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Carolyn Chudleigh

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Partner - Global head of Construction


Carolyn Chudleigh is the global head of HFW’s international construction team. Carolyn is a highly regarded legal practitioner in Australia's property development sector and has over 25 years experience. Carolyn is also the head of HFW's Sydney office.

Her practice focuses on the real estate development and financing aspects of major projects, in particular corporate structuring and land tenure creation, complex land titling structures, foreign direct and indirect investment and private mergers and acquisitions. Carolyn has particular expertise in drafting and negotiating complex project documents with a focus on joint ventures, commercial contracts and investment structures.

Carolyn advises developers and owners on mixed use real estate projects, agribusiness investments, social infrastructure projects, in-land intermodal and transport hubs (transport oriented development) and the structuring and delivery of new town centres. She also acts for listed and unlisted real estate investment funds and financiers.

Carolyn is currently an appointed member of the Property Council Academy's Property Development Committee in Australia and is a former national Board member of the Property Council of Australia.

Carolyn is qualified in England and Wales and New South Wales (Australia).


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Carolyn Chudleigh heads the ‘very capable’ practice at HFW alongside Richard Abbott and Thomas Wait. She possesses ‘a breadth of knowledge, in-depth industry experience and a very commercial approach’. Clients include inbound investors, vendors and purchasers, landlord and tenants and fund managers such as Folkestone, Eureka Core Fund 5 and Centuria Funds Management. On the transactional front, Chudleigh acted for Zone Q on its acquisition of a property formerly occupied by the Victorian police department. The hotel sector is an area of focus, with the team regularly assisting Royal Hotels. Additional strengths for the practice include mixed-use developments, development structuring, project financing, student accommodation and manufactured housing. Wait is one of six new arrivals to the team from Lander & Rogers. Stephanie Lambert, a specialist in major transactions and projects, has been promoted to partner.

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