Michael Liebich
Principal Lawyer
+61 8 8236 1205
+61 466 014 072
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Areas of Expertise

Stream Leasing

Michael has 30 years' experience in property law, and is considered to be one of the leading leasing lawyers in Australia.

While his strength is volume stream leasing and the complexities sometimes arising from it, Michael also advises across a comprehensive range of property issues and transactions including sector specific leasing, property sales and due diligence. He works with clients in the commercial, retail and industrial property sectors.

What others say

Lawyer of the Year, Real Property Law Adelaide
Best Lawyers Peer Review 2014 – 2015, 2018
Lawyer of the Year, Leasing Law Adelaide
Best Lawyers Peer Review 2020
Leading Lawyer, Real Property Law
Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2019 – 2023


Stream leasing

Acting for a major telco on its national stream leasing requirements.

Nationwide leases

Advised national government agency on its shopfront leases, including negotiation with numerous landlords of all of its 270 leases Australia-wide.

Lessor and lessee

Acted for large recreation chain as their national lawyer for all leasing work, as a landlord and tenant.

Land swap

Acted for port operator in a land swap transaction with the SA State Government involving the acquisition of various land parcels which included surrenders, grants of new head leases, option agreements, encumbrances and complex ‘soil contamination liability’ positions and rail corridor services.

Master documents

Advised developer in the preparation of a master suite of documents and pro forma off the plan sales contract for multi-storey apartment developments.

Retail leases

Acted for landlord in its ‘Rundle Place’ shopping centre and office tower development in Rundle Mall, Adelaide.