David Mallinson


David is a consultant in the corporate team.

He works in the firm’s hotels and sports teams. He has the rare attribute of having experience both as in house counsel as well as in private and uses this in advising clients across Asia Pacific on transactions in the hotels and hospitality and sports sectors.

David has deep relationships in the hospitality and sports sectors and is recognised as a leading lawyer operating in these industries across Asia Pacific. He works closely with regional team leader Robert Williams and his team based out of Sydney and Singapore.

Prior to joining Withers in August 2016, David was a partner at a leading international law firm in Hong Kong which he joined in 2006. Before that he was an in house counsel with Le Meridien and Starwood Hotels and Resorts and at World Sport Group.

Track record



Acted for property developers, owners, and international hotel operators with hotel and branded residence management agreements.

Assisted on the sales and acquisitions relating to hotel and resort.

Advised on hotel portfolio developments, franchises and joint ventures between hotel brands and property developers and institutional investors.

England and Wales, 1993

Hong Kong SAR, 1995

Law Society of Hong Kong



  • English





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