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Nick King
|Special Counsel

Nick King is an expert in construction, engineering and infrastructure law with strong practical industry knowledge and technical expertise having previously worked as an engineer and manager in the coal export, energy, rail transport and heavy engineering sectors.

Nick’s broad practice encompasses procurement and project delivery, commercial and contractual advice, contract drafting and administration, property development, and legislative and regulatory. His expertise is in tendering and contracting for development and building projects, energy, transport and water infrastructure projects, and engineering procurement. Nick has developed a strong understanding of the internal processes, operational constraints and needs of government authorities, as well as the legislative framework governing the Transport portfolio.

His long standing clients include the Roads and Maritime Services (RMS) (and formerly the RTA), Transport for NSW (TfNSW) and Sydney Trains. Nick has also acted for Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority (SHFA) on several matters.

Some major projects on which Nick has worked include major upgrades to several sections of the Pacific Highway, Princes Highway and Hume Highway, the Hunter Expressway and the development of the Honeysuckle precinct in Newcastle.

$450m Amcor Paper Mill

Advised Amcor on a A$450m redevelopment of its paper mill in Botany, NSW. Work has involved advice and workshops on procurement strategy, drafting and negotiating the various contracts, including letters of intent, engineering contracts, supply contracts, installation contract and the design and construction agreement, acting in relation to a security of payment claim and adjudication, mediations and advising on contract administration.

Intercity fleet rail procurement

Working closely with the NSW Government in procuring the new fleet of intercity trains, including approximately 520 new carriages. It is intended that the trains will be procured off-the-shelf with proven technology, and configured to meet the NSW Government's specific needs. The trains are expected to be delivered progressively from 2018 until 2024.

Roads & Maritime Services pro-forma design and construction project deed

Acted for Roads & Maritime Services (RMS) on preparing the new design and construction project deed for use on major projects. Work involved participating in workshops to discuss risk allocation and drafting the new form of contract in close consultation with the RMS legal and commercial teams.

Walker Corporation Rhodes Peninsula

Acted for Walker Corporation in its redevelopment of waterfront land at Rhodes, NSW. The development is an estimated A$800 million project which involved a paint factory site being remediated and redeveloped to a mixed-use, high-rise, shopping centre, residential and commercial village.