Construction & major projects
Turning a vision into reality requires precision, skill and experience. From constructing major resources infrastructure to developing an inner city residential tower, we expertly identify the challenges and assist our clients to overcome them.
We have assisted clients to build and establish mines, LNG facilities and associated infrastructure, commercial buildings, educational facilities, oil refineries, industrial plants, bridges, pipelines, roads, rail and ports.
Procurement, contract preparation, effective contract administration and dispute resolution are all part of the process. We assist clients and their trusted consultants from both the public and private sectors to navigate these issues and to ensure that their projects are delivered successfully.
We are innovative in our approach to procurement and contract preparation to ensure that the contract models selected by our clients best suit their needs. We have vast experience both with traditional contracting models, such as construct-only and design and construct (D&C), as well as relationship-based models, such as partnering, alliances, and early contractor involvement (ECI) agreements. Construction lawyers are typically described as front-end or back-end specialists. Our services extend to the space in between. We regularly draft contract manuals, deliver bespoke training to clients before project commencement and work alongside our clients throughout the course of their projects to assist with their contract administration to minimise the risk of disputes.
If a dispute does arise, we are effective advocates on our clients’ behalf, having acted for owners, developers, contractors, suppliers and consultants across the construction and resources industry.
Our dispute resolution experience includes representing clients in litigation, domestic and international arbitration, expert determination, mediation and adjudication under the Security of Payment legislation throughout Australia.
Negotiating and drafting all project documentation for Wanda’s landmark $1 billion Jewel development on the Gold Coast and $1 billion Sydney One development in Circular Quay.
Frasers Property Australia
Advised on numerous projects across Australia, including on design and construct documentation.
Advising on the construction of the Commonwealth Games Village and 480 Queen Street project in Brisbane
NewCold cold stores
Negotiating and drafting design and construct contracts for the development of its world-class large cold stores in Victoria and NSW.
Perth New Children’s Hospital
Advising on issues relating to the New Children’s Hospital project in Perth, including on BIM.
Various projects in Queensland and the Northern Territory, including the $800 million QCLNG gathering systems contractual framework, civil and concrete packages on INPEX, APLNG civil works and associated dams, the $1.45 billion package for the GLNG civil and compressor station worksand the Arrow Energy Ltd and AGL JV civil works contracts.
Advising more than 20 councils across Queensland and NSW on construction and procurement matters including for road, water, waste and community infrastructure projects.
Acting in relation to numerous construction and services contracts for network infrastructure construction and maintenance across Australia.
Queensland and NSW State Government departments
Acting for the States in relation to several construction projects and in developing procurement and construction documentation and resolving disputes whether they be adjudications, expert determinations, litigation or arbitration.