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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.


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 August 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

Restricting schedule 2 and 3 medications to pharmacies is inflating prices, while restricting access, former Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, Expert Committee - Quality Care Chair, Dr Evan Ackermann, claims.

12 August 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

Australia's biggest medical appointment booking app HealthEngine is facing multi-million-dollar penalties after an ABC investigation exposed its practice of funnelling patient information to law firms.

12 August 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Construction & Infrastructure

#Construction & Infrastructure

Data from the RICS Construction and Infrastructure Survey indicates that construction activity was broadly driven by infrastructure workloads during Q2 of 2019. This difference appears to be particularly acute in Australasia where governments (state and federal ) have increased infrastructure outlays.

12 August 2019 - Knowledge

Why wind farms are being sued over SA blackouts

#Construction & Infrastructure

The Australian Energy Regulator has recently commenced court action against a number of wind farm operators in South Australia in relation to the 2016 SA blackout. The case is likely to be as complex as it is political.

06 August 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

The Australian Government will boost the nation’s medicinal cannabis industry by prioritising projects that have been granted Major Project Status and ultimately driving economic growth.

30 July 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Construction & Infrastructure

#Construction & Infrastructure

Australia’s construction industry will contract by 2.4% in 2019, but will regain its growth momentum in 2020, according to a report from data analytics and consulting company GlobalData.

29 July 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

The Australian Government is improving the information that doctors and pharmacists give to patients about the safe and effective use of prescription medicines and certain over-the-counter medicines.

23 July 2019 - Knowledge

Confirmed: New amendments to NSW’s security of payment legislation set to commence on 21 October 2019

#Construction & Infrastructure

The NSW Government has at last confirmed that all the amendments in the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Amendment Act 2018 and the accompanying Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Regulation 2008 will commence on 21 October 2019.

23 July 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

My Health Record improves communication between providers by ensuring they can all see the same information, including medicines, shared health summaries, specialist reports, allergies and test results.

16 July 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

The ACCC will begin a safety review of products designed for infants such as bouncers, rockers and inclined sleep products

16 July 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Construction & Infrastructure

#Construction & Infrastructure

The Government’s reintroduction of laws to ensure that worker entitlement funds have much needed safeguards is a welcome move for the building and construction industry. The Fair Work Laws Amendment (Proper Use Of Worker Benefits) Bill 2019 is essential to address the concerning lack of proper rules and safeguards found in previous inquiries about how redundancy and leave funds operate.

15 July 2019 - Knowledge

Public sector conflicts of interest: New ICAC guidelines released

#Government, #Procurement, #Construction & Infrastructure

The Independent Commission Against Corruption has published new guidelines called Managing Conflicts of Interest in the NSW Public Sector.