For over 35 years, our team has worked on some of the most well-known and complex real estate developments here in Australia and overseas. This includes mixed-use projects, commercial, infrastructure, tourism, industrial and urban development projects.

Our senior partners, Dr Gary Bugden and Michael Allen have also advised Governments around the world on the development of real estate and strata title laws.

The breadth of our expertise is highlighted by our work over the years in the Case Studies below.

Australian mixed-use
projects

Our team has provided governance and structuring advice, including off-the-plan
conveyancing, for some of the most iconic mixed-use residential projects in Australia

The Ribbon

Client: Grocon
Engagement: Advised the builder, its principal lawyers and the project team on the title, subdivision and management structuring of this iconic leasehold mixed use project on Darling Harbour.

Bennelong Residences and Opera Quays

Client: Colonial Mutual Life
Engagement: Acted for the developer in this complex development including in negotiations with Federal and State governments and Sydney Council and the stratum and strata subdivision of the development envelope.

Barangaroo

Client: Lend Lease
Engagement: Acted for Lend Lease as a consultant to undertake a peer review of the structuring of the project and documentation for the entire project including negotiations for the modification of the structure.

Sydney Harbour Casino

Client: Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority
Engagement: Developed the title and management structure for the site including the strata leasehold serviced apartment component.

Sydney Olympic Park

Client: Sydney Olympic Park Authority
Engagement: Acted for the Authority on the initial title and management structuring of the site prior to the Olympics including negotiations with the developer of the Olympic Village as reuse for residential housing following the 2000 Sydney Olympics.

King Street Wharf

Client: Walker Corporation & Multiplex
Engagement: On behalf of the developer, project structuring, documentation and developer (off-the-plan) conveyancing.

Wharves 9 & 10

Client: Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority
Engagement: Designed the subdivision strategy for the site and prepared the title and management documents used by the developer.

Southbank, Melbourne

Client: Westpac
Engagement: Title subdivision and management structuring of a large, multi-use complex including negotiations of project-specific legislation.

The Wharf at Woolloomooloo

Client: Multiplex and Walker Corp
Engagement: Title and management structuring advice under the strata titles leasehold legislation.

The Forum - St. Leonards

Client: Sydney Rail
Engagement: Designed the subdivision strategy, including for the rail corridor, for the site and prepared the title and management documents used by the developer.

BHP Newcastle Steelworks

Client: BHP
Engagement: Restructuring and de-commissioning of the former steelworks site and associated infrastructure elements such as sewer works and power station.

South Bank, Brisbane

Client: South Bank Corporation
Engagement: Development of site-specific leasehold strata title, modification of development plan and ongoing development of South Bank.

Resort or Golf-course communities

Advice on the purchase, structuring and golf course membership arrangements for large mixed-use golf course communities and tourism projects in Australia and overseas

Cypress Lakes

Client: Cypress Lakes Ltd
Engagement: Advised the developer in establishing the first community title resort complex in the Hunter Valley incorporating 18 hole golf course, strata title serviced villa documentation and “off the plan” conveyancing, villa owner resort membership structure.

Rafferty’s Resort

Client: Developer
Engagement: Acted for the developer in the structuring of this lakeside resort as a community title development.

Horizons Resort

Client: Developer
Engagement: Acted for the developer in the structuring of this golf course resort as a community title development.

Sanctuary Cove

Client: EIE International Corporation
Engagement: Acted for the acquisition of Sanctuary Cove and the ongoing development of the project for EIE International Corporation.

Hope Island Resort

Client: Medallist Developments
Engagement: A.Developed the golf course membership structures for Hope Island Resort

Commercial and Retail projects

Structuring and legal advice on commercial and retail projects

Top Ryde City

Client: Crown Group
Engagement: Advised the developer on the acquisition and development of the residential airspace stratum above the existing shopping centre complex.

Lane Cove Market Square

Client: Woolworths
Engagement: Acted for the Woolworths group as developer of the former shopping and Council carpark precinct creating a new shopping precinct, car park and community facilities.

Horizons Resort

Client: Developer
Engagement: Acted for the developer in the structuring of this golf course resort as a community title development.

Wellcamp Airport

Client: Developer
Engagement: Consultant to the legal team on the sub-division of the commercial components of Wellcamp airport in Queensland

Overseas projects

While most of our work has been in Australia, our team has consulted for developers of iconic global projects including the tallest building in the world Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa

Client: Emaar Properties
Engagement: Advised on the volumetric subdivision, structuring and governance arrangements for the tallest building in the world on behalf of the developer.

PARC1

Client: Parc 1
Engagement: Advice to the developer and its local lawyers on the title structuring of a mixed used stratum tower erected on a city block in Seoul – adapting and incorporating legal structuring principles and mechanisms into South Korean land law.

Denauru Island

Client: EIE International Corporation
Engagement: Advised on consolidation of titles for the development site and the subdivision and management strategy preferred by EIE – this included special purpose legislation for adoption by the Fijian government.

Government Consultancy

Our team has worked with Governments in both common law and civil law systems on the development of their strata title laws and real estate regulatory regimes.

Lands Department, Dubai, UAE

Engagement: Formulation of a strata titles regime for the Emirate of Dubai.

Department of Municipal Affairs, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Engagement: Project management, policy advice and drafting of a range of Laws and Regulations, including a strata and community titles regime.

Queensland Government

Engagement: Consultant to the Queensland Government on the 1997 community title legislation including the development of the modular approach to Regulations

World Bank

Engagement: Acted as consultant to the Vietnamese Government on its 1993 review of its Land Law and again in 1995 on behalf of the Kingdom of Cambodia.

Government of Vanuatu

Engagement: Consultant on the strata title component of a Short Term Land Law Reform Project

ACT Government

Engagement: Advised the ACT Government on the review of their strata title legislation in 2006-2007

WA Government

Engagement: Advised the WA Government on the review of their proposed strata and community titles legislation and regulations in 2018 and 2019.

Barangaroo Delivery Authority

Engagement: Acted as consultant to the Authority on the title, subdivision and management design of the project including the long term structuring of the green utility components

Parramatta Justice Centre

Client: State Property Authority
Engagement: Advised the government on the structuring of this multi-use precinct incorporating security sensitive components (courts, and government offices), community facilities, community open space, heritage buildings and future residential development site.

Hospitals and Medical clinics

Our team has expertise in advising developers and operators of hospitals and medical clinics that have strata title management structure in place.

Epworth Hospital

Scope: Advising the developer on the design, documentation and implementation of subdivision, title and management structuring.

St George Private Hospital

Scope: Design, documentation and implementation of subdivision, title and management structuring including for specialists consulting rooms.

SAN Hospital

Scope: Advising the hospital owner of the structuring required to incorporate strata title specialist rooms with management arrangements conferring visiting and admission rights and ancillary matters.

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