Bannermans Lawyers

Sven Bjerkhamn

Sven Bjerkhamn
Special Counsel

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Before joining Bannermans Lawyers, Sven worked for more than 11 years in property law in some of the leading top tier CBD commercial legal practices. 

In those practices, Sven’s clients included developers, property fund managers and other corporate investors, landlords, tenants and owners corporations. He advised on major property transactions, including complex acquisitions (both of land and businesses), sales and development, as well as advice on contracts, easement, covenant and lease disputes. Sven’s experience through that period was predominantly in relation to commercial and retail property in New South Wales but also extensive experience in rural transactions including extensive experience in acquisitions of rural pine tree plantations and caravan parks. Sven also has extensive experience in transactions in other Australian jurisdictions including Western Australia, South Australia, Queensland, Victoria and the ACT, as well as experience in some international jurisdictions.

Prior to joining Bannermans Lawyers in February 2012, Sven's practice included:

  • Sales and acquisitions of industrial and commercial properties and retail shopping centres, with purchase prices up to well in excess of $100 million;
  • Acquisition of caravan parks (asset purchase of land and business) for proposed development or for managed funds
  • Forestry transactions including acquisitions of more than 100 freehold titles over multiple transactions, comprising well over 6,000 hectares in total, as well as forestry rights;
  • Acquisition of water access rights, and associated transfer duty advice;
  • Purchaser and vendor due diligence on major property and business transactions;
  • Title investigations and advising on material title issues;
  • Industrial, commercial and retail leasing for landlords and tenants; and
  • Drafting and negotiating contracts for sale, business asset purchase agreements, agreements for lease, leases, subleases and licences, consents, surrenders, releases, assignments, easements and restrictive covenants.

Since joining Bannermans Lawyers in February 2012, Sven's practice has included:

  • General strata and community title advice and drafting instruments including by-laws;
  • Title subdivision, consolidation, conversion to common property and other structuring advice and arrangements,
  • Disputes between parties including, lot owners, lot tenants, owners corporations, and third parties relating to by-laws and other issues;
  • Advice regarding complex questions of ownership of aspects of common property and lot property in strata schemes;
  • General contract advice and drafting service agreements;
  • General property advice; and
  • Representing parties at meetings and mediation.

Qualifications/Memberships

  • Member of the Law Society (NSW)
  • Admitted to the roll of the Supreme Court of New South Wales (2001)
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, College of Law (NSW) (2000)
  • Bachelor Laws, Monash University (Victoria) (1999)
  • Graduate Diploma in Education, Deakin University (Victoria) (1993)
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours), Monash University (Victoria) (1992)

Publications:

Bjerkhamn, S; Bannerman, D, 2014, What Do I Own & What is Common Property?, Community Lifestyle Magazine - Winter 2014, Pg. 14 - 15

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