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Minter Ellison

Government

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.

  • Asset recycling
  • PPPs
  • Procurement
  • FOI
  • Administrative law
Asset recycling

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.

Infrastructure

PPPs

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.

Procurement

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.

FOI

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.

Administrative law

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:

  • Public sector governance and legislative frameworks within which statutory authorities and other government bodies operate
  • Privatisations and asset-recycling
  • Major projects, including transport and social infrastructure, PPPs and financing, monetisation and value capture, social infrastructure bonds, urban developments and redevelopments, business cases, scoping studies, market engagement
  • Government procurement, outsourcing, funding programs and contestability
  • Community service delivery enhancements, including technology transformation and employment transitions
  • Probity, transparency and accountability, including FOI processes and IBAC investigations
  • Government policy, reform development processes and decision-making, including departmental and ministerial briefings, Cabinet processes, legislative and regulatory drafting
  • Constitutional law and administrative law processes and disputes
  • Regulatory investigations and enforcement, specialist Investigations, Inquiries and Royal Commissions.

 

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Experience


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


 Victorian Government's Port of Melbourne lease - Australia's largest container port, one of the largest, most complex and high profile deals of its kind

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.


Deputy Commissioner of Taxation - in both debt recovery and sequestration proceedings in the National Court at Waigani, Papua New Guinea (PNG).