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Construction & Infrastructure

Our team has a client-focused and value-driven approach designed to achieve our clients’ commercial objectives.

Construction & Infrastructure

Our Construction and Infrastructure Group works closely with clients to effectively manage contractual and commercial risk and to avoid, minimise and resolve disputes. Understanding clients’ objectives within the broader commercial and political context of their operations is a priority. 

Expertise

  • we specialise in all aspects of construction and infrastructure law with particular expertise in documenting and advising on complex projects 
  • we act for principals, developers, contractors, facilities managers, consultants and other industry participants
  • our clients range from major institutions to specialist consultants and subcontractors
  • we deliver front and back end services including tenders and project documentation; claims preparation and review; security of payment advice and claims- contract administration, risk management and strategic project planning; alternative dispute resolution, litigation and arbitration; and residential building disputes (NSW).
  • we also have a dedicated national Procurement practice group that provides services to a range of government and private sector clients. Please click here to see full details.

Experience

Advising and acting on behalf of clients in relation to construction disputes (substantive litigation in all superior courts, arbitration, expert determination and mediation) in a number of sectors including major commercial construction, civil works projects, infrastructure projects, water, energy and resources projects, PPP’s, LNG projects and mining projects. 

This includes advising on some significant projects

  • Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal
  • GLNG Project
  • Abbott Point Coal Terminal
  • Riverside Walk
  • advising NSW Housing on a major social housing project in Glebe
  • advising the Northern Territory Government on the development of the Marine Industry Park (a 160 hectare development in Darwin)
  • advising a consortium on all aspects of its bid for Sydney International Convention, Exhibition and Entertainment Centre PPP
  • advising a consortium on its bid for the Sunshine Coast University Hospital PPP
  • advising financiers in relation to the O&M contracts for Lane Cove Tunnel project
  • advising financiers in relation to the widening and refinancing of the M5 toll road in New South Wales
  • acting in a major arbitration involving the construction of electricity and steam generation facilities at six Victorian hospitals involving companies from Australia, New Zealand, France and America (the Victorian Hospitals Cogeneration Project – VHCP)
  • advising an engineering company in relation to claims arising from the construction of an underground liquefied petroleum gas facility.


Troy Lewis

Troy Lewis

Partner

Brisbane

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Stephen Burton

Stephen Burton

Partner

Brisbane

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Stephen Natoli

Stephen Natoli

Partner

Melbourne

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Kyle Siebel

Kyle Siebel

Partner

Melbourne

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Suzy Cairney

Suzy Cairney

Partner

Brisbane

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Tony Britt

Tony Britt

Consultant

Sydney

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Recent Posts

12 November 2018 - Knowledge

Combustible cladding assessments for building industry professionals and fire engineers: golden goose or road to ruin?

#Construction & Infrastructure

In October the Queensland Government introduced a new regime to assess the safety of existing cladding on buildings. This may provide a golden business opportunity for some building industry professionals and RPEQ fire engineers with the ability to cater to this new market need. However, building industry professionals and fire engineers should carefully consider whether to undertake this type of work.

12 November 2018 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

New initiatives to improve the treatment and management of mental health concerns among Australia’s servicemen and women will be funded by the Australian Government.

12 November 2018 - Knowledge

The National Electricity Guarantee – dead or ‘deadish’?

#Construction & Infrastructure

We look at what is next for renewable energy policy after the fall of the National Electricity Guarantee.

07 November 2018 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

Australia has a good health system by international standards, but it has to get better. Half of all patients across Australia wait more than a month for an elective hospital procedure, such as a hip replacement.

05 November 2018 - Knowledge

Inside track: Construction & Infrastructure

#Construction & Infrastructure

Approvals for new detached houses across Australia are at their lowest ebb since late 2013, according to Shane Garrett, Chief Economist of Master Builders Australia.

29 October 2018 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

A Parliamentary Committee report on how to improve the care of vulnerable Australians in residential aged care facilities has accepted many of the AMA’s recommendations, including the need for more registered nurses.

24 October 2018 - Knowledge

Do your cost provisions add up? Important clauses to consider in your next construction contract

#Construction & Infrastructure

Understanding the key clauses relating to costs will ensure that you have the best chance of appropriately pricing the contract and carrying out the project profitably.

23 October 2018 - Knowledge

Inside track: Construction & Infrastructure

#Construction & Infrastructure

The Federal Court has ordered the CFMMEU and seven of its officers to pay penalties totalling $313,000 for their unlawful conduct against a number of concreting companies at construction sites in Sydney in 2014 and 2015.

23 October 2018 - Knowledge

New legal rights to challenge Australian Government procurements passed into law

#Construction & Infrastructure, #Procurement

In a significant step for Australian procurement laws, the Government Procurement (Judicial Review) Bill 2017 (Cth) (the Bill) passed the Senate without amendment on 18 October 2018.

22 October 2018 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

AMA President, Dr Tony Bartone, said that patients will be the big losers if certain recommendations from the Queensland Pharmacy Inquiry are adopted and implemented.

17 October 2018 - Knowledge

The battle of the forms continues

#Construction & Infrastructure

The 'battle of the forms' is a tale as old as time with counterparties often exchanging contractual terms (quotes, invoices, purchase orders, contracts and the like) in an attempt to ensure that their preferred terms prevail.

15 October 2018 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

ASX-Listed biopharma MGC Pharma has announced that Australians suffering from drug-resistant epilepsy will be able to access a new medical marijuana-based treatment by Dec this year.