The co-ordinated approach of our Litigation and Real Estate teams means we are well positioned to focus on the early intervention and management of real estate disputes. Our lawyers have a distinct understanding of the required balance between managing costs and obtaining a speedy commercial resolution.
Acting for the owner of a retail shopping centre to appeal three consecutive land valuations.
Acting for a tenant in Supreme Court proceedings regarding the meaning of "fair market rent" for a rent review under a commercial lease.
Acting for a responsible entity of a property fund in multiple Federal and Supreme Court proceedings about the acquisition and refurbishment of two commercial office, retail, and hotel premises. The disputes involved interpreting the contracts for sale, calculation of the purchase price, valuation, incentives and one-year price adjustment, development deed, construction contracts, pre-lease agreements and leases.
Acting for a fund manager to defend a claim that a heads of agreement constitutes a binding contract to sell land, including opposing a caveat registered over the land.
Acting for a property developer to bring an action for specific performance to compel the purchaser to complete the sale.
Acting for landlords of commercial, office and retail premises to recover rent arrears and advise on lease disputes, including breach of lease, allegations of misleading and deceptive and unconscionable conduct, abandonment of premises, tenant insolvency and market rent determinations.
Successfully resolving a dispute about purchasing a building pursuant to a put and call option deed where the building use was unlawful and without planning approval.
We are ranked as leaders in our focus industry sectors – funds management and real estate
‘The ability to understand the key drivers of the counterparty and navigate negotiations and documentation is a critical skill the Real Estate team leverages to benefit clients.’
Chambers Asia Pacific 2020
Partner Emma Donaghue is named in Best Lawyers in Australia for Banking and Finance Law
Partner Sean McMahon is recognised for Investment Funds and Funds Management in Best Lawyers in Australia
Recognised for Real Property Law in Best Lawyers in Australia
‘They are absolute specialists in the area of managed funds, they are on the pulse and experts in this area, and they’re solutions-oriented.’
Chambers Asia Pacific Guide 2020
Recognised in Best Lawyers in Australia for Corporate Law