We are top tier trained and provide pragmatic legal advice that is aligned to your business and cost objectives
We are invested in our clients’ business and are not afraid to think outside of the box. We are flexible and can offer fixed fee and other novel fee arrangements in order to provide clients with cost certainty and control.
Amber is highly regarded within the industry for her care towards her clients and her ability to deliver highly innovative legal solutions. She is more than ‘just a lawyer’ for many of her clients – she is their trusted advisor. Amber’s strong network and connections within the property industry, as well as her acute focus on aligning resources for her clients, makes her an invaluable ally. She is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese and Hakka and is also passionate in her work with various social enterprises, charities and community organisations.
Prior to co-founding Align Law, Glenn practiced in a top tier law firm for over 10 years. He has significant experience acting for some of Australia’s most pre-eminent clients in the private and public sectors on a variety of projects including multi-stage residential and CBD apartment tower developments, major shopping centre redevelopments, commercial office and retail developments, mining and renewable energy projects, hotel developments as well as government infrastructure projects.
Jiun has over 15 years’ experience working in both the UK and in Australia. Her extensive experience has equipped her with the technical skills to handle some of the most complex legal issues that may arise within the property sector. Her deep understanding of her clients’ business enables her to find commercial and practical solutions for her clients. She is well regarded within the industry for her commercial nous and her commitment to achieving the best ‘whole of project’ outcomes.
Planning & Environment Counsel
Barnaby advises public and private clients on all areas of planning and environment law. He is a Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Specialist in planning and environment law with more than 17 years’ experience as a solicitor advocate. Barnaby has significate experience appearing before VCAT and the PPV.
Abigail has extensive experience handling small to large scale property development projects in the residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural sectors on behalf of clients which include developers, investors, institutions, the council and the state and Commonwealth government. Abigail has the ability to efficiently project manage large volume transactions.
Shih Wang Tee
Shih Wang joined Align Law in 2019, after completing a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics & Finance) and Juris Doctor at the University of Melbourne. Having prior experience in property investment and development, Shih Wang is uniquely placed to understand the practical and commercial aspects of his clients’ legal needs. Under Align Law, he has honed his skillset in a diverse range of legal areas including property, commercial, employment, and administrative law.
Corporate & Commercial Counsel
Eli has over 12 years’ experience providing commercial legal advice to a diverse range of corporate clients across multiple industries. Eli has expertise in advising on both regulated and unregulated corporate actions, private equity and capital market entry, fund raising (globally), M&A, sale of business, corporate governance, commercial lending and financial products. Eli also sits on various advisory boards for his clients.
Head of Hong Kong Practice
Joyce is one of the heads of Align Law’s Hong Kong office. Joyce is highly regarded for delivering comprehensive and tailored legal solutions to all her clients. She has acted for Australia’s ‘big four’ banks in relation to various types of property transactions including large volume lease and license agreements with shopping centres and multiple high-rise development acquisitions.
Litigation & Commercial Counsel
Matthew is an experienced lawyer providing practical guidance to his clients. His experience includes advising property developers, real estate agents, manufacturers, IT businesses and lenders in relation to partnership and shareholder agreements, loan transactions, commercial leases, employee rights and duties, the Australian Consumer Law and property and business sales. He also has significant experience acting for clients in litigation and other dispute resolution matters.
Head of Hong Kong Practice
Arthur co-leads Align Law’s Hong Kong office and practices in Australian property, commercial and migration law. He advises clients on skilled migration, partner migration and family migration matters and has extensive experience in various property transactions involving the acquisition and disposal of residential and commercial real estate, leases and licenses, banking transactions, easements and restrictions, public roads and strata subdivision of land.
Head of Migration Practice
Michelle has over 12 years experience in immigration law, and is an expert in providing advice tailored to the specific needs of her clients. She has extensive knowledge of Australian visa structures, and is well versed in navigating the complexities involved in policy advice, visa options, and immigration solutions. Her primary areas of practice include Employer Nominated and Sponsored Visas, Skilled Select Visas, Business Visas, Partner Visas, Family Visas (such as Parent, Child and Adoption), and Global Mobility, such as assisting large corporations with their mobility related strategies, projects and activities. Michelle is a member of the Migration Institute of Australia and Law Institute of Victoria. MARN (Migration Agent Registered Number): 1279138
Lydia’s practice focuses on construction law and corporate & commercial matters. Lydia has considerable experience in government and regulatory compliance, including as a lawyer at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), practising in the mergers & acquisitions, fundraising and capital markets space.
Corporate & Commercial Counsel
Over the past 25 years, Gerhard has been an integral resource to high-growth companies advising on their corporate and commercial matters. He has worked closely with companies of all sizes, from start-ups to major publicly listed corporations, and engaged with all aspects of their business. There is an ease in his ability to resolve difficult problems and provide creative alternatives to challenging situations. His particular interests are the technology and intellectual property sectors, complex transactions and being the trusted advisor to senior management teams.