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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

22 October 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Construction & Infrastructure

#Construction & Infrastructure

Not only is the property downturn hitting household consumption, it's also a big drag on economic growth and likely to last for another year, the RBA's deputy governor warns.

15 October 2019 - Knowledge

Bank guarantees and expiry dates: Where does the risk lie?

#Construction & Infrastructure

Providing security under a construction contract is an important risk allocation mechanism that can give rise to disputes between parties. Although bank guarantees are a popular way of providing security, when misused under a contract, they can have large implications for a party’s reputation and future borrowing ability.

14 October 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

The AMA supports the call by the Presidents of eleven highly respected Medical Colleges for the Australian Parliament to maintain the existing Medevac legislation and the Independent Health Advice Panel process.

10 October 2019 - Knowledge

Are you ready for the NSW Security of Payment Act changes?

#Construction & Infrastructure

In less than two weeks important changes in the Security of Payment legislation will come into force in New South Wales. The changes introduced by the Amendment Act will significantly impact the administration of construction contracts entered into after 21 October 2019, particularly during the project delivery phase.

09 October 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Construction & Infrastructure

#Construction & Infrastructure

Engineers Australia has and continues to support the first recommendations in both the Shergold-Weir report and the Opal Tower report that there must be compulsory registration of engineers in NSW. Engineers Australia calls on the Government to make good on its promise to introduce compulsory registration of engineers.

08 October 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

The data, collated from a recent Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report, details the use of non-hospital Medicare-subsidised services, including general practice, allied health, and specialist and diagnostic imaging.

30 September 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

Far fewer opioid-based painkillers have been prescribed in the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital emergency department following the implementation of a new framework for clinicians.

24 September 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Construction & Infrastructure

#Construction & Infrastructure

Stable population growth is a welcome development for the residential building industry as it will support the industry as it recalibrates to a new equilibrium level, states the HIA’s Economist.

23 September 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

A prominent GP has said all healthcare workers need to be wary of superbugs, following the first recorded case of extensively drug-resistant typhoid in Australia.

16 September 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Healthcare

#Construction & Infrastructure

A Western Australian general practitioner has been reprimanded and had his registration suspended by a tribunal after he had a sexual relationship with a female patient.

11 September 2019 - In the News

Penalties for unfair contract terms – what is the Government waiting for?

#Construction & Infrastructure, #Corporate & Commercial Law, #Government, #Procurement

Despite mounting pressure following the recent investigation of UberEats by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, the Federal Government is yet to make good on its pre-election promise to strengthen the unfair contract term regime.

11 September 2019 - Knowledge

Inside track: Construction & Infrastructure

#Construction & Infrastructure

Standards for Australia’s construction industry should be free to access to help combat poor building quality, according to many people in the industry. For years, experts have said that cost and lack of access to the hundreds of standards contained in Australia’s National Construction Code has been a problem.