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Lisa Ward

Senior Associate
Fax +61.7.3233.0900

Ms. Ward is a property lawyer with a particular focus on agribusiness. Ms. Ward was born and raised in rural New South Wales and her personal experience has allowed her to have an appreciation and understanding of this area of law.

Ms. Ward's legal experience extends to all front end facets of property law, including the purchase, sale and lease arrangements of agricultural, commercial and residential property. She has also prepared and advised on other commercial agreements, including self-managed superannuation funds, development agreements, joint venture agreements, co-ownership deeds and trusts.

A significant part of Ms. Ward's practice includes advising on water transactions and making applications to the Foreign Investment Review Board on behalf of foreign clients.

Ms. Ward's clients have included foreign investor funds and clients, developers, private companies, trustees and family farmers.

Ms. Ward always ensures her clients receive quality legal advice while protecting their interests and making sure the commercial balance of a transaction is not disregarded.

Professional Background

Ms. Ward has more than 10 years' experience within the property industry. She has worked as a lawyer in various Australian jurisdictions, including New South Wales, the Australian Capital Territory and now currently Queensland. Ms. Ward has also had transactional experience across multiple jurisdictions, including Victoria, Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

Ms. Ward has worked on and provided assistance with the following transactions.
  • One of Western Australia's largest greenfield agricultural developments.
  • Representing a foreign investor in the due diligence of a major investment in an Australian feedlot and abattoir.
  • Representing a Canadian pension fund backed purchaser on the acquisition of multiple large grazing properties in Queensland.
  • Representing a major Chinese textile manufacturer and trader in respect of acquisitions of New South Wales irrigation properties and ongoing acquisitions of irrigation rights.
  • Representing two of Australia's largest horticultural marketers in respect of property acquisitions and ongoing legal requirements.
  • Major sale and leaseback transactions and various acquisitions of greenfield agricultural development sites for orchard development.