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Construction

The construction sector in Australia is involved in every sector of the economy and every phase of the life cycle of a project from all transaction services to disputes.

The industry, particularly on the eastern seaboard, is currently responding to high levels of demand driven by infrastructure spending and the flow-on impacts of city building resulting from those infrastructure developments, particularly where transport infrastructure is being invested in.

When combined with high levels of housing demand, developing new population centres and developing new social infrastructure including education, health and other mixed use developments, the sector is a key contributor to the economy.

  • Construction
  • Disputes and dispute management
  • PPPs
Construction

As a full service construction practice supporting clients in delivering Projects, Infrastructure and Construction, Our team is differentiated and unique because of the high level of focus on the industry by all team members who are in fact construction lawyers. As a real 'national practice' our team draws on the expertise of its lawyers from a network of national and international offices.

The practice has a strong presence across our network, with our team being well known as go-to lawyers for infrastructure and construction across the following sectors:

  • Health
  • Education
  • Transport
  • Commercial office
  • Mining
  • Energy and resources
Disputes and dispute management

In the construction sector, disputes require a specialised knowledge and understanding, not only in terms of the relevant legal framework, but also a deep understanding of the latest industry best practice that avoids expensive and protracted disputation.

The practice has a dedicated construction disputes team supporting clients in avoiding and managing disputes and providing support in the following areas;

  • Disputes management and handling
  • Arbitrations
  • Arbitration avoidance
  • Security of Payments advice and support
  • Contract administration and training
PPPs

The ever increasing appetite for government to entertain options to deliver and manage infrastructure through establishing Public, Private Partnerships has seen various models applied to a range of sectors in the Asia Pacific region.
These deals require a very commercial approach to establishing effective legal frameworks and balancing the risk profiles of the parties involved.  With our team having held a role in every major PPP project in the Australian market in recent years, we offer our clients the highest levels of experience and commerciality to deliver on their objectives.
The breadth of projects undertaken by the team working on the private side or the public side ensures our clients are dealing with leaders in the field, with exceptional experience working on PPPs in the following sectors;

  • road projects
  • rail infrastructure
  • health work
  • social infrastructure including student accommodation PPPs
  • major integrated developments such as Herston Quarter,
  • transport procurement and franchising PPPs
 

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