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Michael Meadows

Consultant
+61.7.3233.1210
Fax +61.7.3233.0900
Mr. Meadows is a consultant with more than 30 years experience focusing on property law, commercial law, and infrastructure. He has specific financial services and hospitality industry experience in Australia and elsewhere, including Indonesia and Singapore. He acts for a number of prominent public and private companies. Mr. Meadows also has extensive experience in a range of major projects, including port infrastructure, hotels, retail, commercial and industrial complexes, and facilities.

Professional Background

For some 10 years to 2000, Mr. Meadows was Chairman of Partners for the longest established law firm in Brisbane. Mr. Meadows is also a qualified mediator.

Achievements

  • Winner of the Queensland Law Society's President's Award 2005

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Queensland Law Society Professional Conduct (Professional Standards) Committee Chairman
  • Queensland Law Foundation Deputy Chair
  • Lexon Insurance Pte Ltd Deputy Chair
  • LESF Superannuation Fund Trustee Pty Ltd Director
  • Property Law Specialist Accreditation Committee Former Chairman
  • Queensland Law Society Council member
  • Former Director of Foster Wheeler (Qld) Pty Ltd; Sommer & Staff Constructions Pty Ltd; BMT Defence Services (Australia) Pty Ltd; CM Group Pty Ltd and Brisbane Transport

Speaking Engagements

  • Mr. Meadows has made presentations to students of the Queensland University of Technology and given a number of papers at conferences held by the Queensland Law Society Inc.
  • Advising a large Queensland port on a wide range of large infrastructure and property related transactions, leases, permits, services agreements, performance deeds, target throughput deeds and licences, etc.
  • Detailed understanding of the Transport Infrastructure Act 1994 (Qld), so far as it applies to his relevant clients.
  • Acted for an Australian company engaged in infrastructure projects in South-East Asia, particularly in Singapore and Indonesia. In this role, he was responsible for preparing, and overseeing the preparation by off-shore lawyers of, documentation relating to a number of large and complex infrastructure transactions, including:
    • an oil pipe-line based around a take or pay contract with take out from an Indonesian Government oil company
    • a private train line, running from a mine to a nearby port in Indonesia
    • a major city toll road in Jakarta (eventually aborted, with the collapse of the Rupiah)
    • large warehouse and “super bazaar” on the outskirts of Jakarta, with a floor area of some 140,000m²
    • the securitisation of the income stream of a large, Indonesian based, motor vehicle fleet leasing company, which involved, in broad terms:
      • the “true sale” of the right to receive the income stream under several hundreds of vehicle leases
      • the assessment, and factoring in, of bad debt ratios
      • the setting up of servicer entities (to monitor/manage the assets) and stand-by servicer entities
      • all to be effective under Indonesian law and to meet sophisticated equity/debt investor requirements in Australia and the United States of America.