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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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Maddocks advises US tech company on ASX listing November 14, 2018

Wednesday 14 November 2018 Law firm Maddocks is advising US-based technology company Revasum on its IPO and listing on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). The prospectus for the semiconductor manufacturer based in California went live … Continued

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The Meriton Rating Appeal – when ‘for residential accommodation’ means being capable of providing residential accommodation November 16, 2018

On 14 November 2018, judgment was handed down by the New South Wales Supreme Court, Court of Appeal on whether a commercial land owner was entitled to recover rates, levied and paid, during the construction … Continued

Stella Wild Partner

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. She has experience in dealing with environmental and green leasing issues and recognises their increasing importance to both landlords and tenants.
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.
In 2010 she completed a four month secondment as Senior Legal Counsel for Parks Victoria gaining a greater insight into the objectives and issues facing public sector clients and the importance of managing stakeholder relationships.

Background

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. She has experience in dealing with environmental and green leasing issues and recognises their increasing importance to both landlords and tenants.
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.
In 2010 she completed a four month secondment as Senior Legal Counsel for Parks Victoria gaining a greater insight into the objectives and issues facing public sector clients and the importance of managing stakeholder relationships.

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.

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.

Legal expertise

• Drafting, reviewing and negotiating agreements to lease, leases, licences, surrenders, assignments, variations and other ancillary documentation.
• Drafting enforcement notices, advising on termination options and procedure, drafting re-entry notices, advising on rights of relief and surrender by operation of law.
• General advice on the interpretation and effect of lease provisions, including the impact of relevant legislation and case law and detailed advice regarding the application and operation of the Retail Leases Act 2003.
• Drafting requests for expressions of interest, requests for proposals and memorandums of understanding.
• Assisting in the review and assessment of tender responses and providing probity advice.
  • agreements to lease (including agreements to design, construct and lease new premises)
  • leases and licences
  • sub-leasing and assignments
  • lease disputes and general leasing advice
  • termination of leases and licences (including surrenders)
  • permits, consents and other property agreements
  • tripartite agreements between landlord, tenant and financier.

Relevant experience

• Acting for VicTrack  on their leasing and licensing portfolio including in relation to various major projects (for example the Glen Waverley station retail development, the redevelopment of the former Elsternwick Rifle Range and a new facility lease for the Newport rail workshops), advice on leasing issues and disputes and the preparation of ancillary lease documentation, enforcement and re-entry notices.
• Acting for Parks Victoria on leasing, licensing and infrastructure / works consents in respect of a diverse range of properties (for example cafés, restaurants, sports grounds and facilities), including the new Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron St Kilda Pier marina and the redevelopment of the Bob Jane Stadium at Albert Park (involving formal agreements with Major Projects Victoria for construction works and contaminated soil re-use).
• Acting for the Australian Taxation Office on the expression of interest processes and subsequent Agreements to Lease and Leases for new office accommodation in Box Hill and Dandenong and various other deeds of renewal, variation and release.
• Acting for the Department of Treasury and Finance on its leasing and licensing portfolio including leasing disputes.
• Acting for the Department of Human Services on the lease and service management agreement for the Holmesglen Youth Foyer and the Agreement to Lease and Lease of the community hub at Atherton Gardens social housing development.
• Acting for Moorabbin Airport Corporation on the preparation of leases and ancillary documents, advice on leasing issues and disputes, drafting enforcement notices, effecting termination of leases and advising in relation to property related court and tribunal proceedings.
• Acting for Folkestone Ltd in relation to the agreements to lease and lease for its Miller Road development in Altona, with various tenants including Bunnings, JB Hi-fi, Officeworks and Repco.
• Acting for various municipal councils including City of Whitehorse, City of Wellington, City of Glen Eira, City of Port Phillip, City of Wodonga and City of Kingston on leasing and licensing (documents and advice) and advice on expression of interest probity issues.
• Acting for Major Projects Victoria on lease disputes at Station Pier, the lease of Finger Pier to the Port of Melbourne Corporation and the proposed lease of the Gatehouse and associated land at Princes Pier.
• Acting for various tenants on their leasing requirements including Richmond Football Club Limited (Punt Road Oval), Watpac Corporate Services Pty Ltd (111 Coventry Street), Hospira Pty Ltd (500 Collins Street), BASF Australia Ltd (Freshwater Place), EPA Victoria (200 Victoria Street) and Integrated Packaging Australia Pty Ltd (various industrial premises in WA and NSW).
• Acting for GPT and Lend Lease on their retail leasing portfolio, including the preparation of leases and ancillary documentation, enforcement and re-entry notices and advice as to leasing issues and disputes.
  • 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 on the preparation of leases, licences, infrastructure consents and other types of land access and use agreements, in respect of a diverse range of premises (including cafés, restaurants, agricultural land, pontoons and river berths, marinas, sports grounds and community facilities) and advice on leasing issues and disputes.
  • Acting for the Australian Taxation Office on the procurement of new office accommodation including probity advice in relation to the procurement processes, negotiating and finalising the agreements for design, construction and lease, deeds of variation and purchaser/financier tripartite agreements.
  • Acting for various tenants in relation to their leasing requirements including Myer, Sass & Bide, Lawrence & Hansen and BASF Australia Ltd.
  • Acting for various State government departments including the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, the Department of Treasury and Finance and the Department of Human Services on the preparation of leases and ancillary documents and providing advice on leasing issues and disputes.
  • Acting for various landlords including Moorabbin Airport Corporation (part of the Goodman Group), Folkestone Ltd and Lend Lease on the preparation of agreements for lease, leases and ancillary documents, and providing advice on leasing issues and disputes, enforcement and termination.
  • Acting for various municipal councils on the preparation of leasing and licensing documentation and the provision of advice on procurement processes, leasing issues and disputes.