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Margot King

Partner – Property

Margot is a property partner with a multi-disciplinary energy, projects and corporate background.  This gives her a unique skill set to assess issues from multiple angles and present commercial solutions to clients.

She has particular expertise in large scale urban renewal property projects, renewable projects and infrastructure projects.  Margot works primarily with developers and project sponsors across all property project interfaces to identify and manage potential gap risks. 

Her experience includes negotiating significant project development agreements, advising on subdivisions, easements and satisfaction of development conditions, negotiating major agreements for lease and leases with anchor tenants on developments, working with stakeholders such as Sydney Trains and Infrastructure NSW, passdown of developer obligations to builders and consultants and advising on remediation and environmental obligations. Margot has also acted on corporate real estate transactions in London and in Sydney.

Margot has special interest in sustainable buildings, planning for climate change, placemaking and strong urban centres and architecture and design for accessibility. Margot is a committee member for the Property Council of Australia, Western Sydney Chapter.

Before moving to Sydney in 2014, Margot worked in London for Slaughter and May and Ashurst, in Bulgaria with CMS Cameron McKenna and with Allens in Western Australia. Margot has also worked inhouse for Walker Corporation, Lendlease and Rio Tinto. Prior to joining Hamilton Locke, Margot was the Head of Real Estate Sydney office at Piper Alderman.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Property, Renewable Energy, Projects & Construction

 

AWARDS

  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific Guide, Recognised Lawyer, Real Estate, 2020 – 2022

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master of Science (Law and Finance) – University of Oxford

  • Bachelor of Laws – The University of Western Australia

  • Bachelor of Arts (Communication Studies) – Murdoch University

  • Admitted to practice in Western Australia, New South Wales, England Wales

 

SELECTED REPRESENTATIONS

  • Acted for Maoneng Group on land transactions for its 300MW Armidale battery storage project and on its 480MWh Mornington Peninsula battery storage project.

  • Acted for landowners on the Thunderbolt Energy Hub Project with Neoen.

  • Acted for Aqualand on consultancy agreements for its $2.5 billion Central Barangaroo Project.

  • Acted for Colas Australia Group on its acquisition of Hutchison Quarries.

  • Acted for Parkstone Group on its acquisition of Woolworths property in NSW and ongoing retail asset management.

  • Acted for BlackRock-backed Jolt in its energy vehicle charging network.

  • Acted for Walker Corporation on its $2.8 billion Parramatta Square Project.

  • Acted for Lendlease on its $6 billion Barangaroo South Project.