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Emily Ng

LLB (Hons), BA (Psychology)

Senior Associate - Brisbane

Areas of Expertise

Construction, Infrastructure & Projects

Expertise

Emily specalises in construction and infrastructure law. She advises clients in the energy, resources, infrastructure and manufacturing sectors. Her work extends across the project lifespan, from preparation and negotiation of contracts, through to contract administration and project delivery advice, and assistance with claims and disputes. 

Emily has acted for principals and contractors in court proceedings and other forms of dispute resolution, including mediations, expert determinations and security of payment adjudications, in relation to disputes on transport, rail, utilities and renewables projects. 

She also has extensive experience preparing and negotiating contracts for principals, contractors, consultants and suppliers on major infrastructure projects, renewables projects and commercial developments. 

Experience

Emily's recent experience includes: 

Disputes and project delivery advice

  • acting for the head contractor in major litigation in the WA Supreme Court involving claims for damages and delay costs (as well as a counterclaim for liquidated damages) on the Perth Airport Terminal 1 Domestic Pier and International Departures Expansion project
  • acting for the head contractor on a sewerage treatment plant project in Queensland in upstream disputes (including a $6million security of payment adjudication for delay costs arising from a lengthy suspension of work) and downstream disputes (including an expert determination against the structural engineer) 
  • acting for the supply, operate and maintain contractor on ongoing claims and contract management on the Parramatta Light Rail project 
  • advising the operate and maintain contractor on claims in connection with cracking discovered in light rail vehicles on the Sydney Light Rail PPP project
  • advising a multinational wind turbine supplier on the delivery of multiple wind farm projects across Queensland and NSW (including in anticipation of its civil works consortium partner entering into administration) 
  • advising a multinational power generation developer on ongoing claims, contract management and disputes on wind farm projects in Victoria 
  • acting for an international supplier of steel fibre products in a dispute with a warehousing facility, including obtaining interlocutory orders for the release of steel fibres from the facility for use in major tunnelling projects in NSW.

Transactions

  • reviewing and negotiating large-scale facilities maintenance contracts for government-owned assets (including the NSW Country Rail Network) while on secondment with Ventia 
  • preparing and negotiating refurbishment and expansion contracts for luxury car dealership and lifestyle precincts across Australia
  • preparing a suite of tender-issue documents including EPC and O&M contracts for the Mornington 240MWh Battery Energy Storage System project 
  • advising a solar panel supplier on its bid to be appointed as the EPC Contractor for the Wollar Solar Farm in NSW 
  • advising a large infrastructure contractor on its successful bids for the Sydney Road Assets Performance project and Parkes Special Activation Precinct project in NSW
  • advising a shortlisted joint venture on its bid for Warringah Freeway Upgrade project in NSW
  • advising a global investment fund on its bid to acquire a publicly listed company with a portfolio of wind and solar farms.

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