With over 20 years' legal experience, I am a senior partner in our Asia-Pacific team, and head of the Real Estate practice in Asia. More recently, I have been appointed Global Co-Head of Real Estate.
My passion for real estate and the real estate industry is evident in my dealings with colleagues, clients, peers, intermediaries and industry leaders. I am fortunate to and enjoy working with a wide range of clients on all kinds of exciting transactions and legal issues involving property and infrastructure development. I thrive on applying my commercial knowledge and providing solutions to different practical and legal problems for all types of businesses.
Whether you're a multinational looking to set up new premises or a new HQ in Australia or relocating to new or additional premises; a tech or renewable energy company needing specialised sites with particular attributes; a real estate developer seeking to secure what it needs to deliver its project to market; a commercial or industrial landlord (or asset manager) with multiple sites and numerous tenants; a hotel chain or investor, or F&B retailer, managing a property portfolio; an agribusiness looking to expand or consolidate its rural land holdings and water rights; or an international investor new to the market and unsure of Australia's complex investment rules and requirements, my team and I can certainly help.
But it's not all about buying and selling – matters involving leasing, multi-staged or mixed-use subdivisions, strata and titling requirements, easement rights, and project delivery arrangements also regularly cross my desk. I'm often involved in corporate and finance transactions (working closely with my colleagues in Sydney and from our other offices globally and across Asia-Pacific) – such as mergers and acquisitions, and joint ventures – advising on the property elements of those deals.
It's hard to think of any business which does not have a physical presence, location or physical footprint somewhere. Even cloud based businesses rely on data centres which themselves have unique property specifications and requirements (and we also have industry expertise involving data centres).
The Asia-Pacific region, with all its economic growth, is really a dynamic place to be working in the area of real estate/property and infrastructure development. It's great to be a part of it – helping so many clients grow, expand and transform their businesses in this region.