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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

20 September 2018 - Knowledge

Modern slavery laws – Impacts for the NSW Government

#Procurement, #Construction & Infrastructure, #Government

New South Wales is the first jurisdiction to enact modern slavery legislation in Australia, with the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (NSW) passing through Parliament on 21 June 2018.

19 September 2018 - Knowledge

What's News in Healthcare? – 19 September 2018

#Construction & Infrastructure

AMA medical practice director Luke Toy told the inquiry there are currently strict restrictions blocking private health insurers from accessing the data, with people's identities removed. But the framework that dictates those restrictions and how the data can be used by third parties more broadly is up for review in 2020.

12 September 2018 - Knowledge

What's News in Construction & Infrastructure? - 12 September 2018

#Construction & Infrastructure

A plan to deliver landmark conservation work to protect marine megafauna and offset environmental damage caused by the $34 billion Ichthys-INPEX gas pipeline is years behind schedule.

12 September 2018 - Knowledge

What's News in Healthcare? – 12 September 2018

#Construction & Infrastructure

Queensland will further strengthen its robust system of protections and safeguards for people with disability, as part of an agreement to implement a nationally consistent worker screening process for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

03 September 2018 - Knowledge

Tightening the Chain of Responsibility – Implications for the construction sector

#Transport, Shipping & Logistics, #Construction & Infrastructure

The new Heavy Vehicle National Law will commence on 1 October 2018. The new laws will have a wide ranging impact on the construction sector, including the obligations of civil contractors. This article tells you what you need to know to finalise (or kick-start, if you are behind) your preparation for the new laws and penalties.

03 September 2018 - Knowledge

What's News in Healthcare? – 3 September 2018

#Construction & Infrastructure

American legal activist Erin Brockovich has arrived in Australia to support a class action lawsuit against the Department of Defence over widespread PFAS contamination, saying there are "eerie" similarities to the 1993 US case.

03 September 2018 - Knowledge

Securing the success of your project: Three tips for reviewing contracts

#Construction & Infrastructure, #Procurement

The construction contract you prepare or sign up to has a big impact on the success of your project. Preparing or reviewing that contract properly and in context is therefore fundamental to your success. In the first of a series of articles on procurement and contracts, we set out some reminders as to how to approach a contract review. These apply whether you are a principal, a head contractor or a subcontractor.

29 August 2018 - Knowledge

What's News in Construction & Infrastructure? - 29 August 2018

#Construction & Infrastructure

Australian Building and Construction Commission officers will be in northern New South Wales talking to contractors involved in the $4.3 billion Pacific Complete project about their security of payment responsibilities. While visiting the area the officers will also conduct compliance checks of contractors involved in the project to make sure they are doing the right thing by their subcontractors.

28 August 2018 - Knowledge

Contractors beware – Are you licensed to do the work?

#Construction & Infrastructure

Queensland Supreme Court remains clear on operation of section 42 of the QBCC Act - ‘No licence – no pay’.

27 August 2018 - Knowledge

An update on ipso facto law reform

#Procurement, #Construction & Infrastructure

Late last year we summarised the impacts the safe harbour and ipso facto law reform, brought about by the Treasury Laws Amendment (2017 Enterprise Incentives No. 2) Act 2017 (Cth) (Act), would have on insolvency laws. This article provides an overview of the exclusions to the stay on ipso facto clauses under these newly introduced provisions.

27 August 2018 - Knowledge

What's News in Healthcare? – 27 August 2018

#Construction & Infrastructure

Key players in industrial hemp say Australia is missing the opportunity to develop a nutraceuticals industry derived from cannabis plant.

21 August 2018 - Knowledge

What's News in Healthcare? – 21 August 2018

#Construction & Infrastructure

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