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Karen Yuan

Lawyer
+61.2.9513.2467
Fax +61.2.9513.2399

Ms. Yuan is a lawyer in the Sydney Real Estate team and has acted for vendors, purchasers, property developers, lessors and lessees in all aspects of their transaction.

She has experience in a broad range of property matters involving property acquisitions and disposables, commercial, retail and industrial leasing, and development work, including by-laws and easements. Ms. Yuan also assists corporate clients with commercial and retail leasing needs, including managing the property aspects of corporate mergers and acquisitions.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Yuan worked as a property transactions lawyer at boutique law firms specialising in acquisitions and disposals, commercial and retail leasing and general commercial matters.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Member of the Law Society of New South Wales
  • New South Wales Young Lawyers
Experience gained prior to joining K&L Gates includes:
  • Acting for Lendlease in the acquisition of multiple strata lots within 23 O'Connell Street.
  • Acting for Lendlease in the acquisition of 8 Spring Street, Sydney.
  • Acting for a German owned investment fund in an off-market disposal of a large education facility building.
  • Acting for the Balnaves Foundation on the acquisition of a residential apartment block in Dover Heights, NSW.
  • Acting for the Balnaves Foundation on the sale of a residential apartment block in Mosman, NSW.
  • Acting on the disposal of an AUD31 million commercial and retail building located in the Parramatta CBD.
  • Acting on the disposal of an AUD28 million aged-care facility in New South Wales.
  • Acting on the disposal and acquisition of commercial properties in multi jurisdictions.
  • Acting for the tenant in a development lease with the Queensland local government, including the infrastructure funding agreement, development lease, put and call option and contract for the sale of land.
  • Advising a client on construction matters, including advising and negotiating construction deeds and Australian Standard agreements.
  • Negotiating lease documentation across multiple jurisdictions for landlords in respect of their building portfolios in respect of commercial, industrial and retail leasing.
  • Negotiating lease documentation across multiple jurisdictions for tenants in respect of commercial, industrial and retail leasing.
  • Acting for a major bank in its nationwide leasing and licensing portfolio, including both commercial and retail leases.
  • Acting on the nationwide assignment of leases for a client which resulted from the purchase of a retail company.
  • Acting for the landlord in a telecommunications lease.
  • Advising clients on the sale and acquisition of residential and commercial properties (including off-the-plan sales) and advising on other real property dealings.