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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.


Recent Posts

20 October 2020 - Knowledge

Inside track: Construction & Infrastructure

#Construction & Infrastructure

Infrastructure Australia has received additional funding in the 2020-21 Federal Budget to provide reform and investment advice in support of the infrastructure-led COVID recovery and have the opportunity to conduct a major reset of the Assessment Framework, which is our methodology for assessing proposals for inclusion on the Infrastructure Priority List.

19 October 2020 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

Education and remuneration are two barriers currently limiting pharmacists' ability to help combat the impacts of air pollution on respiratory health, the International Pharmaceutical Federation believes.

12 October 2020 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

Federal AMA President Dr Omar Khorshid has commended the Federal Government’s $16 billion COVID-19 health response and further stimulus spending aimed at fending off a COVID-19 recession.

06 October 2020 - Knowledge

Inside track: Construction & Infrastructure

#Construction & Infrastructure

The scheme has a looming December 31 end date everywhere except Victoria, forcing some builders to turn potential customers away to meet their obligations with current clients who have signed contracts. Victorians have a three-month extension given the strict, stage four lockdown.

06 October 2020 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

Pharmacists will continue to be able to dispense medicines using digital images of legal paper prescriptions until 31 Mar 2021, after the Commonwealth Department of Health announced an extension of the emergency measure.

28 September 2020 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

AMA Private Health Insurance Report Card 2020: Private health fund membership is continuing to decline and further reforms will be needed to combat the likely financial impact from the COVID-19 pandemic, AMA President, Dr Omar Khorshid, said.

23 September 2020 - Knowledge

Challenges and opportunities for Queensland’s water infrastructure sector

#Construction & Infrastructure, #Planning, Environment & Sustainability

The Queensland water sector is facing major challenges presently and into the future, including climate change and ageing assets.

23 September 2020 - Knowledge

Just give me two more years – limitation period extension proposed under the Cladding Safety Victoria Bill 2020

#Construction & Infrastructure

The Cladding Safety Victoria Bill 2020 grants owners of buildings affected by combustible cladding a two-year extension to the usual 10-year limitation period to pursue legal action against responsible builders.

23 September 2020 - Knowledge

Inside track: Construction & Infrastructure

#Construction & Infrastructure

A new national survey has found that a number of property investors have remained upbeat during COVID-19, however, the pandemic has made many reconsider not only where they buy, but also where they live.

22 September 2020 - Knowledge

Small and Medium Enterprises and Regional Procurement Policy

#Procurement, #Government, #Construction & Infrastructure

The newly updated Small and Medium Enterprises and Regional Procurement Policy (Policy) places Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and regional businesses front of mind for Government procurement.

21 September 2020 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

The Australian Government’s announcement that Medicare-supported telehealth arrangements for GP consultations will continue to March 2021 is welcome - but there is a sting in the tail for patients, says Alison Verhoeven, Chief Executive of the Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association.

14 September 2020 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

The key terms have been laid out for supply deals that could deliver Australia millions of vaccine doses as early as January 2021.