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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 also have a dedicated national Procurement practice group that provides services to a range of government and private sector clients. Please click here to see full details.

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.


Troy Lewis

Troy Lewis

Partner

Brisbane

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Stephen Burton

Stephen Burton

Partner

Brisbane

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Stephen Natoli

Stephen Natoli

Partner

Melbourne

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Kyle Siebel

Kyle Siebel

Partner

Melbourne

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Suzy Cairney

Suzy Cairney

Partner

Brisbane

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Tony Britt

Tony Britt

Consultant

Sydney

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Recent Posts

20 February 2019 - Knowledge

Infrastructure Australia off to a strong start with release of 2019 Infrastructure Priority List

#Construction & Infrastructure

Last month we wrote about Infrastructure Australia’s announcement of newly appointed CEO Romilly Madew and her set of priorities.

18 February 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

A new agency Sport Integrity Australia is to be set up over the next two years, combining the activities of the ASADA, the Department of Health’s National Integrity of Sport Unit and the national sports integrity functions of Sport Australia.

11 February 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

Data is a critical asset in the healthcare industry – our medical professionals rely on accurate and up-to-date clinical information in order to best assist patients.

11 February 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Construction & Infrastructure

#Construction & Infrastructure

The company charged with scrutinising building companies in the Territory is broken and should be scrapped, according to contractors stung by the collapse of a pre-approved civil construction firm

07 February 2019 - Knowledge

The politics of procurement – major parties release procurement plans

#Construction & Infrastructure, #Procurement

The federal election will take place prior to 18 May this year and the two major parties have now declared their position on procurement.

05 February 2019 - Knowledge

The latest developments in combustible cladding

#Construction & Infrastructure

Melbournians awoke to another high-rise apartment fire this week, with preliminary investigations by the Melbourne Fire Brigade stating that the fire was probably caused by a cigarette left on a balcony.

04 February 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

Many medical centres in Australia employ casual staff, including the large corporates. A recent court ruling has set a new precedent for casual employment, getting a little more serious about its definition.

29 January 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Construction & Infrastructure

#Construction & Infrastructure

Following reports of major cracks appearing in Sydney’s newly built Opal Tower, there has been a steady stream of public commentary around potential root causes and mitigations.

29 January 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

After 31 January 2019, a My Health Record will be created for everyone who has not opted out of the system. However, the new permanent delete functionality means Australians will always have the choice not to have a record and they can remove all of their data from the My Health Record system.

25 January 2019 - Knowledge

New CEO for national infrastructure body

#Construction & Infrastructure

On 14 January 2019, Infrastructure Australia (IA) announced Romilly Madew as the newly appointed CEO, replacing Phillip Davies. When the opportunity arose for Davies to renew his term he decided against it.

21 January 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

The Liberal National Government is providing more than $1.5 million for a new pilot program that will help patients of serious and rare diseases connect with the best health services and treatment.

15 January 2019 - Knowledge

The high stakes of high rise

#Construction & Infrastructure

As land in our cities gets scarcer the trend towards high-rise living is unlikely to reverse. And with this come some unique challenges, as we have seen recently with the Opal Tower in Sydney.