Eugene Tan is consistently recognised as one of Australia's top young lawyers in the areas of real estate and major projects and was awarded the "30 Under 30" award in the Government category for his work on some of the nation's largest developments including Barangaroo and the Sydney International Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Precinct.

Eugene has acted for both Government agencies and private sector developers across a range of large-scale developments.

He has particular expertise in designing specialised management arrangements to regulate the operation of next generation utilities and the delivery of services within precinct developed communities over the long term. He also has experience working for international clients, understanding their needs and complex issues they face in the Australian market.

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Real Estate

DEVELOPMENT

Barangaroo Delivery Authority

Eugene acts across the entire Barangaroo urban renewal project – the largest of its kind in NSW with a total development value in excess of $15bn. Eugene has assisted BDA through all phases and components of the project, from preparing the Request for Detailed Proposals, evaluating proposals, negotiating and drafting the project delivery documents. On a daily basis, he is relied on to advise on a broad range of issues arising from one of the nation's largest and most complex urban renewal projects including management of interface risks between concurrently delivered projects, integration of major public infrastructure including the new underground Metro line, road access and ferry terminals, and establishment of long-term governance arrangements to ensure Barangaroo remains at the cutting edge of climate positive innovation for years to come. 

Infrastructure NSW

With his extensive work on the subordinate development arrangements, preparation of the long-term leases and carriage of the subdivision/titling documentation, Eugene is innately involved in the Sydney International Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Precinct redevelopment. This is regarded as one of the most strategically significant projects in Australia. Eugene acted throughout the tendering process and assisted the State in reconfiguring the project during the delivery phase to accommodate enhanced opportunities, and drafted novel "whole of Government" risk sharing mechanisms within the transaction documents.

Landcom

Eugene advises Landcom on the integration of sustainable development practices in all significant transactions, and the implementation of Landcom's "Sustainable Places Strategy".  This work focuses on developing a readily deployable set of precedent provisions which can be inserted into transaction documents to ensure that Landcom's sustainability objectives are relevantly addressed by all counterparties – to deliver world-class sustainability outcomes across Landcom's entire portfolio.

UrbanGrowth NSW

Eugene acted on the $500m revitalisation of Newcastle, one of the NSW Government's largest regional activation initiatives, leading the acquisition of the controlling interest in the 4 hectare site comprising the Newcastle CBD, which forms the cornerstone of the project. This enabled UrbanGrowth NSW to enter into a joint development agreement for the urban renewal of the State's second largest city.

City of Parramatta

Eugene is advising on the precinct management arrangements for Parramatta Square, which involves complex negotiations between existing landowners, developers and Council's public interests.

Sustainable communities

Eugene is recognised as a leader in the field of sustainable community development and green infrastructure projects. He has advised the City of Sydney on plans for Australia's first precinct based tri-generation network. He is also engaged in developing the long-term mechanisms to ensure that Barangaroo delivers a world-class model for carbon neutral development in line with the objectives of the Clinton Climate Initiative.  Eugene has assisted clients to access the BioBanking scheme, enabling them to achieve greater flexibility in the scope of their development objectives or to unlock unrealised value in biodiverse habitats.

Dahua

Eugene acts for Dahua Group across their entire acquisition and development portfolio in NSW. Eugene has transacted on more than $500m  worth of acquisitions for Dahua and advised on the development of Dahua's landholdings to deliver more than 5,000 residential dwellings within a 24 month project timeline.


ACQUISITIONS AND DISPOSALS

Dahua

Eugene acted in Dahua's bid to acquire over 450ha of land at Edmondson Park and Menangle Park in Sydney's South-West growth centre, planned to deliver over 3,600 new dwellings. This involved strategically balancing the allocation of risk, structuring of payments and managing timeframes under the transaction documents.

Transport for NSW

Eugene has been engaged on the acquisition of land and assets for the $8 billion North West Rail Link. He has transacted on BioBanking credits and has acquired a variety of sites including office complexes, shopping centres and commercial premises. Eugene's work to deliver land for the infrastructure corridor has involved drafting bespoke licensing agreements, access rights and works deeds.

Health Infrastructure NSW

Eugene acted on the disposal of regional property involving releases for environmental risks and other hazards associated with the site.


LEASING

Telecommunications and infrastructure leasing

Eugene has been engaged to design streamlined leasing arrangements and to renegotiate access and usage rights with all major telecommunications carriers across portfolio-wide landholdings for multiple NSW Government agencies including RailCorp, Metro Authority and Sydney Water.

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Government Services

Infrastructure NSW

With his extensive work on the subordinate development arrangements, preparation of the long-term leases and carriage of the subdivision/titling documentation, Eugene is innately involved in the Sydney International Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Precinct redevelopment. This is regarded as one of the most strategically significant projects in Australia. Eugene acted throughout the tendering process and assisted the State in reconfiguring the project during the delivery phase to accommodate enhanced opportunities, and drafted novel "whole of Government" risk sharing mechanisms within the transaction documents.

Landcom

Eugene advises Landcom on the integration of sustainable development practices in all significant transactions, and the implementation of Landcom's "Sustainable Places Strategy".  This work focuses on developing a readily deployable set of precedent provisions which can be inserted into transaction documents to ensure that Landcom's sustainability objectives are relevantly addressed by all counterparties – to deliver world-class sustainability outcomes across Landcom's entire portfolio.

UrbanGrowth NSW

Eugene acted on the $500m revitalisation of Newcastle, one of the NSW Government's largest regional activation initiatives, leading the acquisition of the controlling interest in the 4 hectare site comprising the Newcastle CBD, which forms the cornerstone of the project. This enabled UrbanGrowth NSW to enter into a joint development agreement for the urban renewal of the State's second largest city.

City of Parramatta

Eugene is advising on the precinct management arrangements for Parramatta Square, which involves complex negotiations between existing landowners, developers and Council's public interests.

Transport for NSW

Eugene has been engaged on the acquisition of land and assets for the $8 billion North West Rail Link. He has transacted on BioBanking credits and has acquired a variety of sites including office complexes, shopping centres and commercial premises. Eugene's work to deliver land for the infrastructure corridor has involved drafting bespoke licensing agreements, access rights and works deeds.

Health Infrastructure NSW

Eugene acted on the disposal of regional property involving releases for environmental risks and other hazards associated with the site.

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