Piper Alderman strengthens national real estate practice with new Melbourne partner


John Wu joins national law firm, Piper Alderman, as a real estate partner in its Melbourne office.

John is a leading property lawyer, representing clients in Australia and Asia, with a focus on property acquisitions, development, finance, leasing and management, assisting overseas clients with foreign investment rules and cross-border joint ventures.

Commenting on his decision to join Piper Alderman, John said:

“Piper Alderman has an excellent reputation for providing effective legal solutions to a diverse range of clients. The opportunity to join a highly regarded national commercial law firm encompassing property, construction, planning and finance, together with the ability to collaborate with respected colleagues from other practice areas, will allow me to further support my clients’ businesses and growth”.

During his legal career, John has represented a variety of clients with managing significant projects and investments, including commercial offices, shopping centres, hotels, entertainment precincts, mixed-use properties as well as residential and commercial developments.

Prior to commencing legal practice in 2012, John worked in taxation at Deloitte.  John is also a NAATI certified Chinese translator and interpreter.

John joins the national real estate team in Melbourne with senior practitioners Carlyna Chhen, Greg Taylor and Gordon Bell.  The national team led by Mark Askin and Adam Rinaldi, now boasts 12 real estate partners across the firm.

Piper Alderman’s Managing Partner, Tony Britten-Jones commented:

“John joins a highly experienced national real estate team which has grown significantly over the last 12 months.  We are delighted to welcome John to the team.  His experience, drive and client base in Melbourne will greatly strengthen our existing offering and complements our existing practice in commercial real estate, investments and development.”

John is recommended in the 2022 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific legal directory for real estate.

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