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Latest Case

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

Latest News

2019 William Ah Ket Scholarship launches May 1, 2019

Wednesday 1 May 2019 The 2019 William Ah Ket Scholarship is now open for expressions of interest. The scholarship – named after Australia’s first barrister of Chinese background – is open to final year law students, law … Continued

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New laws for short-stay accommodation May 20, 2019

The short-stay accommodation changes to the Owners Corporations Act 2006 (Vic) (the Act) are now in force as of 1 February 2019, with Victoria following New South Wales’ lead to attempt to regulate use of … 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