Julia Sweeney

Position: Partner - Corporate and Commercial
Direct Telephone: +61 8 8233 0630
Direct Facsimile: +61 8 8233 0699
Direct E-mail: jsweeney@fisherjeffries.com.au
Practice Areas
Aged Care & Retirement Villages
Corporate Advisory
Franchising
Government Business
Health
Intellectual Property & Technology

Professional Experience

Julia Sweeney is a senior partner in Fisher Jeffries' Corporate Group. She has many years experience in commercial transactions and can effectively deal with the legal aspects of diverse transactions. She specialises in structuring, negotiating and drafting all manner of complex or unusual commercial transactions including corporate restructures, infrastructure projects, asset sales and purchases.

Major Assignments

  • Residence contracts and other documentation to comply with Retirement Villages and Support Residential Facilities State legislation and Aged Care Commonwealth legislation.
  • Structuring and residence documents to comply with Taxation Ruling 2002/14.
  • Acquisition and structuring of retirement villages by public listed company.
  • Purchase and development of retirement village by public listed company.
  • Development and management of South Australia retirement village by Victorian consortium.
  • Advising on Retirement Village Association Limited Accreditation Scheme for retirement villages in Australia.
  • Acquisition and disposal of retirement villages, supported residential facilities, aged care facilities and health facilities by various private developers and operators.
  • Management and marketing agreements between owners and managers of retirement villages, supported residential facilities, aged care facilities and health facilities.
  • South Australian Retirement Villages Statutory Reference Guide.
  • Co-location of private hospital with public hospital.
  • Outsourcing provision of health services from public hospital to private sector.
  • Joint venture between co-located private hospital and public hospital.

Professional & Industry Memberships

Law Society of South Australia
Law Council of Australia
Corporations Committee for Business Law Section of Law Council of Australia

Tertiary Qualifications

Bachelor of Laws (University of Adelaide) (Honours) 1977
Admitted to the Supreme Court of South Australia High Court and Federal Court (1979)
Admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales