamin Hirasawa

Ben is the Founder and Managing Partner of BH2I Pte Ltd. He focuses on providing practical and commercially sound advice to hospitality, real estate and corporate clients on international business transactions by advising on all aspects of the project development cycle.

Ben's practice includes private equity financings, joint ventures, start-ups, cross-border mergers and acquisitions, all aspects of real property development (including retail, industrial, office and residential projects) management and license agreements. Ben also has tremendous experience advising on various transaction structuring and project operational issues.

Ben is a Member of the International Society of Hospitality Consultants, been included in Who’s Who Legal - Franchise 2015, and recognised as one of Thailand’s Top 100 Lawyers and a notable practitioner numerous times in the corporate and real estate sectors in Thailand, Singapore and Myanmar by Chambers Asia Pacific and Legal 500 Asia Pacific.

Clients and referees characterized the Hospitality and Leisure practice Ben led as a Partner and Head of Hospitality - Asia Pacific at his previous international firm as "a dominant practice in respect of hotel management",  and he was described as "an excellent lawyer with a very strong expertise in hotel management and arguably one of the best hospitality lawyers in South East Asia."

Ben was recently named a 2020 Acritas Star, as one of global clients' senior inhouse legal teams independently recognizing him as one the most outstanding lawyers they have worked with in 2019.

Source: Benjamin Hirasawa (gls-law.com)