Michael Richardson

Clayton Utz
Partner Brisbane

Michael has been recognised as a leading individual in Real Property Law by Best Lawyers Australia, 2014 – 2023 and was voted by his peers as the Brisbane Real Property Law, Lawyer of the Year, 2023.


A leading real estate and infrastructure lawyer, focused on complex or unusual infrastructure, commercial and property projects and transactions.

Notable Work
  • Forestry Corporation of NSW: advising on four separate renewable energy projects to be developed in State forest timber plantations.
  • Seqwater: acting in relation to a number of large scale infrastructure projects including the Toowoomba to Warwick pipeline.
  • State of Queensland: advising on the Forest Wind project over State forest area.
  • Australia Pacific LNG: acting on its CSG to LNG project.
  • Residential development projects: advised on projects for Stockland, Lendlease, Mirvac, Brookfield, Satterley, Sunland and Dahua.
  • Northern Territory Government: acted on tenure and structuring options for the Sun Cable.
  • Capital transactions: advised Stockland, Blackstone, Charter Hall, AXA and others.
  • Natural Capital acquisitions and projects: Advising various clients including QIC and Tasman Environmental Markets.
  • Brisbane Airport Corporation: Acted on the BNE Automall and the acquisition of terminal retail leases from Qantas and Virgin.
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