Carrie is a partner and has been in practice for over 30 years in Australia, New Zealand and the UK. Carrie is also on the management board of JWS.
Carrie’s background is as a commercial real estate lawyer but she specialised approximately 20 years ago in natural resources, in particular, plantation forestry, agriculture and agribusiness and water.
Carrie advises on the legal aspects of investment, operations, supply and management in the agribusiness sector across Australia (including ownership and management of water entitlements) and the plantation forestry sector. The majority of Carrie’s clients are overseas based inward investors into these sectors in Australia as part of global investment strategies in these sectors. Carrie’s clients include investment and asset managers, private equity investors, pension and endowment funds, overseas and domestic corporate and Government.
Carrie is recognised in the market as a leading plantation, forestry and agribusiness specialist. She is consistently listed in Best Lawyers Australia in both real estate property and agriculture sectors.
Advised in relation to the sale of its woodchip business; the sale of its MIS walnut business in NSW; the proposed sale of its forest products division and its forest products distribution businesses in VIC, SA and WA; and the sale of numerous other surplus assets in NSW.
Acted on the acquisition of shares in a plantation owning (forestry rights and carbon rights) company owned by a foreign utility company.
Acted for an under-bidder in the Queensland Government’s sale of FPQ including detailed due diligence, structuring advice, stamp duty, and negotiation of the transaction documents.
Acquisition of two organic cattle stations from different receivers and a mortgagee in possession, and acquisition of two additional cattle stations comprising both freehold land and Crown leasehold land.
Acquisition of freehold land in the NT including detailed due diligence vegetation clearance restrictions and new water licensing regime in parts of NT.
Acquisition of 50 farms in WA and far north QLD from the receivers of the Rewards/Ark MIS and subsequently acting on the sale of 23 of those properties.
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