David is a projects lawyer who specialises in the development and operation of projects in the transport, energy, utilities, mining, hospitality and entertainment, waste and infrastructure sectors for both owners and contractors. He has major project experience internationally and in-house, having undertaken long-term secondments in the energy, mining and transport sectors.
David’s sector experience comprises transport (port, rail and airports), energy (renewables), utilities (district cooling, gas and water), mining (coal and iron ore), hospitality and entertainment (integrated resorts and casino) and waste (EfW).
Through his commercial approach and easy to work with attitude, he continues to be recognised by his peers and industry bodies. Recently accolades include being recognised in Best Lawyers 2016 - 2020 in construction and infrastructure and by IFLR1000 as a “Notable Practitioner” for Project Development in construction and materials, energy and transport (2020). He has also been listed in Legal 500 as a 'Recommended lawyer" in Construction and Energy (Transactions and Regulatory).
David’s experience includes:
17 November 2021 - Knowledge
#Renewable Energy, #Planning, Environment & Sustainability
A recent panel discussion highlights the opportunities, challenges and the role of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) in driving Australia’s transition to a green economy.
10 November 2021 - Knowledge
#Renewable Energy, #Transport, Shipping & Logistics
Following a recent panel discussion on the rise of hydrogen as the fuel of the future, we discuss whether Australia can develop a hydrogen market and the key ingredients it needs to succeed.
03 November 2021 - Knowledge
#Renewable Energy, #Construction, Infrastructure & Projects, #Planning, Environment & Sustainability
Australia’s Long Term Emissions Reduction Plan sets a ‘net zero emissions by 2050’ emission target. Is this a game-changer for the renewables sector?
24 August 2021 - Knowledge
#Construction, Infrastructure & Projects, #Property, Planning & Development
Housing developments that provide both solid long-term returns and positive social outcomes, often through public-private partnerships, are an idea whose time has come throughout Australia.
13 July 2021 - Knowledge
#Renewable Energy, #Planning, Environment & Sustainability, #Local Government
The City of Sydney has announced an Australia-first plan to include energy targets in development applications to make new buildings more energy-efficient and to meet its net-zero emissions target by 2035.
13 July 2021 - Knowledge
#Renewable Energy, #Government
The Senate has voted down the Government’s bid to expand the Australian Renewable Energy Agency’s (ARENA) ability to fund carbon capture and energy storage projects and non-renewable energy projects.
14 April 2021 - Knowledge
We provide an overview of the Federal Government’s proposed framework for regulating Australia’s offshore clean energy infrastructures, and outline some key issues that need be addressed before it comes into operation.
24 February 2021 - Knowledge
#Local Government, #Construction, Infrastructure & Projects, #Planning, Environment & Sustainability
We provide a snapshot of the recent regulatory and policy developments affecting the waste industry in Victoria, Queensland and NSW that local governments need to be aware of.
03 Feb 22
In this seminar we will provide you with: selecting the most appropriate IT system to support the process, accessing everything, coding, reviewing and reporting including ATO requirements.
21 Feb 22 to 25 Feb 22
It’s a new year, a new law term and more than ever, we’re optimistic about new beginnings. Join us as we refresh and reinvigorate for what lies ahead in 2022 with a skills update for our annual NSW Government lawyers CLE intensive program. Although we look forward to returning to an in person format, this year we will be running the program as a series of webinars over the week commencing 21 February.