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Asia-Pacific 2022
Australia Real Estate
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Band 2

3 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Allens

Allens’ pre-eminent national multidisciplinary real estate team is recognised for its innovative approach to structuring and delivering transactions in the sector, along with a strong track record on large-scale projects.

The team comprises specialists from all areas, including real estate, funds management, M&A, capital markets, banking and finance, tax, litigation and disputes, construction and infrastructure, environment and planning, employment and health and safety. Our national multidisciplinary real estate team is recognised for its innovative approach to structuring and delivering transactions in the sector, along with a strong track record advising on some of the largest transactions in the market. We routinely act for a wide range of prominent Australian and international clients and provide specialist advice across the real estate sector, including to fund managers, REITs, superannuation funds, private equity firms, sovereign wealth funds, and domestic and offshore investors and developers.

Our sector-based approach to real estate means that when you instruct Allens you have access to all of our specialist legal skills with a lead partner managing the broader team – giving you a single point of contact. We enjoy working closely with our clients, helping to spot opportunities, anticipate risks, and ensure every transaction is run efficiently.


Chambers Review

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Real Estate - Australia
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Band 2
What the team is known for

Allens provides a full-service offering to Australian and overseas investors on high-value investments. Assists corporate and public sector clients with acquisitions, disposals and leases including the real estate aspects of infrastructure projects. Distinguished real estate funds practice with additional expertise in financial structuring and tax. Engaged by property development groups on complex development matters and advises government bodies on public real estate issues. Significant experience across the retail, commercial and residential sectors. Notable clients include Mirvac, Charter Hall and Acciona.

Work Highlights

Provided by Allens
  • Allens acted for LOGOS on the acquisition of the warehouse and property development rights for Moorebank Logistics Park.

Notable Practitioners

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Victoria Holthouse
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Band 2

Victoria Holthouse is well regarded for her work assisting investment funds on the acquisition and sale of high-value properties. A client describes her as an "exceptional lawyer who takes a commercial and practical approach to the legal advice that she provides."

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David McLeish
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Band 2

David McLeish is well experienced in development, acquisition and leasing matters, frequently acting for property groups and funds. A client refers to him as "a bloody good lawyer who just gets an issue while others may still be floundering," and goes on to say: "He's incredibly succinct and quick on the uptake, and he's someone you want on your side of the negotiating table."

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Michael Graves
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Band 3

Michael Graves counts private equity and real estate groups amongst his clientele, as well as government entities, which he advises on acquisitions, leasing and developments. A client comments: "Michael is always very willing to assist in any matters that come up and is willing to work collaboratively with myself and the team."

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David McLeish
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Victoria Holthouse
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Michael Graves
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