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Grace Wimberley

LLB (Hons)

Special Counsel - Brisbane

Areas of Expertise

Property, Planning & Development

Expertise

Grace is an experienced property and projects lawyer. Grace provides clients with advice in relation to a range of transactions and projects, including:

  • acquisitions and disposals of commercial, industrial, retail and tourism properties
  • complex financing arrangements
  • off-the-plan projects and title structuring
  • business and share acquisitions
  • leasing
  • Foreign Investment Review Board approvals
  • general property advice such as leasing disputes, easements and body corporate matters.

Grace prides herself on her client-centric approach and delivering valuable outcomes to her clients. Grace has been recognised in the 2022 edition of Doyles Guide as a rising star lawyer in Property for Queensland.

Experience

Examples of Grace’s experience include the following:

  • acting for a listed REIT in relation to a series of property and businesses acquisitions across Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia
  • advising in relation to the acquisition of major shopping centres, including extensive lease and general property due diligence
  • co-ordinating a comprehensive due diligence of a Singaporean property and business portfolio
  • assisting clients in relation to the establishment of joint venture arrangements and exit strategies
  • advising a hotel developer in the negotiation of a hotel management agreement and development agreement with an international hotel operator
  • acting for a foreign government investor in relation to the disposal of a large scale agricultural aggregation in Queensland and for foreign investors in relation to the acquisition of iconic cattle stations in Western Australia
  • acting for developers in relation to the establishment of community title schemes and preparation of off-the-plan contracts
  • advising international clients in relation to the acquisition of island resorts in the Whitsunday region, from due diligence through to completion
  • acting for landlords and tenants in relation to complex retail, off-the-plan and commercial leasing matters. 

Grace also has recent experience in relation to various complex finance and corporate transactions, including business acquisitions, share purchases, shareholder’s agreements and subscription agreements. 

Grace’s experience enables her to provide valuable assistance to clients in relation to all types of property transactions, mergers and acquisitions and the completion of projects.

Publications

09 November 2021 - Knowledge

Queensland Government Bulletin

#Government, #Construction, Infrastructure & Projects

We discuss steps that State authorities can take to manage and minimise the risk of private nuisance claims for infrastructure projects.

20 October 2021 - Knowledge

Update: Environment and Communications Legislation Committee recommendation a step forward for offshore renewable energy

#Renewable Energy, #Construction, Infrastructure & Projects, #Property, Planning & Development

The Committee has recommended three key amendments to the Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Bill 2021. The positive response could see the draft legislation pass later this year.

22 September 2021 - Knowledge

New regime to unlock investment in Australia’s offshore energy projects

#Renewable Energy, #Construction, Infrastructure & Projects, #Property, Planning & Development

The Federal Government has introduced the long-awaited Offshore Electricity Infrastructure Bill 2021, which will establish a framework for the construction, operation, maintenance and decommissioning of offshore electricity projects.