Andrew Grima

Biography

Andrew Grima is a Principal Lawyer at Coleman Greig and head of the Firm’s Property Team.

Andrew has significant experience and expertise in all facets of retail and commercial leasing and has acted for clients across a range of industries including national franchisors, retailers and distributors, local subsidiaries of foreign companies, ASX listed companies, local councils, government departments and government related entities, universities and SMEs.

He is highly knowledgeable in; assisting and advising both landlords and tenants in their negotiations; drafting leases and other related transactions; assignments, surrenders and enforcement of obligations.

Andrew also has extensive experience in major leasing and construction projects and his depth of experience and exposure to a wide range of clients and sectors provides him with the expertise to resolve your legal needs.

Andrew approaches his legal matters in a practical way – getting to the real issues at hand by bringing clients together to communicate with each other about their concerns. By getting the parties to the table quickly, Andrew finds that they are able to move past the legal fog to identify the real issues.

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“I approach my legal matters in a practical way - getting to the real issues at hand by bringing clients together to communicate with each other about their concerns This means matters are usually resolved quickly and efficiently, allowing his clients to focus on running their businesses.”
- Andrew Grima

Andrew Grima is a Principal Lawyer at Coleman Greig and head of the firm's Property team.

Andrew has significant experience and expertise in all facets of retail and commercial leasing, including: assisting and advising both landlords and tenants in their negotiations; drafting leases and other related transactions; assignments, surrenders and enforcement of obligations. Andrew also has extensive experience in major leasing and construction projects.

Andrew approaches his legal matters in a practical way -getting to the real issues at hand by bringing clients together to communicate with each other about their concerns. By getting the parties to the table quickly, Andrew finds that they are able to move past the legal fog to identify the real issues. This means matters are usually resolved quickly and efficiently, allowing his clients to focus on running their businesses.

Andrew has acted for clients across a range of industries with regard to leases for premises of various sizes including national franchisors, retailers and distributors, local subsidiaries of foreign companies, ASX listed companies, local councils, government departments and government related entities, universities and SMEs. He is particularly well known in the Greater Western Sydney region including Penrith and the Blue Mountains where Andrew has strong connections with his local community.

Andrew has also acted on behalf of landlords in negotiating and drafting leases of sites to telecommunications carriers for the purposes of providing telecommunications facilities. Depth of experience and exposure to a wide range of clients and sectors provides Andrew with the expertise to resolve your legal needs.

In addition to his legal and economics and accountancy degrees, Andrew is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and has a sound understanding of the financial and governance issues affecting companies. Andrew also has experience in commercial securities and has acted on behalf of major clients such as financial institutions, a listed pharmaceutical company and numerous manufacturing and supply companies with regard to drafting and registering securities and related transactions.

In keeping with the firm's core values, Andrew has a strong commitment to the community. He regularly presents to peers and clients in his particular areas of expertise with a strong emphasis on providing training for other lawyers and his clients' in-house teams. Andrew is also a member of the Penrith Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Andrew has also championed fundraising activities on behalf of the firm for not-for-profit organisations, and is the driving force behind the Coleman Greig Challenge, an annual initiative that raises funds for St Gabriel's School for Children with Special Needs, the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children, and Westmead Hospital Foundation.

Bachelor of Laws & Economic (Hons) 1995
Diploma in Legal Practice
Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors

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Business Continuity in the COVID Crisis
31 March 2020 @ 01:00 PM - 31 March 2020 @ 02:30 PM

This complimentary webinar will provide the legal framework to address the business continuity issues and concerns you are facing as the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve. Presented by our Head of Commercial Advice, Rebecca Hegarty, and Head of Property, Andrew Grima, this seminar will cover the following topics: Economic stimulus measures Contracts – variations, terminations, amendments, Force Majeure…

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Tax Planning and Property Issues in the Wake of COVID-19
8 April 2020 @ 12:30 PM - 8 April 2020 @ 02:00 PM

Join Coleman Greig’s tax advice expert Morris Maroon who will provide an insight into a range of timely issues advisers need to consider for optimising short and longer term tax planning in light of COVID-19: Crystallising capital/revenue losses to reduce assessable capital gains/ revenue gains Non-concessional contributions to self-managed superannuation funds (SMSF) Interest cost deferral Tax losses…

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Commercial and Retail Leases – Deconstructing the Code of Conduct
15 April 2020 @ 01:00 PM - 15 April 2020 @ 02:00 PM

Presented by our Head of Property Andrew Grima this complimentary webinar will offer landlords and tenants the opportunity to hear first hand how the new Code of Conduct will be applied in the real world of leasing in this turbulent economic environment. Andrew will cover the following: Who will be eligible to benefit from the new Code…

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The Franchise Sector and COVID-19: Adapting to the Changing Landscape
22 April 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 22 April 2020 @ 02:00 PM

At Coleman Greig, our goal during this time is to support franchisors and franchisees by providing information and resources that have been created by our team of legal experts to help franchisors and franchisees adapt to the changing landscape and new ways of doing business. In this franchising specific webinar, we will cover the following…

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COVID Conversations: Navigating the Business Landscape
6 May 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 6 May 2020 @ 01:00 PM

The last 6 weeks have seen an enormous degree of change for businesses across the board.  From the Federal Government’s economic stimulus packages through to JobKeeper and the Fair Work Act, the National Code of Conduct for retail and commercial leasing to changes in the insolvency laws, many organisations are struggling to navigate these unchartered…

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Commercial and Retail Leasing – What you need to know during the current COVID-19 restrictions
16 September 2021 @ 12:30 PM - 16 September 2021 @ 01:30 PM

The ever changing landscape due to COVID-19 restrictions is presenting many challenges for both tenants and landlords in the commercial and retail leasing space. Join Andrew Grima, Principal Lawyer at Coleman Greig and head of the firm’s Property team at this complimentary webinar where he will cover the following: An overview and step through of the current regulations…

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CLE Seminar for Lawyers in Western Sydney
3 March 2020 @ 08:00 AM - 3 March 2020 @ 12:00 PM

RETAIL & COMMERCIAL LEASING Presented by Andrew Grima, Principal Lawyer This session will cover a range of issues including make good (drafting to minimise disputes, negotiating and settling disputes), market reviews and options to renew (commercial leases vs Retail Leases Act), FIRB and Agreements for Lease, managing the risk of timing around relocation, and key provisions…

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Headwinds in the Property Market: Weathering the storm with your clients
12 April 2019 @ 12:30 PM - 12 April 2019 @ 02:00 PM

Much has been written and reported about the state of the residential property market in Sydney at the moment, but what about the broader property market that can affect your clients’ operations and growth? There is no doubt that current conditions have created significant ‘headwinds’ in property – a situation that is potentially slowing your…

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Latest Legal Issues: Unfair Contract Terms – Franchise-Ready Leases
9 March 2016 @ 07:30 AM - 9 March 2016 @ 09:00 AM

CANCELLED Whether you are a franchisor or a franchisee, it’s important you maintain a proactive approach to risk management to ensure your business is protected. The Coleman Greig Franchise Forum is designed to keep you up-to-date with the latest legal issues and provide you with tips and strategies to stay ahead of the game. Our…

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Maintaining your Company Register and renewing your Commercial Lease
18 February 2016 @ 12:30 PM - 18 February 2016 @ 02:30 PM

At our first Company Secretary Forum for 2016 we will be looking at two important ‘housekeeping’ issues for company secretaries. Firstly, our Special Counsel Kim Ivantsoff will discuss ways to efficiently maintain your company register including: Source of your obligations – Corporations Act (Cth), company constitution, shareholders agreement, common law General requirements for company books…

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