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Carolyn Chudleigh



1 Bligh Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Office Telephone: +61 (0)2 9320 4600
Office Fax: +61 (0)2 9320 4666

Direct Dial (Sydney): +61 (0)2 9320 4620 Download VCard

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Carolyn is a highly regarded practitioner in Australia's property development sector and is head of our Sydney office.

Her practice focuses on the property development and financing aspects of major projects, in particular corporate structuring and land tenure, land management and environmental compliance, property taxes and duties, Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) applications, titling and land access arrangements and private mergers and acquisitions. She has particular expertise in drafting and negotiating complex project documents with a focus on joint ventures, commercial contracts and investment structures.

Carolyn has acted for developers and owners on a range of projects, in particular for international investors in Australia, including mixed use projects, agribusiness and port projects, social infrastructure projects, in-land intermodal and transport hubs and airport development. She also acts for listed and unlisted property funds, creating structures for investment funds and advises on issues relating to real estate funds management.

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).


It's hard to look past the business opportunities presented by Australia's harbour city. A gateway for the aviation, construction and insurance sectors, Sydney is also known as a centre for finance and trade.

Investment opportunities abound and HFW's specialist lawyers provide support in major real estate developments, shipping logistics operations, key infrastructure projects and hospitality developments as well as to insurance and re-insurance majors and asset financiers.

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