Our in-depth understanding and experience in each sector of the projects and infrastructure market in Western Australia distinguishes us from other law firms.
Lavan Legal’s Projects and Infrastructure Team offers a ‘one-stop shop’ for clients given our experience and expertise in the following areas:
- Project Finance
- Transport and Roads
- Dispute Resolution
- Energy and Resources
- Public Private Partnerships
- Native Title
Property and planning
Our integrated approach encompasses planning, environment and land compensation as well as banking and finance and tax advice. We offer significant expertise and capability across all aspects of development projects and have provided legal services in relation to some of Western Australia’s largest residential land development transactions, with a direct involvement in projects that have delivered almost 40% of the State’s current residential lots.
Lavan Legal’s Construction and Contracts Team has a unique understanding of the construction industry in Western Australia. Large developers, investors and government agencies consistently choose us to negotiate and draft significant contracts and to handle complex litigation.
Banking and finance
Lavan Legal’s Banking and Finance Team’s range of services and experience includes work for lenders and borrowers with respect to property and project related finance including construction and development, structured finance, project and resource based finance, loan syndication, due diligence and joint ventures, duties advice, Personal Property Securities Law reform advice and Consumer Credit Code and Code of Banking.
Acquisitions and disposals
We act on behalf of individuals, syndicates, joint ventures and trusts in the acquisition of significant real estate assets and provide innovative solutions to complex acquisition projects. Detailed advice and prompt documentation of syndicate agreements and acquisition contracts are our strengths.
Land and property development
Our services comprise documentation of complex joint venture arrangements, project management agreements and financial arrangements. We have a strong Western Australian focus, as well as sound capability at a national level.
Land joint ventures and development agreements
We are leaders in structuring the development of land by multiple parties. Our experience in drafting land joint ventures and development agreements is extensive. We have structured our documentation to achieve the maximum tax and profit advantages for participants in projects.
We pride ourselves on being available at the earliest stages of projects to provide assistance in the structuring of transactions that can deliver flexibility, minimise risk and maximise stamp duty and tax benefits for projects. Our fee structures are designed to complement project income streams, allowing us to be involved in projects at early stages at minimal cost to the proponents.
Construction and contracts
We tailor our teams to have the integrated resources to manage every aspect of your project in the most timely and cost-effective manner. Clients have direct access to senior partners throughout the lifetime of the development. We deal with all collateral issues, such as insurance, uninsured risk, GST and regulatory industry code requirements.
Project related financing
Our team has extensive experience in acting for borrowers and lenders with regard to project and resource related transactions and finance. Our experience includes all aspects of project related due diligence, bankable feasibility studies, negotiations on term sheets and all related finance documentation.