Monday, 23 July 2018

Michelle Wibisono
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With a background in both private practice and in-house legal teams, I keenly understand the need to give clients advice that is both technically accurate yet practical. Experience across a range of legal areas and a wide variety of clients enables me to adopt a holistic approach to issues.


My practice covers a range of corporate transactions and advisory matters. It includes assisting clients who are seeking to make or transact investments, advising on the structuring, establishment and management of real estate and other funds, and advising on Australian financial licensing requirements.


I also act on debt financing (for both borrowers and lenders), and advise on the stamp duty implications of transactions and appropriate stamp duty efficient structures.


After being admitted to practice in 2005, I was a senior associate in the Funds Management team at Freehills  (now Herbert Smith Freehills) and a member of the stamp duty team. Following my time at Freehills, I worked with a judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales before I joined the in-house legal team at Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal as a Principal Lawyer. I joined Addisons in 2017.

 

Qualifications

BComm LLB - University of New South Wales

 

BSc (CompSci) - University of New South Wales

 

LLM - University of Sydney

Latest Knowledge
Are Loot Boxes Gambling? The War over Loot Boxes Continues – Australia Joins the Battlefield
23 July 2018
The Australian Senate has joined the international battlefield over whether “loot boxes” in video games constitutes gambling. On 28 June 2018, following a motion proposed by Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John, the Australian Senate agreed to refer an inquiry into the use of loot boxes in video games to the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee (the Senate Committee).
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eSports: Gambling in the Digital Age
28 June 2018
While still in its early stages, the Australian esports industry is growing at a rapid rate, with popular and respected tournaments such as the Intel Extreme Masters being held in Sydney annually, to the delight of thousands of Australian fans. At this year’s Australasian Casino and Gaming Regulators’ Conference, Jamie Nettleton gave a presentation on the development of esports and the current issues (including legal issues) that surround this growing industry.
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Poor Relationships with Colleagues Leads to Dismissal
03 September 2015
BRR Media interview with Martin O'Connor, Partner on Thursday 3 September 2015 at 4:00pm.
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My experience includes:

 

  • Corporate and commercial
  • Funds management
  • Debt financing
  • Stamp duty
  • Australian financial services licensing
     
 

Qualifications

BComm LLB - University of New South Wales

 

BSc (CompSci) - University of New South Wales

 

LLM - University of Sydney

Latest Knowledge
Are Loot Boxes Gambling? The War over Loot Boxes Continues – Australia Joins the Battlefield
23 July 2018
The Australian Senate has joined the international battlefield over whether “loot boxes” in video games constitutes gambling. On 28 June 2018, following a motion proposed by Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John, the Australian Senate agreed to refer an inquiry into the use of loot boxes in video games to the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee (the Senate Committee).
MORE INFORMATION
eSports: Gambling in the Digital Age
28 June 2018
While still in its early stages, the Australian esports industry is growing at a rapid rate, with popular and respected tournaments such as the Intel Extreme Masters being held in Sydney annually, to the delight of thousands of Australian fans. At this year’s Australasian Casino and Gaming Regulators’ Conference, Jamie Nettleton gave a presentation on the development of esports and the current issues (including legal issues) that surround this growing industry.
MORE INFORMATION
Poor Relationships with Colleagues Leads to Dismissal
03 September 2015
BRR Media interview with Martin O'Connor, Partner on Thursday 3 September 2015 at 4:00pm.
MORE INFORMATION
Centennial Property Group
We have advised Centennial Property Group on the structuring, establishment and management of wholesale property syndicates and funds, investing in both completed assets and construction projects. Currently, Centennial own and manage fifteen (15) individual properties with a combined value of approximately $500 million. They have completed transactions with a combined value of around $130 million and have successfully delivered to investors an internal rate of return of around 30% on principal transactions.
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Bega Cheese
This long time client of Addisons has been extremely active in building its business in recent years. I was involved in advising on the debt funding required for a major acquisition by Bega Cheese – most of Mondelez International’s Australian and NZ cheese and grocery business, including Vegemite.
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Cashpoint
FC Capital and Cashpoint Payment Solutions recently acquired the assets of Stargroup Ltd from receivers and rolled the assets into Cashpoint's existing ATM, payments solutions business. I was involved in advising on the debt funding required for that acquisition and the related refinancing of a loan facility from the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.
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Juggle Street
Juggle Street provides an “introduction platform” to connect parents and carers with babysitters and nannies in the local neighbourhood. Initially operating in Sydney, Juggle Street has extended its operations to Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide. I advised Juggle Street on navigating the regulatory and legal requirements (including requirements for working with vulnerable persons, employment laws, and contracting issues) for extending its operations outside of Sydney.
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Qualifications

BComm LLB - University of New South Wales

 

BSc (CompSci) - University of New South Wales

 

LLM - University of Sydney

Latest Knowledge
Are Loot Boxes Gambling? The War over Loot Boxes Continues – Australia Joins the Battlefield
23 July 2018
The Australian Senate has joined the international battlefield over whether “loot boxes” in video games constitutes gambling. On 28 June 2018, following a motion proposed by Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John, the Australian Senate agreed to refer an inquiry into the use of loot boxes in video games to the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee (the Senate Committee).
MORE INFORMATION
eSports: Gambling in the Digital Age
28 June 2018
While still in its early stages, the Australian esports industry is growing at a rapid rate, with popular and respected tournaments such as the Intel Extreme Masters being held in Sydney annually, to the delight of thousands of Australian fans. At this year’s Australasian Casino and Gaming Regulators’ Conference, Jamie Nettleton gave a presentation on the development of esports and the current issues (including legal issues) that surround this growing industry.
MORE INFORMATION
Poor Relationships with Colleagues Leads to Dismissal
03 September 2015
BRR Media interview with Martin O'Connor, Partner on Thursday 3 September 2015 at 4:00pm.
MORE INFORMATION
Branching out into binary options? You might have double trouble
9/8/2017
If you are in the business of offering derivatives, you probably know that binary options are a form of derivative, and that you need a licence from the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) to offer them in Australia.
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Qualifications

BComm LLB - University of New South Wales

 

BSc (CompSci) - University of New South Wales

 

LLM - University of Sydney

Latest Knowledge
Are Loot Boxes Gambling? The War over Loot Boxes Continues – Australia Joins the Battlefield
23 July 2018
The Australian Senate has joined the international battlefield over whether “loot boxes” in video games constitutes gambling. On 28 June 2018, following a motion proposed by Greens Senator Jordon Steele-John, the Australian Senate agreed to refer an inquiry into the use of loot boxes in video games to the Senate Environment and Communications References Committee (the Senate Committee).
MORE INFORMATION
eSports: Gambling in the Digital Age
28 June 2018
While still in its early stages, the Australian esports industry is growing at a rapid rate, with popular and respected tournaments such as the Intel Extreme Masters being held in Sydney annually, to the delight of thousands of Australian fans. At this year’s Australasian Casino and Gaming Regulators’ Conference, Jamie Nettleton gave a presentation on the development of esports and the current issues (including legal issues) that surround this growing industry.
MORE INFORMATION
Poor Relationships with Colleagues Leads to Dismissal
03 September 2015
BRR Media interview with Martin O'Connor, Partner on Thursday 3 September 2015 at 4:00pm.
MORE INFORMATION