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Calvin Tay
Calvin Tay
Calvin Tay Partner
t: +61 3 9291 2303
m: +61 430 888 920
o: Melbourne

Calvin Tay


About Calvin

Calvin is a property lawyer who specialises in large-scale and complex acquisitions and divestments, leasing matters, joint ventures and developments. His clients highly value his in-depth knowledge of property law and his strong commercial and resolution-focused approach.  Calvin primarily acts for clients on a ‘portfolio’ basis, acting as their first point of contact and trusted adviser across a range of asset classes.  He also brings his expertise and know-how to one-off projects and other matters.

What he does

Calvin advises clients on all aspects of property and development ranging from acquisitions and disposals of retail, industrial, commercial and development land, retail, banking, food and beverage, fuel and energy and commercial leasing, property development in various sectors, joint ventures, financing and structuring of transactions.

Who he works with

Calvin works with listed corporations, fuel and energy corporations, national food and beverage operators, managed funds, developers, asset managers, family offices and major Australian banks.


Calvin holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from Monash University.

Life before Sparkes

Before joining Sparke Helmore in 2015, Calvin worked at a Melbourne law firm specialising in property and development, predominantly dealing with Asia-based developers, family offices, managed funds and high net worth individuals.

Life outside of Sparkes

Calvin is a lifelong Manchester United supporter. He is also a coffee connoisseur, foodie and Instagrammer and can often be found at Melbourne's newest restaurants and cafés. Calvin also mentors young professionals, law students and graduates via his university’s alumni network, professional associations and at his local church.

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