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Archie Tsirimokos
Archie Tsirimokos
Position: Chair Team: Property and Private Clients Phone: (02) 6279 4304 Email: Archie.Tsirimokos@MVLawyers.com.au vCard: click to download

Archie is Meyer Vandenberg’s Chair and is recognised as one of Canberra’s most experienced commercial lawyers.  He is responsible for ensuring the provision of consistently high quality advice throughout the practice, and has broad-ranging legal expertise.

Archie believes that an understanding of what clients want is critical to achieving excellence.  His application of this approach has gained him a far-reaching respect among his peers and resulted in a loyal client base that includes some of the ACT’s largest corporate developers, investors and financial institutions.

Archie is an expert in commercial law, property development and building and construction law.  He has been involved in the negotiation and delivery of numerous complex commercial projects and has extensive experience appearing as counsel in the ACT Supreme Court and the Federal Court of Australia. 

In 2014 Archie was named the Property Council ACT's Property Professional of the Year, and in 2016 Archie was inducted to the Real Estate Institute of ACT Hall of Fame.  Archie was named the Institute's Solicitor of the Year' in 2015, 2014 and 2013.

Archie is the Chair of the Board of Communities@Work, and is on the Board of Directors of the Canberra Business Chamber.

Expertise

Archie’s areas of expertise are:

  • Commercial law and contracting
  • Property law and leasing
  • Construction law

Archie’s significant achievements with the firm include:

  • Acting for the landlord in relation to the development of a purpose-built facility for the Australian Federal Police.  This involved the negotiation of clear specifications for the premises such as inclusions and the construction schedule. 
     
  • Acting for the landlord in negotiations with Defence regarding an agreement to lease and fit-out premises in Mitchell.  The matter involved negotiating early termination arrangements with existing tenants and ensuring that the leasing process was consistent with Defence procurement guidelines.
     
  • Providing advice in relation to the Canberra International Sports and Aquatic Centre development, a multifaceted project which involved the purchase of the land, the development of a tender to build the sports complex and, once this was won, drafting contract documents relating to funds generated through a $10 million grant. 
     
  • Advising on the purchase of APIS Consulting.  This involved administrator negotiation and advising on the structure and finance for the purchase.

Professional Background

Qualifications
Bachelor of Economics/Laws (Hons) Australian National University

Admissions
Australian Capital Territory

Affiliations and Memberships
ACT Law Society
Master Builders Association (ACT)