Partner and Global Head of Construction
Carolyn Chudleigh is the Sydney office head of global law firm HFW and the industry group leader of HFWs Construction Group worldwide. Carolyn is also the Global Diversity and Equality Partner on HFWs Management Board of which she is also a member.
In addition to Carolyn's management and leadership responsibilities she has a busy practice supervising a high-performing team of lawyers and business services executives.
Carolyn is a highly regarded legal practitioner in Australia's property development sector and has over 25 years' experience. Her practice focuses on the real estate development and financing aspects of major projects, in particular corporate structuring and land tenure creation complex land titling structures, foreign direct and indirect investment and private mergers and acquisitions. Carolyn has particular expertise in drafting and negotiating complex project documents with a focus on joint ventures commercial contracts and investment structures.
Carolyn advises developers and owners on mixed use real estate projects, agribusiness investments, social infrastructure projects, in-land intermodal and transport hubs (transport oriented development) and the structuring and delivery of new town centres. She also acts for listed and unlisted real estate investment funds and financiers.
Carolyn regularly presents at courses facilitated by the Property Council Academy's Property Development Committee in Australia and is a former national Board member of the Property Council of Australia (2007 — 2013). Carolyn is a non-executive director of NSX listed 789 Holdings Limited.
Carolyn's interest in talent diversity and inclusion is being put into action in her role within HFW and she hopes to encourage others to promote gender parity as a business imperative.
Carolyn is qualified in England and Wales and New South Wales (Australia).