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Benjamin Adams

Associate
Baker & McKenzie

Biography

Benjamin Adams is a senior associate in the Firm's Commercial Real Estate Group in Sydney.

He has worked across a broad range of commercial real estate matters including leasing transactions, acquisitions and disposals of commercial and industrial property, corporate due diligence, development work and general real property advice.

Benjamin is involved in property law reform and has sat on the New South Wales Law Society's Property Law Committee since 2015 and previously chaired the NSW Young Lawyer's Property Law Committee.

Practice Focus

Benjamin advises on structured property transactions, joint ventures and the acquisition, development, lease and sale of industrial, commercial and mixed-use developments.

He has acted for major property developers, REITs, institutional landlords and major corporate tenants.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Assisted major developers and large institutional landowners in the acquisition and disposal of commercial property in New South Wales and the Australia Capital Territory, and advised on complex title issues.
  • Assisted clients across a broad range of industries on national commercial and retail leasing.
  • Assisted in the preparation and negotiation of construction contracts (primarily Australian Standard series) for fit-outs and general construction, including security of payment issues.
  • Assisted in general commercial matters (including drafting agreement and deeds), and provided advice in relation to the acquisition and disposal of shares and other assets.

Professional Honors

  • NSW Young Property Lawyer of the Year, Law Council of Australia, NSW Division, 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Society of New South Wales - Member
  • NSW Young Lawyers (Chair from February 2015 to March 2017) - Property Committee Member
  • NSW Young Lawyers - Taxation Committee Member
  • Built Environment Network - Member

Admissions

  • Australian Capital Territory~Australia (2011)

Education

  • The Tax Institute (Certificate Foundation Tax with Merit) (2012)
  • Australian National University (LLB, BA) (2011)

Languages

  • English

Publications

Co-author, Case note "Extinguishment of easements pursuant to s 89 of the Conveyancing Act 1919: Denshire v Newcastle City Council [2017] NSWSC 577," with Rebecca Tan and David Jones, Australian Property Law Bulletin, June 2017

Co-author, NSW Young Lawyers Property Committee submission to NSW Fair Trading on "Reform of Strata Laws," August 2015

Co-author, NSW Young Lawyers Property Law Committee submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Economics on negative gearing, July 2015

Author, Book review "Consumer Law and Policy in Australia and New Zealand edited by Justin Malbon & Luke Nottage' published in Ethos: Official Publication of the Law Society of the Australian Capital Territory, August 2013

Author, Book review "Mortgagee's power of sale," (3rd Edition) by Clyde Croft & Robert Hay' published in Ethos: Official Publication of the Law Society of the Australian Capital Territory, May 2013