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Nikhi Wagstaff

Senior Associate - Melbourne

Areas of Expertise

Property, Planning & Development


Nikhi is a real estate lawyer working closely with investors, corporate landlords, tenants and commercial property managers. She has particular expertise in negotiating complex leasing transactions and large-scale acquisitions and disposals.


Nikhi is experienced in drafting, negotiating and finalising key transaction documents, including terms sheets, contracts, leases, development documents and other commercial agreements.

Her experience includes:

  • acting as the primary lawyer for the acquisition of a large regional shopping centre
  •  drafting and finalising legal due diligence reports, letters and advice documents
  • acting as the primary lawyer for various disposals of commercial office buildings and shopping centres across Australia
  • preparing and finalising contracts and other sale documentation and assisting with property management matters 
  • acting as the primary leasing lawyer for retail centres and commercial office buildings
  • preparing ancillary lease documents, including variations, licences, assignments and deeds (including under SPAs)
  • advising on the development of vacant land sites, including advising on structuring arrangements and reviewing, negotiating and preparing transaction documents
  • advising on the development of a regional shopping centre, including preparing, negotiating and finalising agreements for lease.

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