Ed Clark

BA LLB(hons)
Principal Lawyer
Phone: +61 3 8600 6063
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Ed Clark is a principal with Aitken Partners and is an experienced commercial lawyer. He has served on the boards of numerous public and private companies and government authorities. He has skills across a wide range of legal areas where expert commercial knowledge, negotiation skills and experience is required, including:

  • Business sales and acquisitions
  • Commercial property development, its sale and acquisition
  • Commercial dispute resolution
  • ASIC and ATO prosecutions
  • Complex Family Law financial matters.

Ed’s commercial and property skills include expertise in dealing with Crown Land. In particular he is an expert in legal issues unique to the Victorian Alpine areas, most of the land in which, is owned by the State government and managed by resort based Management Boards.

Ed is a graded arbitrator and has been appointed arbitrator by the REIV to hear and determine disputes.

Key Experience

  • Advising Besam Australia, an importer of doors for commercial buildings, on commercial matters including corporate structuring, buying and integrating smaller businesses, terms and conditions of trade and distribution agreements.
  • Advising Stable Financing and some of its business clients in the racing industry on syndication agreements for stallions and buy-sell agreements.
  • Advising Hextar Chemicals, a Malaysian-based multinational manufacturer & distributor of pesticides, insecticides & fungicides to rural Australia, on its legal due diligence on the company’s Australian operations as part of the process of listing on the Hong Kong stock exchange. The due diligence involved a review of:
    • Compliance with environmental law and regulations.
    • Intellectual property.
    • Key commercial supply and distribution contracts.
    • Key employment contracts.
    • Real Property holdings, lease and licence agreements.
    • Taxation compliance.
  • Advising on Crown land matters for clients, including:
    • Elkhorn Apartments (Mt Buller) Pty Ltd
    • Mount Hotham Alpine Resort Management Board in relation to the many diverse legal issues which arise with Crown Land, including all facets of the proposed New Hotham Resort development, including the realignment of the Great Alpine Road (a $100+ million project), redevelopment and commercialisation of the Hotham Village.
  • Commercial property developments at Mount Hotham, Falls Creek, Mount Buller and Baw Baw with advice in relation to legal structures, management agreements, lease negotiation and financing arrangements, including Stamp Duty, GST, CGT and income tax implications of various activities.
  • Advising several high worth clients in divorce proceedings.