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Robin Lyons

A leading Queensland property and real estate lawyer, Robin Lyons heads MinterEllison's Brisbane Property Group.

He has advised major institutional property investors and developers on all facets of commercial, retail, industrial and residential property including due diligences, acquisitions, disposals, development and leasing.

Robin is also ranked as one of Australia's foremost retirement village lawyers, advising nationwide developers and operators on all aspects of acquiring, establishing, structuring and operating successful facilities.

Some long-standing clients include AMP Capital Investors, Brookfield Multiplex, Colonial First State Property Management, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Delfin Lend Lease, Aveo Group, Griffith University, Investa, Lendlease Primelife, RSL Care, and Springfield Land Corporation.

Robin’s benchmark industry standing is widely recognised in peer guides with Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession describing him as a pre-eminent lawyer in his field.

A noted expert in retirement living, Robin is a significant contributor to the industry and its legislative reform, and a regular speaker at industry events.

$215.5 million acquisition of Freedom Aged Care

MinterEllison's REEP and Corporate M&A teams have been advising longstanding client Aveo Group Limited (Aveo) in relation to its recently announced acquisition of 100% of Freedom Aged Care Pty Ltd (Freedom) for $215.5 million comprising cash, scrip and assumption of debt.

Freedom owns and operates more than 1000 units in 15 retirement communities across Australia, as well as a development pipeline of 533 units. The acquisition is a key component of Aveo's strategy to increase the levels of care and support services to its residents and designed to facilitate Aveo's target of growing its return on retirement assets. It is Aveo's first significant acquisition since adopting its pure retirement play strategy.

The acquisition showcases MinterEllison's capacity to provide market-leading advice on a large-scale, complex transaction across jurisdictions and practice areas in the Heath, Aged Care and Retirement space.