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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

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Winners of 2019 Maddocks Art Prize announced March 22, 2019

Friday 22 March 2019 Two of Australia’s most talented contemporary visual artists have been awarded the 2019 Maddocks Art Prize. Anna McMahon (ACT/NSW) and Zoë Croggon (Victoria) were last night named the winners of the … Continued

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The long wait for franchising inquiry findings is over March 15, 2019

The current regulatory environment has manifestly failed to deter systemic poor conduct and exploitative behaviour and has entrenched the power imbalance [of franchisor’s over franchisees][1] This statement of the Committee sets the tone of the … 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.