Alfonso del Rio

Clayton Utz
Partner Canberra

He is the pre-eminent real estate lawyer in the ACT - Doyle's Guide. A five-time Solicitor of the Year award recipient and Hall of Famer

– Real Estate Institute of the ACT


He is the leading industry expert in real estate law as well as the application of planning and environmental law, construction law, transaction structuring and project financing to property transactions. For over 35 years, Alfonso has played a central role in the majority of the ACT's largest and most complex property transactions for both government and private sector clients. He provides his clients with a unique insight and approach which delivers outstanding results.

Notable Work
  • Dahua: acting in relation to its $300 million acquisition and development of more than 450ha of land at Edmondson Park and Menangle Park in Sydney's South-West, with the development planned to deliver over 3,600 new dwellings.
  • Riverview: acting in relation to its joint venture with the ACT Government for the cross-border development known as Ginninderry (the first ACT/NSW cross-border development) totalling over 1600 hectares which will create 4 new suburbs (3 in the ACT and 1 in NSW) with 11,500 dwellings
  • Australian Taxation Office: acting in its entire procurement process (from initial tender documentation to final signing of the AFL and CNL) of new premises around the country including Sydney (13,000m2), Parramatta (18,000m2), Hobart (6,300m2), Canberra (33,500m2), Perth (12,500m2),) and Newcastle (6,000m2).
  • Amalgamated Property Group: acting in its developments including:
    • Civic Quarter 1 a private sector building of 18,000sqm NLA with multinational tenants such as Colliers International, Westpac, Amazon, Ashurst and AECOM.
    • Civic Quarter 2 a 32,664sqm NLA office space for the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.
    • The Griffin a large mixed-use development with complex land tenure and planning arrangements.
  • Department of Finance: acting in relation to the extension of the ICON secure networkinto NSW.
  • Doma Property Group: acting in relation to its developments including:
    • DKSN mixed use precinct consisting of a 13,000sqm NLA for the ACT Government, retail, child care and residential apartments
    • DKSN 2.0 mixed use precinct which involved the preparation and registration of one of the first Building Management Statements in the ACT.
  • Commissioner for Social Housing: acting in relation to its complex affordable and social housing projects where it lowers the cost of the end product by adopting novel funding solutions whilst at the same time managing the risks that come from innovation.
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