A detail-oriented lawyer practicing exclusively in property law, Nicola specialises in telecommunications and retail and commercial leasing and licensing.

Nicola regularly advises and negotiates leases and licences for one of Australia’s largest telecommunications providers, working opposite a range of stakeholders including corporate landlords, government agencies, councils, owner’s corporations, hospitals, and airports. Nicola and the team manage national portfolio leasing portfolios with Nicola regularly managing state specific leasing portfolios across a variety of jurisdictions.

Nicola also works with landlords of shopping centres and office buildings, negotiating their retail and commercial leasing portfolios as well as with tenants and their advocates in negotiating retail and commercial leases.

Areas of Expertise

Recent Articles by Nicola Carnevale

Against the law to claw (back)? Leasing incentives and claw back provisions in the spotlight in Victoria

In brief VCAT has recently applied a decision by the Queensland Supreme Court regarding clawback clauses which has the potential to affect how the clauses are applied in Victoria. Background When negotiating lease agreements, landlords can offer incentives to tenants...
5 February, 2020

Sign on the dotted line not online: Execution by e-signing may not be binding

A recent South Australian Supreme Court case has shined the spotlight back on the validity of e-signatures, confirming that it is better to put pen to paper rather than signing online. The rise of e-signing software and the dynamic nature...
17 November, 2019

Retail Leasing Update: Attention Landlords, be sure you have the right information brochure

The Victorian Small Business Commissioner (VSBC) has released a new information brochure for retail leases.
8 October, 2019