Construction, Infrastructure & Projects
Shaun has worked in the infrastructure and finance sector for 14 years and specialises in new economy transactions revolving around social and economic infrastructure, technology and impact investment.
His recent experience includes advising on the delivery and funding of various social and affordable housing projects, built-to-rent projects, specialist disability accommodation projects, hospital and healthcare projects, childcare facilities and technology platforms integrating with these sectors.
Shaun has the knowledge and experience to understand the political, commercial and regulatory issues when it comes to funding and delivering successful new businesses and projects and can draw on his experience acting for clients who are both private and public entities, including not-for-profit and startup enterprises.
Unlike pure projects or construction lawyers, Shaun’s background is blended across projects and finance work, making him an expert in bankability and return on investment risks in infrastructure projects. This is an invaluable skill that is becoming increasingly important for developers and sponsors as they shift towards seeking more sophisticated funding structures for their infrastructure projects including capital grants, impact investment funding, alternative debt funding and subsidised arrangements.
Shaun has been listed in The Best Lawyers in Australia since 2022 for Project Finance and Development Practice.
Shaun’s experience includes:
08 March 2023 - Knowledge
#Construction, Infrastructure & Projects, #Property, Planning & Development
The federal government’s proposed legislation for a $10 billion investment fund to build new social and affordable housing has been passed by the lower house. Will this solve Australia’s ongoing housing crisis?
24 August 2021 - Knowledge
#Construction, Infrastructure & Projects, #Property, Planning & Development, #Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)
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.
31 May 23
IBAC and the Victorian Ombudsman have investigated a number of complaints in relation to Victorian local councils and produced a series of reports. In this presentation, partner Joseph Monaghan, will provide a basic overview of IBAC and the Victorian Ombudsman, their respective roles and functions under their establishing legislation and an overview of recent IBAC and Ombudsman investigation reports involving local councils.
05 Jun 23
The recent extreme flood events raise a series of legal issues including the liability of local councils for decisions that expose residents and businesses to greater risk from flooding events, and remedial steps to address past decision-making. In this webinar, partner Joseph Monaghan and lawyer Jacob Atkinson will discuss these topics.
14 Jun 23 - Canberra
In the third and final seminar of the series, partner Andrew Klein and senior associate Natasha Jones, explore the legal risks associated with returning absent employees to work. This includes ill and injured workers, chronic absenteeism, Comcare issues, 'work from home' related issues and COVID 'return reluctance'. In the course of the seminar, our speakers will work through hypothetical scenarios with reference to relevant regulatory APS frameworks and recent case law.