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Managing Partner

Danny Arraj

Danny leads our firm and our Real Estate and Development team. He’s known for being practical and commercially-focused, as well as for his ability to steer a project from concept and planning to completion.

He is a specialist advocate in the Land and Environment Court and associated jurisdictions and is currently advising in relation to a number of major projects.

Danny is a leading Australian planning lawyer and has written and lectured extensively on ‘getting the development through Council’ including publishing a text on this topic.


  • Advising on the due diligence of for one of Australia’s largest ever property transactions
  • Advising on planning approval of a staged master-planned lifestyle village comprising over 500 apartments, commercial premises and open space at “Parkgrove” Botany”.
  • Advising on lodging a master plan and section 96 modification application, as well as steering the development application through council at Pemberton Street, Botany.
  • Providing planning strategy and advice on a section 96 modification application involving “Lake Promenade”, Rouse Hill.
  • Lead the arbitration team advising Consolidated Contractors Company on one of the largest ever LNG pipeline arbitration disputes In Australia.
  • Author of articles and chapters on local government law and planning in publications such as the Law Society Journal and Butterworths’ Local Government and Planning NSW.
  • Previously a lecturer in Local Government Law and co-examiner in Administrative Law at the University of Technology, Sydney.


  • UTS Law Alumni
  • Australian Lebanese chamber of Commerce, Executive Board
  • Australian Maronite Professionals Council, Executive Board
  • Law Society of NSW


  • Bachelor of Arts, UNSW
  • Bachelor of Laws, UTS
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW

‘Danny is our ‘go to’ for major project disputes. He has been an exceptional advocate for our company and has cemented this through his work for MCJV on the APLNG and QCLNG Projects. Danny is able to distil complex issues into clear and concise advice. He has quickly become an integral support to our Australian operations.’

Antoine Hayek, Director and Operations Manager, Consolidated Contracting Company Australia Pty Ltd

“Danny can seamlessly drive major real estate projects through all aspects of planning, property and construction. His technical skills, experience and commercial savvy put us at ease as we know he will get the deal done.”

Fouad Deiri, Managing Director, DeiCorp

“Danny is the best project delivery lawyer in the market. He is able to steer a major development project from conception, due diligence, site acquisition and planning issues, all aspects of residential and commercial property, through to construction and disposals.”

Jean Nassif, CEO Toplace


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