Dannelle is a partner with Squire Patton Boggs and is recognised as a leading real estate lawyer in Australia.

Dannelle is a real estate law specialist with a focus on complex, structured and large-scale transactions. Her expertise spans all segments of the real estate sector, acting for listed and unlisted property funds, private and government clients.

Dannelle is known for both her technical legal expertise and commercial acumen, which is recognised by her clients and peers. She is at the forefront of the real estate sector in Australia and across Asia Pacific, and regularly presents at industry conferences and legal forums.

Dannelle’s real estate work has most recently been recognised in Who’s Who Legal: Australia 2022, Who’s Who Legal in Hospitality 2022, and Best Lawyers in Australia 2022. She is described as being “exceptional. She can be relied upon to provide succinct no nonsense practical advice based on her extensive industry experience in addition to legal expertise. She is also super smart and super responsive.”

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  • Acting on the AU$463 million sale of the nine-hectare Woolworths headquarters at Bella Vista, New South Wales, to a Singapore-based REIT, after having previously advised the same client with its initial purchase of the site.
  • Acting for domestic and international institutional funds and investors in connection with direct and indirect structured investment in Australian real estate and large scale commercial, industrial and hotel projects. Relevant transactions include acting on the acquisitions of the Australia Postal Corporation headquarters, Justice Precinct Offices Parramatta, Woolworths’ headquarters Bella Vista, Sheraton on the Park, Sydney, Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney and the Victorian Police Complex.
  • Providing expert advice in relation to investment and management strategies, implementation and financing in the hotels and leisure sector. Routinely acts for hotel and serviced apartment owners and operators in relation to management arrangements.
  • Acting for domestic and international funds and investors in connection with strategic asset management, transactional and project leasing, joint venture arrangements and development participation across the Asia Pacific region.

Education

  • Australian National University, LL.B., 2002

Admissions

  • Australian Capital Territory, 2003

Courts

  • High Court of Australia, 2017

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member, Property Council of Australia
  • Committee member, Property Council Academy – Property Investment & Finance 
  • Recognised in the Who’s Who Legal: Australia 2022 Real Estate and Hospitality chapters
  • Recognised in the Who’s Who Legal: Australia 2021 Real Estate chapter
  • Recognised as one of Australia’s leading lawyers in Project Finance and Development Practice and Real Property Law by Best Lawyers in Australia 2021 and 2022
  • Recognised in the Who’s Who Legal: Hospitality 2020 in the Hospitality Chapter
  • Recognised in the Who’s Who Legal: Australia 2020 in the Real Estate Chapter
  • Recognised by Best Lawyers in Australia 2020 as one of Australia’s leading lawyers in Project Finance and Development Practice
  • Recommended in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2018 in Real estate, Australia

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