March 28, 2018

Clyde & Co appoints corporate real estate partner in Australia

Global law firm Clyde & Co has appointed Cameron Thomson as a partner in the Sydney office.

Cameron specialises in real estate and brings with him more than 20 years of experience on both Australian and regional matters. He has particular expertise in commercial property portfolios; divestment and acquisition; leases and licences; linear infrastructure projects; development projects; joint ventures; working with receivers and managers and 'off the plan' projects.

He also has experience in dealing with investors from China, Southeast Asia and the North Asian region; and has built a strong practice supporting a mixture of government, corporate real estate and inbound investor clients.

The Australian Projects & Construction team, led by Partner David McElveney, has built a strong practice focused on contentious matters in the region. A non-contentious real estate practice led by Cameron will complement the firm's existing expertise and client base in the Asia Pacific region. In addition to a leading Projects & Construction practice in Australia the firm also boasts highly recognised Projects & Construction practices in Singapore, Hong Kong and China, as well as a dedicated Asia Pacific Hospitality team led by Partner Benjamin Hirasawa.

"Those capabilities, along with the firm's extensive footprint in the region, made establishing a dedicated non-contentious real estate practice in Australia the next logical step," says David.

In recent years Cameron has been recognised by The Legal 500 as a "highly recommended" real estate lawyer in Australia, and is currently recognised by The Legal 500 for his work with  POSCO Engineering & Construction from South Korea. Cameron also appears in Best Lawyers Australia.

Cameron says of his appointment: "I'm delighted to be joining Clyde & Co, a firm I have seen grow exponentially in recent years; and I'm looking forward to working with the firm's international partnership as I establish a dedicated corporate real estate practice in Australia."

Internationally, Clyde & Co's real estate practice has been recognised by The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. The firm is ranked as Band 1 by Chambers Global for Real Estate in the UAE, while in the UK The Legal 500 ranks the firm as Tier 1 for Real Estate.

Clyde & Co was established in Australia in late 2012 and has since then grown from 4 partners in 2 offices to 24 partners and more than 200 staff across 4 offices.