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Lyle Abel

Lyle is an experienced corporate, commercial and real estate lawyer. He is known for providing practical, insightful and commercially-minded advice across a wide range of complex transactions.

Lyle has extensive experience in the sale and acquisition of shares, business and other high-value assets, the sale, acquisition and leasing of commercial property, advising on corporate structures and franchising, and the negotiation and drafting of all manner of commercial contracts.

He is also known for his work in relation to the establishment of trusts, including unit trusts, discretionary trusts and hybrid trusts, and is often asked to advise and act for clients in relation to business succession planning, estate planning and probate matters.

Lyle acts for clients across the spectrum – from private clients to large multinationals – each of whom receive the full benefit of his many years’ experience and close attention to detail.

Lyle has become a trusted advisor in the area of energy and utilities, with particular emphasis on solar and wind farm developments. In this capacity he has conducted extensive due diligence reviews for proposed acquisitions; attended to the corporate, commercial and real estate work in relation to the establishment of wind and solar farms as well as providing FIRB advice to international clients.

Before joining Kardos Scanlan, Lyle was a partner in the corporate group of an international firm. In that capacity, in addition to conducting his busy corporate and commercial practice, Lyle led the firm’s reconstructing and insolvency group in Australia.

In his spare time Lyle practices karate.