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Who's Who Legal

Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

National Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Harshane Kahagalle is distinguished for his ability to assist clients with a range of high-profile development projects, including related environmental litigation.


Harshane advises a wide variety of clients, including large-scale property developers, financial institutions, mining houses and government bodies, on securing necessary planning and development approvals, including approvals for major development and infrastructure projects.

His expertise includes infrastructure development and delivery, property development, planning, mining, local government, and environmental and administrative law matters.

Harshane regularly represents clients in litigation matters in the Land and Environment Court of NSW, the Supreme Court of NSW and the Court of Appeal. He has also represented clients in the Federal Court and the High Court of Australia.

As an adviser on some of the most significant and high-profile development projects in Australia, he is recognised for his excellent industry and technical knowledge, and his ability to manage large-scale and highly complex legal projects.

Harshane is advising Lendlease on the redevelopment of the Barangaroo site in Sydney's CBD. This includes specialist advice on the planning, urban design, environmental and major project approval requirements for this landmark redevelopment project.

He also advised on the major redevelopment of the Star City Casino in Sydney, including the formulation of the major project application, and associated planning and development approval requirements.

Having trained as an architect as well as a lawyer, Harshane brings a practical and informed perspective to property development matters, which combines an understanding of how buildings are put together and the key commercial drivers for success.

Harshane is frequently recognised as a leading lawyer, having in recent years been listed by Chambers and Partners, The Legal 500: Asia Pacific and Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession. Harshane was also named “Leading Property and Infrastructure Development Lawyer of the Year” by AI magazine for 2019.

WWL Ranking: Recommended
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