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Nick King
Special Counsel
My primary specialty is assisting government clients to tender and contract for large-scale infrastructure initiatives. I work most frequently on road upgrade projects, but also advise on the procurement of rail, water and power generation infrastructure.
  • +61 2 9921 4091
  • +61 411 208 512

Having previously been employed as an engineer and manager in the infrastructure industry, I offer a deep understanding of the commercial aspects of my clients’ transactions, and the importance of taking a pragmatic approach.

Career highlights

  • NSW Roads and Maritime Services – worked on many highway upgrades using Roads and Maritime’s current design and construction template, which I helped draft. These projects include:
  • Pacific Highway upgrades – Sapphire to Woolgoolga, Tintenbar to Ewingsdale, Frederickton to Eungai, and Nambucca to Urunga
  • Princes Highway upgrades – Gerringong Bypass and Albion Park Rail Bypass
  • Roadworks related to the Northern Beaches Hospital, including a major upgrade of Warringah Roadconstruction of a second crossing of the Clarence River at Grafton
  • Advised on multiple tenders and contracts for the Western Sydney Infrastructure Plan regarding the proposed new airport at Badgerys Creek
  • Worked on many construct-only contracts using Roads and Maritime’s tailored versions of the GC21 General Conditions of Contract model legal document.
  • These contracts affected roads and bridges all over NSW, as well as part of the Woolgoolga to Ballina Pacific Highway upgrade
  • Transport for NSW – worked on various projects, including:
  • Assisting with procuring the new intercity train fleet, including drafting tenders and contracts for a new maintenance facility
  • Advising on utility agreements in connection with the Newcastle Light Rail project
  • Working with Sydney Trains on a major below-the-rail infrastructure upgrade around Mount Victoria
  • Amcor – helped procure major equipment needed to upgrade the packaging company’s paper mill at Botany