Government at all levels and public sector entities confidently rely on us for our deep understanding of the political environment in which they plan, develop and implement policy, and manage and deliver services.
Government departments, agencies and statutory authorities continue to play a crucial role in policy implementation, reform, economic growth and stimulus, infrastructure development, regulating the market and delivering services to the community. They contribute and influence the market, private sector activities and how business is undertaken.
We are market leaders in major privatisations and government asset sales, having supported both government and private sector bidders on complex sale and long-term lease transactions for close to 30 years. Our multi-disciplinary team delivers clear advice and innovative solutions that achieve commercial objectives while minimising legal, reputational and political risk.
Our strong credentials in public private partnerships (PPPs), especially delivering complex economic and social infrastructure construction projects, has made us the law firm of choice for government seeking innovative solutions and strategic support on their most complex, 'first of a kind' projects and transactions.
Our team works with government and government entities on many of their largest and most complex procurement projects. We focus on the successful delivery of a robust, transparent and defensible procurement that meets the client's commercial and business needs and that puts in place the framework for successful contract management over the life of the contract.
We provide practical and strategic support to government agencies in managing FOI and access to information requests. Our specialist team understands the challenges of balancing transparency and accountability of open government with the need to protecting sensitive information and obligations of privacy, confidentiality and secrecy.
Our administrative and public law specialists support government clients on complex and strategically important issues relating to the machinery of government and the structure and functioning of legislative and decision-making processes. We also bring strong dispute resolution credentials to the table, robustly defending administrative decisions for government clients in tribunals and courts.
Understanding the political environment, how governments operate, their drivers, pressures and sensitivities, and how to navigate the system are important for both public sector and private sector organisations.
We provide solutions across the full risk spectrum and the full lifecycle of government issues and projects:
Newcastle Integrated Services Project - advisors for NSW's first integrated multimodal transport network
UrbanGrowth NSW - strategic guidance to implement their mandate of focusing on large-scale urban transformation projects, while transitioning out of greenfields residential land development
Commissioner of Taxation - landmark transfer pricing litigation against Chevron Australia Holdings Pty Ltd (CAHPL)
Corrective Services NSW and iNSW - to deliver a fit for purpose fully outsourced correctional centre in Grafton
Establishment of the Australian Digital Health Agency
NSW Government - complex property disposal and redevelopment strategies, including the transformation of a working industrial site at Wentworth Point into a residential development site
Urban renewal projects - played critical role in delivering marque development projects including the Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA), Western Australia, on many of its most significant projects, such as the iconic Elizabeth Quay and Perth City Link urban renewal projects.