Nicolas Chen
Special Counsel
Areas of Expertise

Property development, Acquisitions & Disposals, Due Diligence

Nicolas is a highly experienced property development lawyer with extensive in-house experience with a prominent national property developer encompassing a range of legal matters.

With a proven track record in the real estate industry, Nicolas specialises in providing strategic legal advice and guidance to property developers. His comprehensive knowledge of property laws and everyday development issues, coupled with his expertise in commercial transactions and negotiation, allows him to navigate complex legal challenges with practical solutions.

Known for his exceptional commercial acumen and meticulous attention to detail, Nicolas is a trusted advisor sought after for his ability to effectively handle all aspects of property development, from acquisition and due diligence to sales, construction and project financing. With a results-driven approach and a deep understanding of the intricacies of the industry, Nicolas is dedicated to ensuring his clients' success in every endeavour.

What others say



Advising and negotiating transactions of $900 million across 11 development projects in Australia for an international property developer.

Significant matters

Acting for large scale greenfield subdivision and mix use apartment projects in Tarneit, Wollert, Frazer Rise, Cranbourne West, Point Cook, Melbourne CBD, Southbank, Hawthorn East and South Yarra, Victoria.

Foreign Investment Review Board

Advising on complex FIRB matters including application, compliance, reporting and self-disclosure.

Property tax

Advising on property related taxes including foreign purchaser additional duty exemption, absentee owner surcharge exemption, primary production land exemption, stamp duties, land tax and GST.