Corporate & Commercial Law Commercial Litigation Property Transactions Wills, Estates & Planning Recent Projects Recent Projects Corporate & Commercial Restructure and capital raising for a media company involving more than 20 investors. The deal involved working closely with fund managers and venture capitalists to secure investment and document an array of interlocking corporate matters including transfer and licensing of valuable intellectual property rights. Commercial Litigation Successful corporate litigation in the Supreme Court against a small merchant bank, its directors, and one of Australia’s leading law firms. The case involved complex arguments around the fundraising regulations in the Corporations Act (in particular Chapter 6D), issues around backdoor listings, and professional duties of solicitors in the context of advising on fundraising transactions. Litigation/Property Successful property litigation in the NSW Court of Appeal involving leading law on the exception to indefeasibility of title arising from an “omitted easement”. The case concerned the proper characterisation of an easement (as distinct from a covenant) and whether a substantial car park belonging to the client’s neighbour was burdened by an unregistered easement that ought to have been registered by the Registrar-General. Corporate & Commercial Syndicated loan facility based on Loan Market Association documentation involving complicated inter-jurisdictional enforcement issues in the oil industry for an Australian-based family office investing offshore. Property Partnership dissolution and related sale of hotel assets valued at more than $30 million. Corporate & Commercial Leveraged buy-out of a logistics company involving complicated earn-out and escrow provisions as well as vendor financing arrangements and various inter-creditor issues. The transaction involved share sale agreements, subscription agreements, loan facilities and receivables financing documentation and analysis. Property Structured property finance transaction involving a $50 million commitment. Working closely with a major investment bank, government bodies and consultants to secure the property and ongoing investment. Commercial Litigation Successful litigation for a key client involving complete success in defence of a contractual claim and a successful award of indemnity costs for more than 90% of the client’s legal costs in the proceedings. Commercial Litigation Successful Home Building Act claim against negligent builder and subsequent success against the home warranty insurer following the builder’s collapse and de-licensing. The claim involved costs being recovered by the home owner on a near full indemnity basis. Property Sale of a multi-million dollar town centre by a put/call structure involving various development side-deeds and inter-company arrangements.