Shanice Hoang

Partner

Melbourne

Legal Expertise

Expertise

Shanice is a migration expert specialising in South-East Asia, specifically Vietnam. Shanice founded and built Verity Law into one of Australia’s most successful boutique migration firms before it merged with Cornwalls to offer more services to those looking to migrate.

Shanice’s strength is in assisting high net worth and ultra-high net worth business owners, investors and their families do business, invest and/or migrate to Australia. Collectively her clients have contributed significantly to the Australian economy, investing more than $1.5 billion and becoming outstanding members of the community.

Shanice is proud of the no-nonsense solutions she has been able to provide to her clients. She appreciates the challenges in the pathway to migration for business owners and investors, and understands how to deal with the myriad of hurdles that need to be overcome to be successful.

Additionally, having represented thousands of international investors, as well as large domestic property developers, she can advise on a wide range of legal issues applicable to property-related transactions.

Shanice sees herself as more than just a trusted advisor, but a compass to business owners, investors and family pillars who are seeking the right directions in their life-changing journey.

Experience

Shanice has assisted:

  • a Forbes listed high net worth individual who has invested A$1.5 billion in many large-scale, iconic commercial and residential property development projects in Victoria and Queensland
  • a client investing A$2-10 million in innovative glass technology in Australia
  • a client investing A$2-5 million to set up a business providing eco-friendly and green accommodation and eco-tourism packages in regional Victoria
  • a client investing A$2-5 million to establish a company that manufactures sustainable modular houses for first home buyers and downsizers
  • a client expanding his professional ICT business and setting up the Australian company as the new global headquarters of a group of companies providing end-to-end integrated and adaptable business management applications for medium enterprises. Total investment: A$5-15 million
  • a client investing A$5-10 million to build a platform which offers a variety of solutions for Vietnamese-Australian business communities, from flexible workspaces to concierge and professional services, with the long-term vision to foster Australian and Vietnamese economic interests
  • a client establishing a fund which is projected to raise between A$20-$50 million that will invest in a number of portfolios across agriculture, commercial/residential property, tourism destinations such as wineries, regional hotel and destination tourism, education
  • a client investing A$1-12 million establishing a hospitality school and promote a school where it will become a specialist centre for food tourism hospitality and events
  • a client setting up a business which provide a range of services centred around financing and project management of non-residential construction projects, to facilitate a competitive advantage to the small to medium sized developers

Shanice also:

  • advises across a range of property law matters including sales and acquisitions, leasing, licensing, development
  • liaises regularly with the business lines, internal stakeholders, regulators and external legal advisors
  • advise on complex subdivisions, acquisitions and sales, disposals, leasing, finance and joint ventures
  • liaises with real estate agents, mortgage brokers, financial institutions, external solicitors and conveyancers, government authorities
  • engages with key internal clients to identify new opportunities

Memberships & Associations

  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • The Migration Institute of Australia

Qualifications

  • Master of Laws (LLM) Juris Doctor, Monash University
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Leo Cussen Centre for Law, Melbourne

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practise

  • Victoria

Language Skills

  • Vietnamese

“I walk into my office every day filled with purpose: to help families pursue a happy and successful life in Australia. And I couldn’t think of a more fulfilling way to live my own life.
Helping people. And changing lives for the better. That’s what real reward is.” 

Migration