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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
Should you be checking your termination benefit approvals?
21 September 2018
A recent unreported decision of the NSW Supreme Court should have executives rushing to their lawyers to check that their entitlements on retirement or termination from office have been properly approved by shareholders. It is not enough that shareholders have been told about an executive’s termination benefits and then given some general approval to them. For termination benefits approval to be effective, requirements as to both form and substance need to be strictly observed.
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Gambling Law and Regulation Newsletter - August 2018
10 August 2018
Welcome to the August 2018 edition of the Addisons Gambling Law & Regulation Newsletter . This is a bumper issue reflecting on many of the industry developments that have occurred this year in advance of the 2018 Australasian Gaming Expo.
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Gambling as the new smoking
27 July 2018
Could gambling be the new smoking? With most of the western world now effectively banning smoking advertising, could gambling be targeted in a similar way? With gambling advertising being banned in Italy, how likely is it that this could occur in Australia? Jamie Nettleton, Partner of Addisons and President of the International Masters of Gaming Law, was pleased to be interviewed on ABC radio’s “More Than Just A Game” last night.
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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
Should you be checking your termination benefit approvals?
21 September 2018
A recent unreported decision of the NSW Supreme Court should have executives rushing to their lawyers to check that their entitlements on retirement or termination from office have been properly approved by shareholders. It is not enough that shareholders have been told about an executive’s termination benefits and then given some general approval to them. For termination benefits approval to be effective, requirements as to both form and substance need to be strictly observed.
MORE INFORMATION
Gambling Law and Regulation Newsletter - August 2018
10 August 2018
Welcome to the August 2018 edition of the Addisons Gambling Law & Regulation Newsletter . This is a bumper issue reflecting on many of the industry developments that have occurred this year in advance of the 2018 Australasian Gaming Expo.
MORE INFORMATION
Gambling as the new smoking
27 July 2018
Could gambling be the new smoking? With most of the western world now effectively banning smoking advertising, could gambling be targeted in a similar way? With gambling advertising being banned in Italy, how likely is it that this could occur in Australia? Jamie Nettleton, Partner of Addisons and President of the International Masters of Gaming Law, was pleased to be interviewed on ABC radio’s “More Than Just A Game” last night.
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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
Should you be checking your termination benefit approvals?
21 September 2018
A recent unreported decision of the NSW Supreme Court should have executives rushing to their lawyers to check that their entitlements on retirement or termination from office have been properly approved by shareholders. It is not enough that shareholders have been told about an executive’s termination benefits and then given some general approval to them. For termination benefits approval to be effective, requirements as to both form and substance need to be strictly observed.
MORE INFORMATION
Gambling Law and Regulation Newsletter - August 2018
10 August 2018
Welcome to the August 2018 edition of the Addisons Gambling Law & Regulation Newsletter . This is a bumper issue reflecting on many of the industry developments that have occurred this year in advance of the 2018 Australasian Gaming Expo.
MORE INFORMATION
Gambling as the new smoking
27 July 2018
Could gambling be the new smoking? With most of the western world now effectively banning smoking advertising, could gambling be targeted in a similar way? With gambling advertising being banned in Italy, how likely is it that this could occur in Australia? Jamie Nettleton, Partner of Addisons and President of the International Masters of Gaming Law, was pleased to be interviewed on ABC radio’s “More Than Just A Game” last night.
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
Should you be checking your termination benefit approvals?
21 September 2018
A recent unreported decision of the NSW Supreme Court should have executives rushing to their lawyers to check that their entitlements on retirement or termination from office have been properly approved by shareholders. It is not enough that shareholders have been told about an executive’s termination benefits and then given some general approval to them. For termination benefits approval to be effective, requirements as to both form and substance need to be strictly observed.
MORE INFORMATION
Gambling Law and Regulation Newsletter - August 2018
10 August 2018
Welcome to the August 2018 edition of the Addisons Gambling Law & Regulation Newsletter . This is a bumper issue reflecting on many of the industry developments that have occurred this year in advance of the 2018 Australasian Gaming Expo.
MORE INFORMATION
Gambling as the new smoking
27 July 2018
Could gambling be the new smoking? With most of the western world now effectively banning smoking advertising, could gambling be targeted in a similar way? With gambling advertising being banned in Italy, how likely is it that this could occur in Australia? Jamie Nettleton, Partner of Addisons and President of the International Masters of Gaming Law, was pleased to be interviewed on ABC radio’s “More Than Just A Game” last night.
MORE INFORMATION