Harbani Bawa


Harbani joined Madison Branson Lawyers as a Solicitor in 2014.

Harbani specialises in the area of property-related transactions, commercial and retail leases, corporate structures, and provides high-level advice within the legislative framework of the Transfer of Land Act 1958, Property Law Act 1958 and Duties Act 2000.

Harbani delivers a comprehensive range of property-related legal services for developers, public and private companies, landlords, property fund managers, self-managed superannuation funds, seasoned investors, as well as first home buyers.
Harbani has assisted clients with multi-million dollar acquisitions and disposals and proved herself to be a trusted adviser to many mid-tier to large entities. Her technical capability and transaction experience is second to none.

She continues to provide ongoing legal counsel to many large corporations, including advising in respect of the Australian Securities & Investment Commission’s complex regulatory requirements, and liaising with various stakeholders.
Harbani’s expertise include:

Dealings with Foreign Investment Review Board approvals and regulations to enable property acquisitions by international residents;

Complex superannuation acquisitions, particularly real assets, advising on related duty exemptions and limited recourse borrowing transactions;

Multi-staged subdivisions, off-the-plan developments including master planned communities for apartments and townhouses;

Acquisitions and disposals of major commercial real assets;

Commercial, industrial and retail leasing including preparing and negotiating lease and disclosure documentation (including agreements for lease, sale and leaseback arrangements, subleases, assignments, variations, surrenders and renewals);

Contract negotiations and trust formations;
Sales and purchases of business;

Joint venture structuring, subdivision and owners’ corporation matters;

Hotel and resort acquisitions and divestments; and

Property and commercial disputes and representing clients in the Supreme Court of Victoria and the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal for leasing disputes pursuant to the Retail Leases Act 2003 and Residential Tenancies Act 1997, and injunctive relief.

Harbani has previously volunteered for several not-for-profit organisations and has a strong interest in this area.