José de Ponte is a projects and infrastructure lawyer with extensive experience advising on large, high profile infrastructure projects, including major Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects around the globe with a focus on the APAC region and Africa. He has advised on over 50 projects for governments, sponsors, contractors and financiers covering an array of sectors including, transport (toll roads, airports, railways and harbours), social infrastructure (hospitals, schools, prisons and social housing), mining, power (including renewables) and water treatment.

As an experienced front-end construction lawyer, José has drafted, negotiated and advised on broad range of construction contracts, including numerous bespoke, Australian Standard, FIDIC and NECC construction documents affording him unique insight into tailored solutions on major projects.

Prior to relocating to Australia, José was a partner of a leading South African law firm, working extensively in the mining, energy, infrastructure and finance sectors and advising on a broad range of litigious matters heard by South Africa's senior courts.

He is admitted to practice in both South Africa and New South Wales.