I act for developers, contractors, consultants and financiers who value my strategic approach to dealing with complex legal and technical issues in a manner that carefully considers the broader commercial risks.
I am a projects lawyer with a track record of over 25 years acting on high profile construction transactions and disputes across Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.
I have been consistently ranked by my clients and peers as a leading construction and infrastructure lawyer since 2014.
An ASX-listed global investment manager — appointed the project lawyer for a complex high-rise commercial tower and residential and retail precinct on Sydney harbour valued at over $1bn requiring the retention of the existing concrete structure and hazardous materials remediation. Advised on request for tender conditions, construction contracts (in which obligations under agreements for lease, current and future authority requirements, finance documentation were considered and backed down), other project documentation and ongoing contract administration and project delivery issues.
A global renewable energy contractor — advised on a 30 MWAC solar farm, including letter of intent, Engineering Procurement & Construction Contract (EPC), Tripartite Deed for Guarantees, Service and Availability Agreement, development consents and land access issues, applicable international and national standards and codes, Power Purchase Agreements and related subcontractor and supplier agreements.
A leading remote accommodation provider for energy projects — advising on complex agreements for the supply of modular building solutions to remote energy and resources projects and related agreements and documentation.
Australia’s largest integrated property group — advised on Australia’s largest remediation project worth in excess of $50m as part of the development of prime real estate on Sydney foreshore.
A leading commercial and industrial head contractor — acting on a complex multi-million dollar arbitration involving cross-claims of over $15m.
Australia’s Best Lawyers — Ranked for Construction/Infrastructure Law — since 2014
Chambers Legal 500 — Construction group leader mentioned for ‘his broader strategic commercial advice and dispute avoidance’ —
Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession — Leading Construction & Infrastructure Litigation Lawyer — since 2014
Committees and memberships
Member, Law Society of NSW (NSW)
Member, Law Society of Western Australia
Member, Law Society of Queensland
Member, Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia (IAMA)
Member, Civil Contractors’ Federation
Member, Adjudication Forum
Building and Construction
Energy & Resources
Mining, Oil & Gas
Property and Commercial Development
Other areas of expertise
Insolvency (construction related)
Remediation (contamination and pollution)
Bachelor of Civil Law (Honours), University College Dublin
Masters in International Commercial Arbitration Law (Honours), University College of Dublin
Solicitor admitted in New South Wales, Western Australia, Queensland, Tasmania, England and Wales