Area of expertise

Commercial Law

  • Property & Development
  • Commercial & Retail Leasing
  • Commercial Property Sales & Acquisitions
  • Hotels & Hospitality

Sallie Bowtell

Partner MBA (Finance), LLB, BCom

office Melbourne
phone +61 3 8687 7374

Sallie specialises in all aspects of property and development legal matters, with a particular focus on hospitality and leisure, mixed-use developments and asset sales / sale and leasebacks. Her clients include a diverse group of developers, investment banks, contractors, government agencies and high net worth individuals.

Her far-reaching expertise spans development (including structuring for master developments), leasing, sales, project finance (predominantly Islamic finance) support, operator agreements and concessions (hotels, hospitals, schools and labour accommodation) and legal transactions across all sectors of real estate including retail, commercial, industrial, health, education and hospitality. She has also advised on energy and infrastructure projects.

During her career in Australia and the Middle East, Sallie has advised on and acted in connection with numerous landmark projects involving Australian companies whose names are known nationally as well as major corporations with global brands. Many of these projects involve multimillion dollar transactions.

Sallie joined Moray & Agnew mid-2018 from a top tier global law firm. She previously headed up the real estate team in the United Arab Emirates office of a London-based law firm with a strong presence in the GCC region. In this role – based in Dubai – Sallie was also leader of the regional hospitality practice.

Sallie was recognised by the 2017 edition of Chambers Global / UAE as an ‘Up and Coming Lawyer’ within that market.

The 2020 edition of renowned legal directory The Legal 500 notes our Property team as having ‘considerable expertise and knowledge in property/leasing issues and are responsive especially when there are strict time frames’ and ‘The team is extremely knowledgeable, efficient and good value’.

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Professional Membership

  • Hong Kong Australia Business Association
  • Large Format Retail Association
  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Malaysian Developers Council of Australia