Anthony Poynton
Partner, Melbourne
I am an expert property lawyer advising on complex large-scale property and infrastructure developments and real estate transactions across the private and government sectors. I have led landmark real estate transactions in the development, industrial, logistics, university, aeronautical, port and commercial sectors.

I apply extensive cross-sectoral experience to achieve innovative solutions for clients' transactions.

I have been recognised as a leading lawyer in industry and peer directories including Best Lawyers Australia, Chambers Asia Pacific, APL Legal 500, Doyle's Guide, IFLR1000 and Acritas Stars.

Career highlights

  • Acquisitions and disposals of numerous office buildings, shopping centres and significant commercial, industrial and agricultural portfolios
  • Privatisation of Port of Melbourne, Australia's largest container port, for the Victorian Government via a $9.7bn lease
  • Development Victoria on the Melbourne Docklands urban regeneration
  • Dexus' $1.47bn acquisition of 80 Collins Street, Melbourne
  • The University of Melbourne’s landmark Melbourne Connect Initiative academic/public/private collaboration hub
  • Portfolio and development leasing for Coles, Target, National Australia Bank, Myer, BMW, DHL, government agencies and other leading retail and office tenants
  • Capitaland's acquisition of a 26 property logistics portfolio for A$1.013 billion, the largest industrial property transaction in Australia
  • Airport anchor tenancies for Qantas at Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Gold Coast Airports
  • Port of Melbourne Corporation’s $1.6bn 3rd International Container Terminal development
  • Acquisitions of Sofitel Wentworth Sydney Hotel, Novotel Rockford Darling Harbour and Fraser Suites Sydney
  • Advising on infrastructure corridors, including for major electricity powerlines and gas pipelines, Basslink undersea cable between Victoria and Tasmania, Port Phillip Bay shipping channels and Eastlink tollway