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.
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.
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.
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.
BComm LLB - University of New South Wales
BSc (CompSci) - University of New South Wales
LLM - University of Sydney
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.
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.
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.