Areas of Expertise

Oliver is a seasoned commercial lawyer with international experience and high-level technical and negotiation skills. He supports clients through corporate and commercial transactions, finance, trust and revenue law. He is a sought after expert on the PPSA.

Oliver has also developed a reputation as an adviser to public sector organisations and the not-for-profit sector, particularly those managing complex commercial transactions and corporate governance and tax concession issues.

His broad experience across these areas helps him find elegant legal solutions that address the legal constraints of each case.

 

Qualifications/Memberships

  • Bachelor of Laws (University of Sydney)

  • Bachelor of Economics (University of Sydney)

  • Taxation Institute – Chartered Tax Adviser

  • Law Society of NSW

  • Formerly admitted as lawyer in England and Wales

 

A word from Oliver

"I have learned a lot from my clients over the years. It’s very gratifying to work with clients who have obvious business acumen but also value the commercial perspective that my experience might bring to a situation".

 

Career highlights

  • Advising a university on monetising residential accommodation using an innovative long-term asset management and revenue assignment structure. This involved balancing the commercial requirements of an investor and its bank with the statutory and pastoral responsibilities of the university to its resident students.

  • Advising a major club on a landmark agreement for the redevelopment of its CBD premises.

  • Advising a peak industry body, the Hire & Rental Industry Association, on the implications of the Personal Property Securities Act and on reforms to it. This work has resulted in a number of major enacted and proposed changes to the law.

  • Advising on the merger to create Australia’s largest parking services business (Secure/Kings) and on subsequent asset management transactions.

  • Advising one of the big four banks on lending and security issues for 15 years, including on vehicle finance. 

 

Specific areas of focus

  • Complex commercial transactions, including advising through public sector regulatory perspectives. 

  • Probity and governance constraints applying to public sector bodies.

  • Finance law, including an understanding of financier perspectives in public/private transactions.

  • Revenue law and finance law considerations in commercial transactions.

  • Drafting complex commercial agreements.

  • State and federal legislation.