Eva Oraham

Clayton Utz
Partner Sydney

Eva Oraham's ability to think laterally, and strong sense of commercial acumen, have made her a sought-after transactional lawyer and led to her advising on some of Australia's largest property and real estate deals, ranging from property acquisitions and disposals through to complex leasing, project development / structuring and development agreements.

Eva has developed a number of strong client relationships and is a trusted and respected adviser to them. Her down to earth nature and incredible sense of perspective allow her to navigate through and resolve complex commercial issues for her clients, who include major institutional clients on a broad spectrum of commercial property matters, and Government in key infrastructure projects, involving some of Sydney's iconic sites.

Notable Work
  • Charter Hall: Sale to Blackstone description – Acted on the sale of a portfolio comprising industrial properties in Victoria and Queensland. Also acted for the sponsor on the establishment of the Charter Hall Long WALE REIT. The project involved the merger of in excess of 12 vehicles, each with separate stakeholders. The matter required significant fund restructuring as well as advising on all aspects of the fund approval processes.
  • Grosvenor Place – commercial leasing: Acted for owners of Grosvenor Place (Sydney) on major leasing transactions, such as the Deloitte deal. Matter involved drafting and negotiating complex expansion and contraction rights, incentive payment structure and rights of refusal.
  • Allianz – commercial leasing: Acted for Allianz for numerous years. Such work has included providing strategic and commercially sound advice as well as negotiating and drafting of heads of agreement, agreements for lease, leases, surrenders and licenses. Work has also involved advising on rent reviews, make good issues and surrenders.
  • Transport for New South Wales (TfNSW): Advising on a range of complex and high level property issues in relation to the construction of a rail link between Epping to Chatswood. This has included preliminary work in relation to the first phase of the project – the site consolidation, right through to second phase of the project – the stratum subdivision including the negotiation of complicated section 88B Instrument and Building Management Statement and the third phase – registration.
  • New Forests: Acted on the acquisition of the timberland assets of Great Southern Plantations for a total purchase price of AU$415 million. The assets comprised 650 properties and 1200 titles and encompassed over 2,500 square kilometres in prime forestry and agricultural regions across Australia. Work involved working closely with New Forests and its financier in what was a highly time sensitive, competitive and commercially driven transaction. The matter involved complex legal issues in respect of the land, forestry assets and the existing leases.
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