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We work collaboratively with our clients to build strong, sustainable relationships. Our team is committed to delivering consistent high standards of service, and we understand the importance of accessibility. Working with us, you'll enjoy open communication, meaning well scoped, properly resourced and effectively managed matters.

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Latest Case

Advising global cryptocurrency exchange operators on entry into Australian market July 31, 2018

The rise in popularity and demand for cryptocurrency trading has resulted in a number of cryptocurrency exchange operators expanding into different countries, including Australia, to create a global brand. In Australia, new laws and regulations … Continued

Latest News

Maddocks advises French firm on major construction company acquisition August 6, 2018

Monday 6 August 2018 Law firm Maddocks recently advised French firm Bouygues Construction on its acquisition of leading Australian construction and fitout business AW Edwards. The acquisition is a key part of Bouygues’ continued expansion … Continued

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Do your construction documents conform with the new Ministerial Directions and Instructions for Public Construction Procurement? August 15, 2018

Are you a state government department or public body which procures public construction works and services? Are you in the process of determining which form of contract will be most appropriate for your procurement to issue … Continued

Michael McDonald Consultant

Background

Michael has extensive experience acting for the private sector and government in all areas of property development including property acquisitions and disposals, property development projects, tender processes, leasing, property joint ventures, subdivisions and strategic corporate real estate decision making.

Michael has acted for some of the largest Victorian and Australian corporations and government departments including the Victorian Department of Infrastructure, Foster’s Group Limited, BP Australia Pty Ltd, Woolworths, Linfox, L’Oreal and the private operator of Melbourne Airport.

Michael was ranked in the Australian Financial Review’s Best Lawyers in the category of Real Property Law from 2016 – 2018.

Legal Expertise

  • Property
  • Infrastructure Projects
  • Corporate & Government Development & Investments

Relevant Experience

  • Acting for the Victorian Government in relation to the proposed Melbourne Convention Centre redevelopment project, including advising on all aspects of the tender process and evaluating, negotiating and documenting the separate commercial land development component of the transaction.
  • Acted for Foster’s Group Limited in relation to the property aspects relating to the sale and listing of its hotel arm ALH and its hotels Australia wide.
  • Acting for the Public Transport Corporation and Transport Ticketing Authority in relation to the establishment of the Automated Ticketing system, involving the outsourcing of responsibility for public transport ticket sales.
  • Advising in relation to the tender process and selection of the successful tenderer, together with documenting the commercial arrangements applicable to the contract, for Bureau of Emergency Services Telecommunications in the establishment of a privately operated computer aided call dispatch network.