Mr. Heung

Tony Heung

Director of Network Solutions

Quadriga Worldwide

Director of Network Solutions Tony Heung has worked for Quadriga for over 10 years, formerly as Head of Network Engineering, and currently Director of Network Solutions, responsible for the company's network strategy and to grow the networking business globally.

Mr. Heung has brought to Quadriga extensive knowledge and experience of wireless and wired networking, security and global network infrastructure and with his team has been responsible for the introduction of Cisco and HP Networks as well as IP over Coax solutions, installed globally.

Immediately prior to joining Quadriga, Mr. Heung was based in Auckland, New Zealand and held a position in the technical team of Gen-i, later acquired by New Zealand Telecom.

Mr. Heung received his B.E. (Hons) degree in Engineering Science from the University of Auckland, followed by his M.E. degree in Biomedical Engineering, where he specialised and won a scholarship for computational techniques in multiple sclerosis research. Mr. Heung is also an early adopter of the CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) and was certified in 2002.

Mr. Heung can be contacted at 44-0-118-916-7181 or tony.heung@quadriga.com

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Hotel Law: Issues & Events
There is not a single area of a hotelís operation that isnít touched by some aspect of the law. Hotels and management companies employ an army of lawyers to advise and, if necessary, litigate issues which arise in the course of conducting their business. These lawyers typically specialize in specific areas of the law Ė real estate, construction, development, leasing, liability, franchising, food & beverage, human resources, environmental, insurance, taxes and more. In addition, issues and events can occur within the industry that have a major impact on the whole, and can spur further legal activity. One event which is certain to cause repercussions is Marriott Internationalís acquisition of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. This newly combined company is now the largest hotel company in the world, encompassing 30 hotel brands, 5,500 hotels under management, and 1.1 million hotel rooms worldwide. In the hospitality industry, scale is particularly important Ė the most profitable companies are those with the most rooms in the most locations. As a result, this mega- transaction is likely to provoke an increase in Mergers & Acquisitions industry-wide. Many experts believe other larger hotel companies will now join forces with smaller operators to avoid being outpaced in the market. Companies that had not previously considered consolidation are now more likely to do so. Another legal issue facing the industry is the regulation of alternative lodging companies such as Airbnb and other firms that offer private, short-term rentals. Cities like San Francisco, Los Angeles and Santa Monica are at the forefront of efforts to legalize and control short-term rentals. However, those cities are finding itís much easier to adopt regulations on short-term rentals than it is to actually enforce them. The December issue of Hotel Business Review will examine these and other critical issues pertaining to hotel law and how some companies are adapting to them.