LOGOS Consortium’s $1.67 Billion Acquisition of Moorebank Logistics Park

Allens has advised the LOGOS consortium on the acquisition. HWL Ebsworth has acted for AXA Investment Managers Alts, a member of the Logos Australia Moorebank Venture.

LOGOS consortium – comprising AustralianSuper, AXA, NSW Treasury Corporation, Ivanhoé Cambridge and LOGOS – completed the $1.67 billion acquisition of the warehousing and property components of Qube’s Moorebank Logistics Park.

Moorebank Logistics Park is Australia’s largest freight infrastructure project and will link Port Botany direct to rail terminals and warehousing on a 243-hectare site, greater than the size of the Sydney CBD.

The Allens team was co-lead by Partners Nigel Papi (Picture) and Penny Nikoloudis. The team also included Magda Kucharska (Senior Associate), Isabel Burraston (Senior Associate), Timothy Leschke (Senior Associate), Muirgen O’Seighin (Associate), Hennie Lui (Lawyer), Rachael Eustace (Lawyer), Eden Sweeney (Lawyer), Emily Graham (Law Graduate) (all Projects); Will Francis (Senior Associate), Jamil Diu (Senior Associate), Breda Loughnane (Associate), Isabel Wormald (Associate), Ellie Wyatt (Associate), Adriano Carnevale (Lawyer), Jin Pang (Lawyer) (all Funds); Tom Story (Partner), Adrian Amer (Managing Associate), Patrick McGregor (Senior Overseas Practitioner), James Nguyen (Senior Associate), Lucinda Campbell (Lawyer) (all M&A); David McLeish (Partner), Raj Patel (Senior Associate), Peter Brennan (Senior Associate) (all Real Estate); Bill McCredie (Partner), Gobind Kalsi (Managing Associate), Katherine McLellan (Senior Associate), Tina Tran (Associate) (all Environment and Planning); Jo Folan (Partner), Morgan Phelan (Managing Associate) (all Banking and Finance); Wendy Rae (Partner), Andrew Wong (Counsel) (all FIRB); Andrew Mansour (Partner), Luisa Colosimo (Senior Associate), Mark Leersnyder (Senior Associate), Georgia Percy (Associate) (all Energy); Ted Hill (Partner), Anita Thompson (Managing Associate), Andrew Robertson (Lawyer) (all Competition, Consumer and Regulatory); Joel Barrett (Partner), Emma Gorrie (Senior Associate) (all Intellectual Property).

The HWL Ebsworth corporate and commercial team was led by partner James Lonie and partner Natalya Hards, with assistance from associate Wai Lam Au and solicitor William Crammond. The HWL Ebsworth corporate and commercial team was assisted by the HWLE tax team which was led by partner Nima Sedaghat and special counsel Dhanushka Jayawardena.

Involved fees earner: Adrian Amer – Allens; Joel Barrett – Allens; Peter Brennan – Allens; Isabel Burraston – Allens; Lucinda Campbell – Allens; Adriano Carnevale – Allens; Luisa Colosimo – Allens; Jamil Diu – Allens; Rachael Eustace – Allens; Jo Folan – Allens; Will Francis – Allens; Emma Gorrie – Allens; Emily Graham – Allens; Ted Hill – Allens; Gobind Kalsi – Allens; Magda Kucharska – Allens; Mark Leersnyder – Allens; Timothy Leschke – Allens; Breda Loughnane – Allens; Hennie Lui – Allens; Andrew Mansour – Allens; Bill McCredie – Allens; Patrick McGregor – Allens; David McLeish – Allens; Katherine McLellan – Allens; James Nguyen – Allens; Penny Nikoloudis – Allens; Muirgen O’Seighin – Allens; Jin Pang – Allens; Nigel Papi – Allens; Raj Patel – Allens; Georgia Percy – Allens; Morgan Phelan – Allens; Wendy Rae – Allens; Andrew Robertson – Allens; Tom Story – Allens; Eden Sweeney – Allens; Anita Thompson – Allens; Tina Tran – Allens; Andrew Wong – Allens; Isabel Wormald – Allens; Ellie Wyatt – Allens; William Crammond – HWL Ebsworth; Natalya Hards – HWL Ebsworth; Dhanushka Jayawardena – HWL Ebsworth; Wai Lam Au – HWL Ebsworth; James Lonie – HWL Ebsworth; Nima Sedaghat – HWL Ebsworth;

Law Firms: Allens; HWL Ebsworth;

Clients: AustralianSuper; AXA Investment Managers; AXA Investment Managers – Real Assets; Ivanhoe Cambridge; LOGOS Property Group; NSW Treasury;

Author: Sonia Carcano