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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 can help guide you through the new Modern Slavery laws. These new laws are significant and high-profile changes for the Australian business landscape that reflect a growing awareness for the need to address modern slavery both domestically and internationally - and all business and government executives need to ensure they are up to speed. Find out more here about the new Modern Slavery laws and what we can do to ensure your business is compliant.

We also have dedicated pages on the key areas of Procurement and Building Cladding.

Procurement

Read more about our dedicated national Procurement practice group that provides services to a range of government and private sector clients here.

Building Cladding

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.

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.


Stephen Natoli

Stephen Natoli

Partner

Melbourne

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Kyle Siebel

Kyle Siebel

Partner

Melbourne

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Tony Britt

Tony Britt

Consultant

Sydney

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Stephen Burton

Stephen Burton

Partner

Brisbane

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Suzy Cairney

Suzy Cairney

Partner

Brisbane

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Troy Lewis

Troy Lewis

Partner

Brisbane

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Recent Posts

17 February 2020 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

The National Security Committee of Cabinet has today agreed to extend the entry restrictions on foreign nationals who have recently been in mainland China for a further week from 15 February 2020 to protect Australians from the risk of coronavirus.

11 February 2020 - Knowledge

Inside track: Construction & Infrastructure

#Construction & Infrastructure

Hochtief subsidiary CPB Contractors has won two projects with a total value of AU$164m (£85m) to upgrade regional highways in Victoria and Queensland, Australia

10 February 2020 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

Minister for Education, Dan Tehan has urged parents to check their children’s immunisations are up to date as they head back into the new school year.

03 February 2020 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

Australia has closed its borders to China and Qantas will cancel flights as more countries take extreme measures to stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus

29 January 2020 - Knowledge

Inside track: Construction & Infrastructure

#Construction & Infrastructure

The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has launched a new green home loan to encourage the construction of energy efficient homes throughout Australia. CEFC has committed $60 million to the program, which will deliver discounted interest rates to qualifying builders and home buyers.

29 January 2020 - Knowledge

A panning shot of commercial drone use

#Construction & Infrastructure

Commercial drone use offers amazing benefits in a variety of ways, many yet to be realised. But it is essential that the risks involved are appropriately managed.

28 January 2020 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

A survey of Australia's visual health reveals concerns about drivers who cannot see and ignorance of eye diseases that, while prevalent in Australia, are often preventable.

21 January 2020 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

Most websites that provide information about probiotics are unreliable and often tout unproven health benefits, a new study finds.

14 January 2020 - Knowledge

Government Bulletin – summer edition

#Government, #Construction & Infrastructure, #Corporate & Commercial Law, #Data & Privacy, #Planning, Environment & Sustainability, #Property & Real Estate, #Workplace Relations & Safety

In this special edition of our fortnightly publication, we put a spotlight on the government’s ongoing digital transformation and take a close look at some of the key trends and issues as a result of this digitisation.

14 January 2020 - Knowledge

Inside track: Construction & Infrastructure

#Construction & Infrastructure

The Australian Government will provide an initial and immediate base payment of $1 million to 42 of the most severely bushfire impacted councils in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and Queensland to help quickly rebuild vital infrastructure and strengthen community resilience.

14 January 2020 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

The use of pyrethroids may be on the rise, but Australian experts remain unconcerned.

10 December 2019 - Knowledge

New rights for tenderers to challenge NSW Government procurement processes

#Procurement, #Construction & Infrastructure, #Government

A new regime for tenderers to challenge certain NSW Government tender processes has just commenced. We outline the processes under the new regime.