Francesca Giorlando

Francesca Giorlando

Francesca Giorlando is a Partner in our Sydney office, where she specialises in property acquisitions and disposals, property development and investment.

Francesca acts for a range of corporate clients, including developers and investment institutions.

Representative matters

  • Overseas pension funds - acts for overseas pension funds in acquisition of Australian agricultural land
  • Australian superannuation funds - acts for AMP in relation to large scale commercial developments, including fund through structures, infrastructure assets, acquisitions and disposals and general real estate advice. Recent examples include Australian Technology Park and Quay Quarter developments
  • Sydney Airport - for various significant tenders and contracts, including for the International Duty Free business and the Foreign Exchange business
  • Lend Lease - acquisition of ING retail property portfolio (shopping centres in Australia and New Zealand). This included due diligence, contract drafting and foreign investment issues.
  • Westpac - access and rights documentation in connection with neighbouring Mirvac development.
  • Woolworths - acquisitions (including due diligence) and development of retail shopping centres and various leasing matters.
  • Frasers - acts in relation to commercial and industrial developments (including large scale distribution centres) and acquisitions (and leasebacks)
  • BlueScope - disposal of industrial property, including pricing mechanisms based on developable area and tailored security arrangements.

Professional Memberships

  • Law Society of New South Wales.


Legal insights

On 29 September 2020, the Governor in Council made the COVID-19 Omnibus Miscellaneous Amendments Regulations 2020, extending and amending the rent and enforcement relief scheme provided since 29...

22 October 2020

The National Cabinet announced on 7 April the Mandatory Code of Conduct (National Code) for leases to COVID-19 impacted small and medium sized commercial tenants.

12 May 2020

Contributions to this article were made by Simone Menz, Emily Masters, Chris Wheeler, Francesca Giorlando and Julia Nikolic. Regulations to implement the National...

04 May 2020

This article was written by Stuart Dixon-Smith, Chris Wheeler, Simone Menz, Carl Black, Mark Bayliss, Francesca Giorlando, Chris Mitchell and Tristan Howes. Since the National Cabinet announced...

29 April 2020

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