Our team has a client-focused and value-driven approach designed to achieve our clients’ commercial objectives.
Our Construction, Infrastructure & Projects 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.
We have dedicated pages on the following key areas:
Read more about how our arbitration group provides clients with strategic and pragmatic advice on all aspects of arbitration, from drafting effective arbitration rules and agreements to representing clients in domestic and complex cross-border arbitrations and enforcing successful arbitral awards here.
Building cladding issues and legislation are currently among the most important topics for the construction industry. To see what expertise we provide in this area, click here.
Read more about our dedicated national Procurement practice group that provides services to a range of government and private sector clients here.
Information on our dedicated Renewable Energy team can be found here.
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.
24 August 2023 - Knowledge
As the purchaser of goods and services under innumerable contracts, government has a lot at stake if a contract is not implemented in accordance with its terms, whether that be for the smallest supply of goods or a major infrastructure project.
22 August 2023 - Knowledge
A recent ruling by the Supreme Court of NSW reminds contracting parties about the importance of understanding the agreed terms for practical completion and following them in any contract.
04 July 2023 - Knowledge
We look at the ‘housing and productivity contributions’ scheme introduced by the Minns government and how it may facilitate the provision of regional infrastructure that supports housing for a fast-growing population.
07 June 2023 - Knowledge
A recent scheme aims to offer pathways to remediate serious defects in recently completed and occupied residential apartment buildings as an alternative to litigation.
07 June 2023 - Knowledge
The NSW Supreme Court has for the first time exercised its discretion to sever part of an adjudication determination affected by a jurisdictional error under section 32A of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act 2002 (SOP Act).
01 June 2023 - Knowledge
With the imminent launch of the High Speed Rail Authority, we look into some of the thinking behind it, as well as the recent reviews into Inland Rail and Sydney Trains to identify common themes.
25 May 2023 - Knowledge
New legislation provides a potential solution for defect claims time barred under the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW) statutory warranties however uncertainty arises regarding the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal jurisdiction to deal with breach of statutory duty.
10 May 2023 - Knowledge
The Appeal Panel has in a recent decision expanded the circumstances in which a person may be considered an 'owner' and an 'owner-builder', and therefore owe statutory warranties under the Home Building Act 1989 (NSW).
17 April 2023 - Knowledge
In the sixth instalment of this series on the AS4902 standard form design and construct contract, we discuss how contracts deal with defective work and rectification.
14 April 2023 - Knowledge
We look at a recent case which considered whether the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal has the power to extend the period of time within which parties may commence proceedings under section 106 of the Strata Schemes Management Act 2015 (NSW).
06 April 2023 - Knowledge
In this edition, we look at the amended unfair contract terms regime due to come into effect at the end of 2023, and discuss how those changes are relevant to government not withstanding the application of crown immunity.