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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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Maddocks advises Kidman Resources on its successful $776 million scheme of arrangement September 12, 2019

Thursday 12 September The Federal Court has today approved the $776 million acquisition of Kidman by Wesfarmers by way of a scheme of arrangement. Maddocks has advised Kidman over its growth story, from tenement acquisitions, … Continued

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New franchising disclosure document guidance – your document may not measure up September 18, 2019

Franchising in Australia is a sector under scrutiny. The sector has been digesting the content of the Fairness in Franchising report and the inter-agency Franchising Taskforce has been established. In the meantime, the Australian Competition … Continued

Terry Montebello Partner

Background

Terry specialises in planning law and has more than 30 years’ experience. He is a Law Institute of Victoria Accredited expert in Town Planning, Local Government and Environment Law law and has been since October 1993.

Terry is a recognised specialist in the industry and has been awarded the following rankings:

  • Ranked in the Australian Financial Review’s Best Lawyers in the category of Planning and Environment Law from 2013 – 2018.
  • Doyle’s Guide as a Pre-eminent Planning & Environment Lawyer in 2019.
  • Doyle’s Guide as a Leading Planning & Environment Lawyer from 2015 to 2018.
  • Doyle’s Guide as a Recommended Planning & Environment Lawyer in 2012 and 2013.

Legal Expertise

  • Land development
  • Town planning

Relevant Experience

  • Extensively advising on town planning and land development for local government and state government authorities and private clients.
  • Advising on the Local Government Act 1989, the Planning & Environment Act 1987 and a range of other environment legislation.
  • Retained by the Victorian State Government to prepare an independent report on the amendments to the Planning & Environment Act 1987 concerning restrictive covenants.
  • Preparing agreements under planning legislation.
  • Numerous appearances before VCAT, independent panel hearings and hearings of advisory committees.