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Allens advises Dixon Hospitality on proposed purchase of iconic Sydney venues

4 November 2016

Allens has advised Dixon Hospitality on the proposed purchase of six leading Sydney bars and restaurants from the Keystone Group: Cargo Bar, Bungalow 8, Kingsley's Woolloomooloo, The Rook, The Winery and Manly Wine.

Dixon has agreed to acquire the six well-known venues, which will add to its impressive portfolio of popular gastropubs, restaurants and function venues across Victoria and New South Wales.

Allens' one-team approach, which included experts from the firm's corporate, financing, real estate and insolvency practices, helped produce a seamless and complete solution to Dixon's legal needs on the transaction.

The team was led by corporate partner Emin Altiparmak and Associates Jonathan Hoe and Annie Zheng, with the support of finance, real estate and insolvency teams led by Warwick Newell, Michael Graves and Matthew Whittle respectively.

'We are delighted to have been able to help deliver this transaction to Dixon Hospitality within a very tight timeline,' said lead partner Emin Altiparmak.

'As one of Australia's fastest growing hospitality groups and the brand behind some of our best gastropubs and venues, we're confident the proposed purchase will herald an exciting new era for the Dixon portfolio.'

Allens legal team Emin Altiparmak (Lead Corporate Partner), Warwick Newell (Finance Partner), Michael Graves (Real Estate Partner), Matthew Whittle (Insolvency Partner), Tim Golder (Intellectual Property Partner), Simon Dewberry (Employment Partner), Marcia Deheny (Special Counsel), Matti Bechler (Senior Associate), Claudina Vranken (Senior Associate), Jonathan Hoe (Associate), Adrian Chang (Associate), Laura Miller (Associate), Helen Coker (Associate), Annie Zheng (Associate), Hamish McCormack (Lawyer).

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Allens is a commercial law firm working throughout Australia and Asia. Through its integrated alliance with Linklaters it provides clients access to 39 offices in 28 countries around the world.