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Overview

At DibbsBarker we provide a full suite of legal advice to those involved in the property industry, including the largest real estate investment trusts, major property owners, international developers, construction companies and investors. With a client base encompassing public, private and non-government organisations, we have a deep understanding of how the industry works from all angles.

Our comprehensive service offering, from finance, acquisitions, planning and construction to leasing and sales, is complemented by our extended team of infrastructure and energy specialists, demonstrating both our capacity to see a project from start to finish, and our long term investment in the broader property industry.

We are highly active in the industry, with DibbsBarker partners and team members holding board or committee positions at the Property Industry Foundation, the Urban Development Institute of Australia and the Property Council of Australia.

We run regular events to inform our clients about legal issues pertaining to the industry, and our articles are well regarded by industry experts as valuable, accessible insights.

View more information and credentials for our full Real Estate & Construction service offering.

 
Australian Real Estate Investment Trusts (A-REITs), with their highly specific governance and tax structures, require legal advice that truly understands their operating environment.
The Australian property development industry accounts for over 7% of GDP, providing jobs for nearly one in ten Australians.
Community infrastructure organisations often operate as not-for-profit organisations, which presents a host of opportunities and challenges in delivering their strategies.
Our team’s involvement in waterfront developments spans more than three decades, advising on a wide range of matters.
The number and diversity of stakeholders involved in tourism asset transactions, can make legal and commercial matters very complicated.
 
Recent News and Publications
24 May 2017
Three months from now, reforms to biodiversity legislation in NSW will come into effect. The NSW Government has opened a new round of consultation on the precise shape that some of those reforms should take, having released a package of information for public comment until 21 June.
16 May 2017
Blue Impression Pty Ltd (Blue Impression) operates a Japanese fast food outlet Hanaichi in Melbourne. Last year, Blue Impression was taken to court by the Fair Work Ombudsman for underpaying two Taiwanese workers nearly $10,000.
03 May 2017
The Takeovers Panel regulates the conduct of takeovers in Australia, as its title obviously suggests. But the Panel’s recent consideration of a Rights Issue undertaken by MEC Resources Limited (MEC Resources) illustrates the Panel’s role in reviewing broader matters – specifically, capital raising transactions which could affect control in a company.