Mr Healey has more than 20 years' experience dedicated almost exclusively to servicing clients in agribusiness and primary industries. Focusing primarily on agricultural property, water rights and investment in agribusiness, he has advised on some of Australia's most prominent rural transactions.
His experience includes all forms of agricultural property transactions, rural and irrigation water transactions, and leading teams in mergers and acquisitions. He also assists inbound investors and domestic agribusinesses with their investment and day to day legal requirements. In 2014, he completed what was reported as possibly the largest farmland sale in the world that year.
Mr Healey acts for local and international agribusinesses, primary producers and investors across their range of legal needs. His in-bound clients are drawn from China, Singapore, Canada and the United States amongst others.
Clients benefit from his expert and timely services which, when coupled with practical industry knowledge, result in a commercial approach to closing transactions.
He regularly speaks at legal and industry conferences on legal issues that affect the agribusiness sector, is listed as a Preeminent Agribusiness Lawyer in Doyle's Guide (2016) and was recognised by his peers as one of Australia’s leading Agriculture & Rural Affairs lawyers in the 2017 Best Lawyers.
Prior to joining K&L Gates, Mr. Healey was the National Agribusiness Practice Group Leader at a large Australian law firm.
Leases, conduct and compensation agreements and other property interests
Mergers and acquisitions
Other operational advice