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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  • A highly experienced transactional infrastructure construction and engineering lawyer who advises on all aspects of major infrastructure and real estate development projects across Asia.
  • Acts for a wide range of public and private sector project participants at all stages of the project development life-cycle including 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.
  • Has particular expertise advising on the procurement of master planned urban development and integrated infrastructure projects, multi-use sporting and entertainment venues in Asia. Ilan has recently been instructed on a diverse mix of public infrastructure projects including transport (rail, roads, airports), environmental services, traditional and renewable power.
  • Held senior positions at a leading international developer of integrated resort facilities where he was part of the leadership team responsible for the successful delivery of some of the region’s most recognisable and high profile projects.
  • Recognised in Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific (2018) as “very accessible, giving advice that is always well considered and appropriate. He knows the industry, especially in Macau and Hong Kong, in personal interaction, he is very easy to work with and makes you feel secure".  In Legal 500 Asia (2018) he is recommended for his “excellent attention to detail”.


*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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