Case Study – Property

Practice Area: Property
Team: Rohan Ingleton, Lauren Milne, Cynthia Mechaalani, Daniel Mainzer, Alex Swan and Katherine Milne
Client: Vodafone Hutchison Australia Pty Ltd

Vodafone Hutchison Australia (VHA) was formed in June 2009 following a merger between Vodafone Australia and Hutchison. Vodafone Group Plc. is one of the world’s leading mobile telecommunications companies, with a significant presence in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and the United States through the company’s subsidiary undertakings, joint ventures, associated undertakings and investments. Currently, there are approximately 5.4 million Vodafone customers in Australia.

Rohan Ingleton and his team have acted for Vodafone Hutchison Australia Pty Ltd (Vodafone) since 2007, providing Vodafone with national services and coordinating a significant volume of leasing for over 5,000 of Vodafone’s sites. At any one time, the Madgwicks’ team handles up to 500 Vodafone sites.

Taking on a partner approach with Vodafone, the team is intrinsically involved with Vodafone’s growth across Australia. With the success of this relationship, Madgwicks has drafted and negotiated leases and licences for all telecommunication facilities in Australia, advised on the carrier’s rights under the Telecommunications Act 1997 (Cth), acted in disputes for Vodafone with landowners, drafted agreement between carriers, and carried out training sessions in the capital cities for all Vodafone consultants.