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Latest Case

Advising on market-changing divestments September 25, 2018

Maddocks  acted for the founder of Australia’s largest private pilot training school, Soar Aviation, on the group’s 50 percent sale to Australian private equity investor The Growth Fund. Soar Aviation was started in 2012 by … Continued

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Making a difference: Maddocks senior associate wins Australian Young Lawyer of the Year October 22, 2018

Monday 22 October 2018 Maddocks senior associate Tamsin Webster has been awarded the 2018 Australian Young Lawyer of the Year by the Law Council of Australia. Tamsin, a member of the firm’s Employment, Safety and … Continued

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Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Act 2018 (Cth) expands scope for challenges to Commonwealth procurement decisions October 18, 2018

On 18 October 2018, the Senate passed the Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Bill 2017 (Cth) (the Bill) without amendment. The Bill received Royal Assent on 19 October 2018. The Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Act 2018 (Cth) … Continued

Guy O’Connor Partner and Sector Leader - Local Government VIC

Background

A partner in our Property group since 1989, Guy has been involved in the acquisition, sale, development and leasing of CBD office buildings, retail shopping centres, hotels and tourism developments, industrial complexes, rural properties and ‘off the plan’ residential units.

In advising on these transactions, Guy has conducted due diligence processes on behalf of potential purchasers, and has co-ordinated multi-disciplinary teams covering all aspects of pre-purchase investigations.

His clients include institutions, government authorities, councils and corporate and individual investors. He acts for numerous foreign investors and advises them on the commercial and property aspects of their investments in Australia.

Legal Expertise

  • Corporate and government real estate
  • Large scale sales of acquisitions
  • Property joint ventures and development agreements commercial and retail leasing
  • Strategic corporate real estate decision making for corporate and government clients

Recognition

  • Ranked in the Australian Financial Review’s Best Lawyers in the category of Real Property Law from 2012 – 2018.
  • Doyle’s Guide 2015, Guy has been recommended for Property.
  • Guy has been recognised in the 2011 Legal 500 Asia Pacific citing that: Guy O’Connor is ‘committed; and provides clear and timely advice’. He was also recognised in the 2010 Legal 500 Asia Pacific citing that: Guy O’Connor is ‘highly responsive and practical’.

Relevant Experience

  • Advising General Property Trust and Lend Lease in relation to the redevelopment of the Melbourne Central Shopping Centre.
  • Advising Monash University in the redevelopment of Caulfield campus.
  • Negotiating the acquisition and leasing of a Melbourne CBD commercial property for AustCorp Group Limited.
  • Acquisition, strata subdivision, sale and leasing of a Melbourne CBD commercial property for Lend Lease.
  • Negotiating heads of agreement, agreement for lease, lease and sub-lease for Cardinia Shire Council’s proposed civic office redevelopment.
  • Acting for numerous corporate tenants in negotiating agreements for lease and leases for corporate head offices.
  • Acting for the developer of the Radisson Flagstaff Gardens hotel in Melbourne
  • Negotiating acquisition and leasing of various CBD and industrial investment properties for OFM Investment Group Ltd