Ilan Freiman

Partner, Hong Kong, Real Estate*

“Ilan Freiman is praised by clients and peers alike for being responsive and accessible: he has a proven track record of being helpful, he's very proactive and he finds real solutions." (Chambers Asia Pacific - 2015)
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  • 15+ years’ experience working as a major projects and commercial construction lawyer in Australia and Hong Kong.
  • Advising on all aspects of major infrastructure and real estate development projects in Hong Kong and across Asia. Including work integrated (gaming) resorts, social and economic infrastructure, leisure and hospitality development.
  • Experienced at all stages of the project development life-cycle advising clients on project formation, structuring and procurement strategies, project development and regulatory issues as well as drafting and negotiating project documentation for all forms of construction and engineering procurement.
  • Clients include Sands China Limited, China Light and Power, West Kowloon Cultural District Authority, Shinryo Corporation, Alba Integrated Waste Solutions, Nagacorp Limited, and Ho Tram Project Company Limited.
  • Recognised by Chambers Asia-Pacific (2012 - 2014) and Asia Legal 500 (2013 and 2014) as a leading individual in construction law in Hong Kong.


*Practices at Haley Ho & Partners which operates in Association with Berwin Leighton Paisner (HK). See our regulatory information relating to BLP’s Hong Kong office.

Recent Work

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Acted for a major retailer on the development and construction of multiple retail specialist shopping centres; project documentation for the developer of a mixed use waterfront development in Sydney’s CBD; seconded to Energy Australia for 9 months to undertake a range of real estate, infrastructure and construction projects


Hong Kong

Panel appointment for the development of a master-planned multi-phase iconic arts and cultural district on the Victoria harbour foreshore in Hong Kong. The project includes the construction of theatres, museums and other cultural venues together with a commercial component and major transport interchange (2) Construction of Phase III of the Hong Kong Science and Technology Park which is a multi-facility technology incubator incorporating innovative sustainable design technologies



Completed five significant integrated gaming resorts for an international casino developer representing an investment of in excess of US$15 billion. The developments were part of an urban development mater plan for gaming, leisure and hospitality and were instrumental in Macau becoming the world’s largest casino market. The projects included 7 hotel towers house 5 major hospitality brands, serviced apartments, three major retail malls, convention, exhibition and entertainment facilities including a 14,000 seat indoor stadium, theatres, restaurants, transport interchange. We also advised on the interface with government infrastructure and on real estate development issues.



Worked on the development and construction of Singapore’s iconic integrated gaming resort at Marina Bay on prime water front land including as the project counsel dealing with development and construction of this landmark project.



Advised on the construction of Vietnam’s first international casino.



Advised the project manager on the construction of the first casino resort at Entertainment City in Manila Philippines.


Eastern Russia

Advised the Hong Kong listed casino developer on the negotiation of a construction / EPC contract for a casino resort in Integrated Entertainment Zone of the Primorye Region.


Experience Timeline

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