People Partners Robert Wilcher

Robert Wilcher
Partner - Property and Private Client Services

Robert Wilcher
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Robert has worked with both government and private sector clients for more than 27 years with a principal focus on land development.  His main passion is to assist clients in getting land development projects off the ground, by providing legal services across a broad range of environmental issues; such as land acquisition, project implementation and structuring, general planning law, development levies, land valuation and compulsory acquisition, contaminated land issues, biodiversity conservation, pollution, indigenous and European heritage and environmental protection licensing.
He has negotiated and drafted numerous voluntary planning agreements for private clients and the Minister for Planning, encompassing the provision of State infrastructure and biodiversity conservation for large residential and industrial subdivisions in Sydney and around New South Wales.
Robert also has experience drafting project cooperation agreements, project delivery agreements, joint venture agreements and related documents for a range of large land development projects around the state, and has managed the divestiture of contaminated properties Australia wide for international corporate groups.
While much of his work has been in the context of property and planning law, the breadth of legal tasks have not been constrained in any way, and has involved skills such as negotiating provisions in share sale agreements, put and call options, indemnities, guarantees, services contracts, property sales and leases, infrastructure agreements, physical works agreements, distribution agreements, project delivery agreements and a range of lesser contractual arrangements and legal drafting.
Robert has also conducted litigation in the High Court, the Federal Court, the Supreme Court and Courts of Appeal and Criminal Appeal, as well as specialist tribunals such as the Land & Environment Court, the Dust Diseases Tribunal, the Industrial Court and the Consumer, Trader & Tenancy Tribunal.