Wai Hwoon Low2

Wai-Hwoon
Low

Principal

Wai-Hwoon is a senior practitioner in Russell Kennedy's Property and Development team. She acts for property developers on all matters relating to broad acre sales and acquisitions, subdivisions and owners corporations. Wai-Hwoon also acts in large scale acquisitions and dispositions of retirement villages and aged care facilities. She has been recognised by Best Lawyers 2012 - 2018 for expertise in Retirement Villages and Senior Living Law, and for Real Property Law in the 2016 - 2018 list.

Experience

  • Acting for and advising two of Australia's largest property developers in relation to all matters in connection with their Victorian residential developments
  • Representing the Law Institute in discussions and negotiations with Consumer Affairs Victoria and the State Parliamentary Counsel on changes to the retirement village legislation
  • Advising clients on all aspects of commercial property law including sales and acquisitions, subdivision of land and property development
  • Working collaboratively with retirement villages and aged care facilities on restructuring, sales and purchases, resident contract preparation and legal compliance
  • Advising corporate, private and not-for-profit operators on compliance with retirement living law (Vic), including engagement with State Government in relation to the current reforms
  • Acting for Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance in relation to sales of surplus Crown land with transactions ranging in value from $30,000 to $38 million to date
  • Advising the Victorian Department of Treasury in the selection of a developer for the North Wharf Project (a development project ultimately worth over $100 million) through a registration of interest, expression of interest and tender process, including being a member of the Department’s review panels
  • Preparing and negotiating contracts of sale for commercial sites such as sites set aside for supermarkets, shops, hotels, apartments, medical centres, restaurants and schools
  • Preparing all documentation in relation to various types of plans under the Subdivision Act 1988 (Vic), easements, restrictive covenants and memorandum of common provisions
  • Sale and purchase of businesses including hostel and nursing home businesses
  • Advising various residential apartment developers on major sales and acquisitions, preparation of all off-the-plan sale documents, planning agreements, agreements with service or utility providers, provision of advice concerning subdivisions and owners corporations, leasing and all other matters in connection with its developments

Leadership

  • Awarded by Best Lawyers the '2017 Lawyer of the Year' for Retirement Villages and Senior Living Law
  • Recognised by Best Lawyers 2012 - 2018 for expertise in Retirement Villages and Senior Living Law
  • Recognised by Best Lawyers 2016 - 2018 for expertise in Real Property Law