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 was named Real Estate Lawyer of the Year in Australia for 2023 at The Lawyer Network Annual Awards.

Dannelle was most recently recognised in Chambers Asia Pacific 2024, where clients praised Dannelle as having “a laser focus on identifying what the real risks are and therefore comes up with solutions focused on addressing the true concern” and in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2024 as, “extremely talented. She is personable, caring, understands her clients and works extremely hard. She is totally dedicated to her job and clients.”

In Who’s Who Legal 2023, it was noted, “Dannelle is one of the most intelligent lawyers who is able to quickly digest information and form a view immediately.”

She is also 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; the Victorian Police Complex; Adina Barrack Plaza, Perth; Abode Woden, ACT; the Constance Hotel in Queensland; and Quest Serviced Apartments in Newcastle, Penrith and Nowra.
  • 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 & Affiliations

  • Member, Property Council of Australia
  • Committee member, Property Council Academy – Property Investment & Finance 
  • Recognised for Real Estate in Chambers Asia Pacific 2024
  • Named Real Estate Lawyer of the Year in Australia for 2023 at The Lawyer Network Annual Awards
  • Recommended as a Global Leader in Hospitality in Who’s Who Legal 2023
  • Recommended as a National Leader in Real Estate in Who’s Who Legal: Australia and New Zealand 2023
  • 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 2022, 2023 and 2024 editions
  • 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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