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King & Wood Mallesons

Real Estate

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What the team is known for

Full-service national offering with expertise in the commercial, residential, industrial and hotel sectors. Acts for an impressive array of national and multinational property clients on major urban renewal projects, high-end property transactions and associated financing, structuring and development matters. Extensive expertise in inbound investments including foreign investment regulations. Established relationships with REITs, private equity groups, and other major investors in Australia and key Asian jurisdictions with high-value property portfolios.

Strengths

A client praises the team's "knowledge and responsiveness," commenting: "Often when looking at complex property issues, familiarity and understanding are the key qualities you look for; they have that and they provide reliable advice."

Another client highlights the team's creativity, saying: "If I truly need innovation I tend to go to King & Wood Mallesons."

Work highlights

Acted for Keppel REIT Management in the joint venture acquisition and development of the AUD464 million Victoria Police Building in Spencer Street, Melbourne.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Erikson is highly regarded in the real estate market, one source noting that "his reputation precedes him," and he often acts on joint ventures relating to large property developments and acquisitions. A client praises him for his "pragmatic and commercial outlook."

Carl Black is a respected practitioner based in Perth who has a wealth of experience acting on transactions relating to substantial property developments.

Chris Mitchell is widely regarded as one of the leading property lawyers in Australia, and frequently assists clients on major property developments. A client comments: "I'm very impressed with his advice, it's always clear, concise and incredibly helpful and in particular it's advice that I don't need to summarise for my colleagues."

David Bell is a well-regarded figure in the Brisbane property law market, and one interviewee says: "He's been around and has a good reputation." He acts for clients on property acquisitions, disposals, leasings and developments.

Felicity Savage is a frequent adviser to clients on mixed-use developments and urban regeneration projects. "She has an extremely strong work ethic and is extremely responsive," says a client. "She also commands access to innovative structuring solutions and ensures that they are executed."

Mark Bayliss maintains a solid practice acting for real estate groups on the high-value acquisition and sale of properties in New South Wales. A client notes: "When it comes to property-related transactions he is able to cover all aspects of the transaction and drive commercial outcomes."

Simone Menz is identified by market commentators as "a very impressive practitioner with a national footprint." She is particularly noted for her work assisting clients in relation to large urban renewal projects.

Stuart Dixon-Smith is widely praised as a top practitioner in the real estate space, a client noting: "He's incredibly experienced and one of the breed of lawyers who can turn his hand to all facets of a problem." He is noted for his activity advising on major property acquisitions and developments.

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Real Estate Department

King & Wood Mallesons

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Level 61

Governor Phillip Tower

1 Farrer Place

Sydney

New South Wales

Australia

NSW 2000

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Real Estate


Andrew Erikson
Band 1
Carl Black
Band 5
Chris Mitchell
Band 1
David Bell
Band 4
Felicity Savage
Band 3
Mark Bayliss
Band 2