Paul Crawford


Canberra, Australia

Paul's strong technical legal skills and business acumen have positioned him as a key strategic advisor to his public and private sectors clients delivering complex and often sensitive projects. He has excellent project management skills and adopts a solutions-based collaborative approach when working with clients and their other business advisers.

His practice involves multifaceted commercial and business structures, property and development projects and joint venture arrangements across a number of industry sectors, including government, mining, tourism, telecommunications and commercial property.

Policy and procurement, front end construction projects, major retail, commercial and government leasing, acquisitions and disposals and project finance are also key experience areas for Paul where he is regularly managing multi-jurisdictional teams.

Paul's work highlights include

  • The purchase of the 'Finlay Crisp Centre' (comprising 'Allara House', 'Customs House' and the Nara Centre') in Canberra; agreement to lease 'Allara House' and 3 floors of the 'Nara Centre' to the Australian Capital Territory; design and construct agreements for the required refurbishment works (SC Capital Partners).
  • Agreement to lease of 2 purpose built buildings to the Department of Health (Therapeutic Goods Administration); construction agreements for the required construction of the buildings (Capital Airport Group).
  • The work out of the Ralan Arncliffe administration (refinance of St George debt) (Fortress).
  • The ongoing commercial office leasing up of Brookfield Place (including Moelis, Clifford Chance and Hub) (Brookfield).

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