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Daniel Ken­twell

Senior Associate
Prop­er­ty, Plan­ning & Projects, Fran­chis­ing, Stra­ta

My wealth of expe­ri­ence has allowed me to devel­op strong legal, prac­ti­cal and com­mer­cial knowl­edge. As a lawyer in the Prop­er­ty, Projects & Plan­ning group, I pride myself on my client ser­vice and pro­vid­ing my clients with advice that is both prag­mat­ic and com­mer­cial. I have act­ed for a diverse range of clients, includ­ing Top 30 ASX list­ed com­paines, inter­na­tion­al funds, land devel­op­ers and inter­na­tion­al hotel chains.


  • Large-scale com­mer­cial prop­er­ty acqui­si­tions and dis­pos­als for mul­ti-nation­al invest­ment funds
  • Acqui­si­tion of a com­mer­cial CBD build­ing worth cir­ca $330 mil­lion; and
  • Dis­pos­al of a port­fo­lio of CBD com­mer­cial, retail and stra­ta assets, with val­ue total­ing cir­ca $130 million
  • Land­lord leas­ing and gen­er­al prop­er­ty advice for inter­na­tion­al and local prop­er­ty funds with respect to com­mer­cial, pre­mi­um retail and indus­tri­al assets Australia-wide
  • Sec­ond­ment with a list­ed client, and act­ing for them in rela­tion to:
    • the imple­men­ta­tion and expan­sion of a new fran­chise sys­tem (includ­ing research and advice on struc­tur­ing and cre­ation of prece­dent documents);
    • prepa­ra­tion of secu­ri­ty documents
    • co-ordi­na­tion of the acqui­si­tion of numer­ous busi­ness­es and car­ry­ing out com­mer­cial and prop­er­ty relat­ed work in rela­tion to same, includ­ing due dili­gence, lease nego­ti­a­tion, assign­ment, vari­a­tions and subleasing.
  • Land­lord and ten­ant leas­ing, dis­pute work and gen­er­al prop­er­ty advice for the Aus­tralia-wide assets of a lead­ing Aus­tralian pri­vate health care provider
  • Dis­pute matters
  • Under­tak­ing prop­er­ty relat­ed cor­po­rate and com­mer­cial work, including
    • draft­ing joint ven­ture agreements
    • draft­ing share­hold­er and unithold­er agree­ments (includ­ing act­ing on dis­putes and main­te­nance of asso­ci­at­ed records);
    • incor­po­ra­tion of spe­cial pur­pose vehi­cle entities;
    • work relat­ed to per­son­al prop­er­ty securities
  • Draft­ing, nego­ti­at­ing, enter­ing into and com­ple­tion of assign­ment of approx­i­mate­ly 2 dozen call options over entire res­i­den­tial street blocks to a val­ue which exceed­ed $100 million
  • Trans­fer­ring numer­ous com­mer­cial prop­er­ties and Crown Land hold­ings as a result of cor­po­rate restructures


  • Prop­er­ty & devel­op­ment law
  • Prop­er­ty investments
  • Cor­po­rate and commercial

Roles, mem­ber­ships and education

  • Diplo­ma in Law with the Legal Pro­fes­sion Admis­sion Board
  • Grad­u­ate Diplo­ma in Legal Prac­tice with Aus­tralian Nation­al University
  • Cur­rent­ly com­plet­ing a Mas­ter of Legal Prac­tice with Aus­tralian Nation­al University


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