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Scott has over 15 years’ experience advising on all aspects of construction, infrastructure, renewable and conventional energy, major projects and engineering. He has spent considerable time working both in house and in private practice across Asia and Australasia and his experience in advising public and private sector clients in all areas of the project life cycle (from structuring, risk allocation and tendering through to negotiation, project delivery and disputes) allows him to deliver trusted, practical and timely solutions.


Scott has advised a number of domestic and international clients (both in private practice and as general counsel) in relation to matters of critical importance to their businesses.

Some of Scott’s recent construction, infrastructure and energy experience include:

  • Advising on and negotiating several major traditional and project-financed energy projects such as RES’ 400MW Murra Warra wind farm and Rio Tinto’s 600MW Oyu Tolgoi coal power station in Australia, Mongolia and Vietnam (including construction, service, BOP, security and associated contracts)
  • Advising Vestas and Senvion on seven long term energy plant operation and maintenance agreements in Australia and Japan incorporating complex performance guarantee regimes
  • Advising Symbior Solar Siam on the leasing of land for the construction of a 50MW PV solar power station together with associated security arrangements
  • Advising Monadelphous and Bechtel on OHS obligations and management of critical incidents
  • Drafting several suites of procurement and services contracts for Newcrest Mining, Qantas and Port of Melbourne as well as negotiating a wide range of bespoke and standard form supply and procurement agreements
  • Managing project life cycle disputes including the issue and return of performance securities, management of variations and resolving defect liability period obligations
  • Advising Wagner in relation to the restructuring $30M in non-performing loans for mining equipment


25 May 2022 - Knowledge

Allocating and managing grid connection risk

#Renewable Energy, #Planning, Environment & Sustainability

We look at whether parties can rely on contracts to allocate and reduce grid connection risks, and outline measures that developers, contractors, regulators and the government can adopt to improve the current situation.

Upcoming Seminars