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Ashurst

Construction

9 ranked lawyersBand 2AustraliaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Highly regarded for its representation of government on significant infrastructure mandates. Advises on all aspects of major infrastructure projects, including structuring and planning, as well as contract negotiations and disputes. Offers a complementary construction practice with standalone capabilities, particularly in the field of public transport. Also active in project finance matters, mostly representing lenders in the renewable energy sector.

Strengths

A client highlights the team's response speed, "commerciality and practicality" as salient strengths.

Another client values the group's extensive background in the field, noting its "several layers of capability" as well as its "deep understanding of government thinking on major structural transactions." 

Work highlights

Advised WSA on the procurement of the AUD5.3 billion Western Sydney International (Nancy Bird Walton) Airport, due to be completed by 2026.

Advised a syndicate of banks on Palisade Investment Partners, HESTA and First State Super's acquisition of the 270 MW Snowtown 2 Wind Farm from Tilt Renewables.

Notable practitioners

Alex Guy assists on large public infrastructure projects and has the capacity to handle matters for operation and maintenance contractors. A client describes him as a "very flexible and responsive" lawyer who "always meets deadlines and thinks from the client's point of view."

In large infrastructure projects, Angus Foley is appreciated for contributing banking and financing expertise alongside "very good client service skills" and a "highly commercial approach."

David Jardine is widely recognised for his front-end construction expertise. Clients say he "performs very well, especially in terms of helping out dealings with government." He earns further praise for being "genuinely enthusiastic about the work and very collaborative."

David Mason is regarded as a "solid" transactional lawyer advising on acquisition financing. He is particularly active in the energy sector, where he often assists on the acquisition of gas and renewables projects.

Sources see Gareth Sage as a "seasoned practitioner" maintaining a versatile profile at the intersection of construction and projects. He is active on construction matters arising from energy and public transport projects.

Georgia Quick enjoys a growing reputation as an able litigator focusing on PPP- and development-related disputes. A client enthuses about her "enormous brainpower" and values her ability to "move from highly strategic legal advice to hands-on commercial and tactical capabilities in an instant."

Commended by clients for his "prompt and commercial advice," Grant Rowlands is regarded as a seasoned construction lawyer focusing on diverse development projects in the sports, logistics and defence. His frequently advises on construction procurement in the Victorian transport infrastructure sector.

Harvey Weaver acts on procurement and contract matters relating to significant infrastructure projects, while also advising on concession agreements. A client describes him as being "excellent with deadlines" and cites his "good experience" and commitment to "putting the client first" as key strengths.

Lee McDonald remains a leading transport infrastructure expert, focusing on advising state agencies on significant rail projects. Clients admire him as a "good communicator" who is "not afraid to provide frank advice based on his extensive experience in major projects." He is also praised for being "influential in negotiations."

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Overview

Ashurst has established itself as one of the pre-eminent projects practices in Australia. We act for both public and private sector clients on some of the country’s most iconic projects in the infrastructure, transport and energy and resources sectors.

Clients turn to us to advise on the largest, most significant and most complex projects in the market. Our lawyers have experience advising clients across the full range of legal disciplines on these projects, including project financing and development, PPPs, M&A, corporate finance, joint ventures, commercial agreements, environmental law, maritime/shipping law and dispute resolution. Our cradle-to-grave approach ensures that we are across all of the key issues that can affect the development and financing of essential infrastructure.

Construction

Ashurst

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Location

Level 11, 5 Martin Place

Australia

NSW 2000

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Australia

Construction


David Jardine
Band 4
Gareth Sage
Band 4
Georgia Quick
Band 3
Grant Rowlands
Band 3

Infrastructure


Angus Foley
Band 2

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