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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
Directors’ Duties - "Should we?" - the High Court says "NO" in ASIC v Lewski
06 February 2019
APRA’s 2018 review into CBA’s corporate governance practices recommended injecting into CBA’s DNA a “should we?” question in relation to all dealings with and decisions on customers. The High Court expressed a similar sentiment in its recent decision in ASIC v Lewski, reminding company boards of the high standard expected of directors in making decisions when the stakes are high, the amounts involved are significant and there are potential conflicts of interest involved. The court at first instance also made some helpful observations in relation to when a director can or should rely on professional advice in making a determination, which is summarised in the article.
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Gambling Law & Regulation Newsletter - December 2018
21 December 2018
Welcome to the December 2018 edition of the Addisons Gambling Law & Regulation Newsletter. This newsletter contains Focus Papers published recently by Addisons concerning various issues relating to gambling regulation in Australia and recent developments that are likely to have an impact on the gambling sector during 2019.
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Commercialisation of Intellectual Property
14 November 2018
In this edition of BenchTV, Partner, Donna Short and Special Counsel, Hazel McDwyer discuss the phases of a commercialisation project, the types of intellectual property in commercialisation agreements, and the need for the protection of intellectual property both on a domestic and global scale.
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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
Directors’ Duties - "Should we?" - the High Court says "NO" in ASIC v Lewski
06 February 2019
APRA’s 2018 review into CBA’s corporate governance practices recommended injecting into CBA’s DNA a “should we?” question in relation to all dealings with and decisions on customers. The High Court expressed a similar sentiment in its recent decision in ASIC v Lewski, reminding company boards of the high standard expected of directors in making decisions when the stakes are high, the amounts involved are significant and there are potential conflicts of interest involved. The court at first instance also made some helpful observations in relation to when a director can or should rely on professional advice in making a determination, which is summarised in the article.
MORE INFORMATION
Gambling Law & Regulation Newsletter - December 2018
21 December 2018
Welcome to the December 2018 edition of the Addisons Gambling Law & Regulation Newsletter. This newsletter contains Focus Papers published recently by Addisons concerning various issues relating to gambling regulation in Australia and recent developments that are likely to have an impact on the gambling sector during 2019.
MORE INFORMATION
Commercialisation of Intellectual Property
14 November 2018
In this edition of BenchTV, Partner, Donna Short and Special Counsel, Hazel McDwyer discuss the phases of a commercialisation project, the types of intellectual property in commercialisation agreements, and the need for the protection of intellectual property both on a domestic and global scale.
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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
Directors’ Duties - "Should we?" - the High Court says "NO" in ASIC v Lewski
06 February 2019
APRA’s 2018 review into CBA’s corporate governance practices recommended injecting into CBA’s DNA a “should we?” question in relation to all dealings with and decisions on customers. The High Court expressed a similar sentiment in its recent decision in ASIC v Lewski, reminding company boards of the high standard expected of directors in making decisions when the stakes are high, the amounts involved are significant and there are potential conflicts of interest involved. The court at first instance also made some helpful observations in relation to when a director can or should rely on professional advice in making a determination, which is summarised in the article.
MORE INFORMATION
Gambling Law & Regulation Newsletter - December 2018
21 December 2018
Welcome to the December 2018 edition of the Addisons Gambling Law & Regulation Newsletter. This newsletter contains Focus Papers published recently by Addisons concerning various issues relating to gambling regulation in Australia and recent developments that are likely to have an impact on the gambling sector during 2019.
MORE INFORMATION
Commercialisation of Intellectual Property
14 November 2018
In this edition of BenchTV, Partner, Donna Short and Special Counsel, Hazel McDwyer discuss the phases of a commercialisation project, the types of intellectual property in commercialisation agreements, and the need for the protection of intellectual property both on a domestic and global scale.
MORE INFORMATION
Australia’s new initiative for a more competitive financial sector: welcome the “Corporate Collective Investment Vehicle”
29/1/2019
Australia is proposing to introduce a new Corporate Collective Investment Vehicle (CCIV) in response to demands for an investment structure that matches the sophistication and size of Australia’s funds management industry. Public consultation on the legislative package is continuing, and Treasury has not confirmed the timing for introducing the CCIV legislation into Parliament. We believe a critical factor in the success of the new CCIV structure will be the taxation treatment available to investors. It is hoped that the proposed CCIV, in conjunction with Australia’s participation in the Asia Region Funds Passport, will improve the competitiveness of Australia’s financial sector.
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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
Directors’ Duties - "Should we?" - the High Court says "NO" in ASIC v Lewski
06 February 2019
APRA’s 2018 review into CBA’s corporate governance practices recommended injecting into CBA’s DNA a “should we?” question in relation to all dealings with and decisions on customers. The High Court expressed a similar sentiment in its recent decision in ASIC v Lewski, reminding company boards of the high standard expected of directors in making decisions when the stakes are high, the amounts involved are significant and there are potential conflicts of interest involved. The court at first instance also made some helpful observations in relation to when a director can or should rely on professional advice in making a determination, which is summarised in the article.
MORE INFORMATION
Gambling Law & Regulation Newsletter - December 2018
21 December 2018
Welcome to the December 2018 edition of the Addisons Gambling Law & Regulation Newsletter. This newsletter contains Focus Papers published recently by Addisons concerning various issues relating to gambling regulation in Australia and recent developments that are likely to have an impact on the gambling sector during 2019.
MORE INFORMATION
Commercialisation of Intellectual Property
14 November 2018
In this edition of BenchTV, Partner, Donna Short and Special Counsel, Hazel McDwyer discuss the phases of a commercialisation project, the types of intellectual property in commercialisation agreements, and the need for the protection of intellectual property both on a domestic and global scale.
MORE INFORMATION