Stella has extensive experience in leasing and licensing (commercial, retail and industrial) and has an excellent understanding of both landlord and tenant concerns in part due to her considerable in house legal experience prior to joining Maddocks. In particular, Stella has considerable experience in drafting and negotiating agreements to design, construct and lease new office premises including environmental and performance standards.
Stella also specialises in leasing and licensing disputes including the enforcement of contractual obligations and advising on termination options and procedures, drawing upon her experience as a property litigator in the United Kingdom.
Acting for various landlords including Charter Hall, Garda Capital Limited, Federation University Australia, Moorabbin Airport Corporation (part of the Goodman Group) and City of Whitehorse on the preparation of agreements for lease, leases and ancillary documents, and providing advice on leasing issues.
Acting for various tenants in relation to their leasing requirements across Australia including:- retail (Country Road Group, Sass & Bide, Lawrence & Hansen, Black Star Pastry)- industrial (Butler Freight Services Pty Ltd, Integrated Packaging Group Pty Ltd)- head office (WorkSafe, Magellan Asset Management Limited, Victorian Legal Aid, EPA Victoria, BASF Australia Ltd).
Acting for VicTrack on their leasing and licensing portfolio (comprising retail, industrial and office premises) including various major projects and advice on leasing issues and disputes, enforcement and re-entry.
Acting for Parks Victoria in relation to various types of land access and use agreements, in respect of a diverse range of premises (including restaurants, river berths, marinas, sports grounds and community facilities).
Australian Taxation Office (ATO)
Acting for the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) in relation to the expression of interest processes and subsequent agreements to lease and leases for new office accommodation in Box Hill and Dandenong (totalling over 30,000 sqm) and various deeds of renewal, variation and release for other ATO premises.
Maddocks advises one of the world’s largest duty free companies on Australian market entry
Maddocks advised global duty free company Lotte Duty Free Singapore Pte Ltd, on a key acquisition
New Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme
Differences to the new Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme Regulations 2021 (Rent Relief Scheme).
Victorian Government enacts further COVID-19 rent relief measures
The Commercial Tenancy Relief Scheme Act 2021 (Legislation) passed both houses of Parliament on 5 August 2021.