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Projects, infrastructure and construction

The stakes can be high with a range of challenges when embarking on infrastructure, construction or development projects. From navigating regulatory compliance and establishing financial models to contractual obligations and appropriately managing risk, projects call for more than just legal expertise. They require a deep understanding of the entire project lifecycle and construction market from experienced legal experts who understand the law and all nuances of project development, construction, risk mitigation, and dispute resolution.

Our national team of 22 partners and over 100 lawyers, are highly regarded specialists who advise on major infrastructure projects in Australia across energy and renewables, social infrastructure, transport, PPPs, developments and dispute resolution.

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From risks to rewards: Delivering a successful project

We assist clients and their project teams to successfully deliver projects. We advise public and private clients and Contractor, consultants and other project participants which gives us detailed insights into the issues relevant to project delivery and risk management. We focus on key business drivers and critical issues, adapting our documentation and approach to your needs and project objectives. We help you navigate the risks and set a path, so the project is delivered to your strategic, operational objectives and on-budget.

  • Regulatory compliance: Navigating local, state, and federal laws can be daunting. We ensure compliance.
  • Land and environmental challenges: Land and environmental regulations can be complex. We simplify these complexities for you.
  • Contractual integrity: Contract disputes and legal complexities can have a major impact on your project. We work with you to manage these issues.
  • Financial stability: Financial arrangements for a project can be riddled with potential risks. We safeguard your financial interests to assist you meeting your financial requirements.
  • Operational resilience: Long-term liabilities and operational uncertainties can threaten project viability. We establish measures to protect your project’s longevity and success.
  • Dispute management: We provide timely and targeted contract management and administration advice. We proactively manage disputes before they arise and provide guidance and pragmatic advice when they do.

How we can help

We provide safe hands and comprehensive solutions designed to navigate the complexities inherent in the industry, from small fit outs to large-scale infrastructure projects. Whether you are a sponsor, investor, contractor, developer, operator, consultant or government agency, our multi-disciplinary approach ensures that every legal aspect is covered, from initial planning, project completion to dispute resolution.

Discover our range of services

  • Project financing and investment structuring
  • Market and industry planning including risk identification
  • Land acquisition and environmental compliance
  • Procurement
  • Construction (design and/or construct) and development
  • Contract drafting and negotiation
  • Maintenance and property management
  • Operations and facilities management
  • Dispute resolution

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Knowledge and expertise

Our national team of 22 partners and over 100 lawyers, are highly regarded specialists who advise on major infrastructure projects in Australia across transport, social infrastructure, PPPs, energy and renewables, developments and dispute resolution.

  • Transport
  • Social infrastructure
  • Public Private Partnerships
  • Energy and renewable projects
  • Development
  • Disputes
Transport

Fostering urban advancement, our expertise in transport infrastructure delivers transformative projects for governments, developers, financiers, and investors. From strategic inception to seamless execution, our cross-disciplinary teams drive impactful outcomes, leveraging value capture opportunities and strategic public-private partnership.

 

Social infrastructure

Through Australia's unprecedented demand for social infrastructure, we stand as leading advisors, leveraging our robust track record and strong understanding of the public sector. From planning through procurement and delivery, our cross-disciplinary teams provide innovative, bespoke solutions for projects, optimising outcomes for our expanding population.

Public Private Partnerships

Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) are increasingly pivotal in driving efficient and financially sustainable infrastructure projects. Leveraging our extensive experience and industry-leading insights, our clients benefit from tailored advice and strategic solutions, ensuring successful outcomes in an evolving PPP environment.


Energy and renewable projects

Our team offers unparalleled expertise to assist clients in navigating the complexities of traditional and renewable energy projects. From inception to execution, we provide comprehensive, integrated solutions across the full lifecycle tailored to the evolving dynamics of this ever-changing landscape.

Development

Our national team of construction and development specialists offers comprehensive support at every stage from inception to completion, ensuring successful outcomes and maximising value throughout the project lifecycle.

Disputes

By meticulously examining and challenging common assumptions, we expedite dispute resolution and implement early-stage strategies to preserve relationships and optimise outcomes for our clients. Through our proven and robust processes our construction disputes specialists are able to guide clients through the full range of dispute resolution options.

Construction Law Made Easy

Simplified explanations of construction law concepts, with real-life examples and case summaries. A reference for anyone in the construction industry.

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Case studies

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John Holland and CPB Contractors – WestConnex

Acted for John Holland and CPB Contractors for the WestConnex Stages 3A and 3B. Also advised on Stages 1B and 2 with Thiess, John Holland and Samsung JV, and Leighton, Samsung and Dragados JV.

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Queensland Health – Mater Springfield Stage 2

Advising Queensland Health on a ‘first of kind’ concession arrangement, involving long term private delivery of public patient services in a facility to be built and owned by a private party.

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Sydney Metro – Western Sydney Airport PPP

Advising Sydney Metro on the procurement of all major packages for the project comprising: the D&C contracts contracts for the Station Boxes and Tunneling package and the Surface and Civil Alignment Works package; as well as the Stations, Systems, Operation and Maintenance PPP. We advised on all packages from EOI and RFP through to financial close.

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Albemarle Corporation – Bunbury  

Advised on its proposed $1B+ lithium hydroxide processing facility to be located near Bunbury, Western Australia.

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Development Victoria – Melbourne Park

Advising on multiple civic projects across the Melbourne Park Precinct over many years including the expansion of Rod Laver Arena, new Administration & Media Building and other major projects.

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Icon co – Opal Tower

Acted for Icon & Kajima in four actions, including a class action commenced by 334 apartment owners seeking damages including diminution in value of their apartments due to alleged structural defects in the Opal Tower. We continue to assist Icon & Kajima on further claims concerning the Opal Tower.

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