Tom Young

Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

Tom Young

Tom Young


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Tom Young is an Infrastructure and Property Development lawyer based in Brisbane and is the head of the firm's national aviation practice.

Tom has over 30 years' experience in infrastructure and property related areas of law, with a strong focus on the aviation, rail, port and tourism sectors.

Tom has been acting for airport corporations for nearly 20 years. He provides advice on regulatory matters relating to the operation of airports and acts on regulatory and real estate matters relating to airport privatisations and commercial partnerships. Tom is a member of the Australian Airports Association and has been a regular presenter at Australasian Airports Real Estate Conferences. 

Tom is also a nationally recognised expert in resort and hotel accommodation and liquor and gaming. He acts in the development and acquisition of major hotels and resorts, and has an in-depth understanding of both the Queensland and Australian tourism industries. Tom established and leads the firm's national tourism practice, servicing the legal needs of Australia's combined AU$121.2 billion tourism industry. He is an active member (and the sole lawyer) of the Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) and regularly engages in QTIC led initiatives.

Tom has been recommended in the transport and/or real estate sections in legal directory Asia Pacific Legal 500 almost every year since 2012, and is part of our transport team which has been ranked Tier 1 for many years. Clients have quoted "Norton Rose Australia's practice provides 'credible' and 'accurate' advice and is 'extremely price competitive'. The 'excellent' Tom Young shows a real understanding of clients' businesses." Tom was the winner of the Client Choice Awards - International 2013 - Leisure & Tourism category for Australia, and has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 11th edition of Best Lawyers in Australia (2019) for his work in Real Property Law. 

Tom is also the client relationship partner for several of our priority clients.  

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