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Providing strategic advice on expansion structures November 16, 2018

Founded in Bondi Beach in 2012, Bailey Nelson has rapidly grown into a global eyewear retailer and service provider with boutiques in Australia, London, Canada and New Zealand. The strong demand for their products and … Continued

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Maddocks appoints next CEO March 31, 2020

Tuesday 31 March 2020  Maddocks has appointed David Newman as the firm’s next Chief Executive Officer. David is a partner in the firm’s Restructuring & Insolvency team and is based in Melbourne. David brings significant … Continued

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Changes to Clerks Award eases burden on employers during COVID-19 March 31, 2020

The Fair Work Commission (FWC) has granted an urgent application to vary the Clerks – Private Sector Award 2010 (the Clerks Award), making changes to annual leave, minimum hours and notice requirements. The decision is … Continued

Clare Batrouney Special Counsel

Background

Clare has more than 15 years’ experience acting for government and corporate clients in all areas of commercial property transactions, including property redevelopment projects, the disposal and acquisition of land, leasing and subdivisions.

Clare’s existing clients include statutory bodies, local government, water authorities, religious organisations and private investors.   Clare regularly provides strategic advice to clients on complex property transactions.

Clare focuses strongly on all aspects of client service delivery and provides practical and clear advice to her clients.

Legal Expertise

  • Land acquisition (by agreement and compulsory process)
  • Development agreements and joint venture agreements
  • Contract negotiation and s 173 agreements
  • Tendering and expressions of interest processes
  • Strategic advice on disposal of surplus land assets
  • Leasing (including retail) and licensing
  • Property due diligence
  • Subdivision and consolidation (including air space and subterranean rights), roads, public highways and road discontinuances