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Matthew Davies

BA (Melbourne), JD (Monash)

Senior Associate

Property & Development

About Matthew

Matthew Davies is a senior associate in the firm’s property & development practice. He advises on a broad range of real estate matters including developments, acquisitions, disposals and construction transactions.

An excellent listener with a commercial mindset, he prides himself on understanding and achieving his client's key commercial and strategic goals, while being an advisor clients thoroughly enjoy working with. Matthew has acted for many of Australia's leading corporations, private client groups and entrepreneurs. 

Matthew joined the firm in 2015 and was admitted to practice in 2016. At the end of 2018, Matthew relocated to the Netherlands and worked as Senior Legal Counsel - Real Estate at The Student Hotel in their Amsterdam Headquarters. Matthew returned to the firm as a senior associate in January 2022.


Practice focus 

Matthew's practice focuses on the following areas:

  • development and construction projects
  • sales and acquisitions
  • property investments and joint ventures
  • commercial and industrial leasing transactions, and 
  • property and project finance due diligence.


Matthew has acted for a number of major corporations, private client groups and entrepreneurs, including:

  • Charter Hall Group: in relation to acquisitions, disposals, developments and leasing of industrial properties throughout Victoria
  • Contemporary Arts Precincts: in relation to the redevelopment of the Collingwood Arts Precinct
  • Icon Developments Australia: in relation to the development of 600 Church Street, Cremorne
  • Impact Investment Group: in relation to the development of 54 Wellington Street, Collingwood
  • Aspial - World Class Land: in relation to the ‘Australia 108’ residential apartment tower, Southbank, Melbourne.
  • Moremac Property Group: in relation to the purchase of 45 Gellies Road and 170 Lancefield Road, Sunbury, Victoria, and 

  • The Student Hotel Group (The Netherlands): in relation to the development of its hotels in various European jurisdictions including Austria (Vienna), France (Paris & Toulouse), Germany (Berlin), Italy (Bologna, Rome, Turin), Portugal (Lisbon & Porto), Spain (Barcelona & Madrid) and Scotland (Glasgow).