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Minter Ellison

Pamela Jack
Partner, Strategic Clients & Industries Leader
I have more than 30 years' experience working as a lawyer in the construction, engineering and infrastructure industries. I have concentrated on major infrastructure, commercial, industrial and residential developments, acting for both public and private sector clients. This includes many of the country’s major contractors and ASX 100 companies.
  • +61 2 9921 8700
  • +61 421 059 844

In addition to my transactional experience advising on some of Australia’s most iconic projects, I have also acted for similar clients in the event of disputes. My deep understanding of the infrastructure field enables me to provide critical strategic advice on risk management, contentious issues, as well as general legal operations in the sector.

Career highlights

  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia – advised on securing a new workplace at the Australian Technology Park in the Sydney suburb of Redfern with a development value of more than $1 billion, one of Australia’s largest office pre-commitment deals
  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia – advised in relation to the development, lease and construction of the Darling Quarter headquarters, the bank’s principal offices in Sydney at Darling Harbour
  • AMP Services Limited – helped the company (as anchor tenant) prepare and negotiate an agreement for lease and ancillary documentation to take 36,000 square metres at Quay Quarter Tower in Sydney
  • Lendlease – counselled on the complex construction arrangements for the development of the $1 billion Crown casino and associated facilities at Barangaroo in Sydney
  • BrisConnections and the Thiess John Holland Joint Venture – advised on various disputes arising on the Airport Link project in Brisbane, including subcontractor disputes, contentious issues with the Queensland Government, and peer review of the strategy and claims against major consultants
  • Bankwest and Commonwealth Bank of Australia – acted in relation to the development of Raine Square, a major commercial development in Perth proposed to house the banks’ new offices
  • Abigroup Golding Joint Venture – represented the company in relation to a series of disputes arising out of major civil works completed for the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal at Gladstone in Queensland
  • Thiess Hochtief Joint Venture – advised the joint venture on various contract administration and other issues arising during construction of the $1 billion Epping to Chatswood rail link, including a number of claims brought against the NSW Government
  • Thiess John Holland Joint Venture – acted in relation to the construction of the Lane Cove Tunnel, including providing strategic advice on the collapse of a section of the works, requiring evacuation of nearby residents and emergency works to stabilise the site
  • Acted in many NSW Supreme Court matters, including commercial arbitrations and matters that defined the nature of the reference out process used for construction disputes