Barrister & Solicitor / Director

Collins House Pty Ltd

Principal

Collins House Legal

Con Vatmanidis

BA, LLB, LLM, MBA

Con has been admitted to practice as a Barrister & Solicitor since 1995. He is admitted to practice in both the Victorian and Federal jurisdictions and is a member of the Law Institute.

Con’s Legal practice is predominantly focused on corporate, commercial, property and estate planning law, with a particular emphasis on commercial law, commercial agreements, sales and acquisitions, investment vehicles & legal structures, developments, conveyancing, leases and wills.

Examples of Con’s experience providing advice relating to the negotiation of commercial agreements, establishment of property holding entities and general investment structures, managing the legal implications and conveyancing requirements of multi-unit developments, unwinding of commercial relationships between parties to a prominent property development, leasing advice (with particular emphasis on the dynamic retail leasing sector), international supply and distribution agreements, trademark applications and general corporate governance advice, such as directors’ duties and liability, corporate constitutions, etc. Con has also advised extensively on acquisitions and disposal of business and shares in privately held companies and has extensive experience in family law matters.

In addition to his legal qualifications, Con has obtained a Masters in Business Administration (MBA). The combination of his qualifications and personal experiences in law and in management give him a flexible and fresh approach when advising clients. This allows him to understand the practical implications of the legal advice he provides to his clients and how the advice will impact on his clients and their respective requirements.

Con has held various Executive positions on a number of community and social organisations, which have brought him into contact with a variety of people. He is therefore well equipped to negotiate for and represent clients on a broad level, whether that be with respect to the government, community groups, the business sector or on an individual level.


Areas of Practice

Corporate
Capital raising, corporate governance and regulation, directors’ duties, partnerships, joint ventures, shareholder agreements, re-structuring.

Commercial
Commercial contracts, purchase and sale of business, share transactions, trusts.

Property
Property developments, subdivisions and bodies corporate, sales and acquisitions.

Leasing
Retail and commercial leasing, disclosure statements, residential tenancies.

Estate Planning
Business and practice succession planning, personal wills, probate, powers of attorney.

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