• Advising and representing a multinational construction and engineering joint venture contractor in numerous adjudications and arbitrations (ICC Rules, seated in Singapore), arising out of a multi-billion dollar mega LNG project in northern Australia. The mandate comprised a diverse range of disputed issues including claims for scope changes, time and compensation under a reimbursable target costs regime. The mandate involved DLA Piper offices across the world, and the proceedings consisted of large scale arbitrations, related court proceedings, and a long running and highly successful security of payment adjudication campaign.
  • Advising and representing an EPC contractor in successfully resisting parallel Court and arbitral applications to restrain the client's call on the contract security arising from the subcontractor's late completion of the subcontract works (CPB Contractor Pty Ltd v JKC Australia LNG Pty Ltd [2017] WASCA 123).
  • Acting for an engineering contractor in multiple disputes (including parallel adjudications, Supreme Court proceedings and 3 international arbitrations) arising under an EPC Contract for the construction of mine, rail and port infrastructure in Western Australia. The arbitrations involved defending claims by Subcontractors for asserted variations and extension of time claims.
  • Acting for a construction engineering contractor on a charter party and engineering services dispute connected with pipe-laying work undertaken on a significant LNG project off the coast of Western Australia.
  • Acting for an engineering company on a domestic arbitration (ad hoc rules) to recover additional fees for services supplied to a D&C contractor for the construction of a children’s hospital in Perth.
  • Acting for a firm of architects in an arbitration (ad hoc rules) arising from the novation of a consultancy agreement on a commercial office building with a project value of AUD130m.
  • Acting for an African company in a Geneva-seated arbitration (International Chamber of Commerce Rules) concerning services provided by a consultancy in connection with mine planning and feasibility for a thermal coal mine in Southern Africa.
  • Acting for a mining engineering consultancy on a USD55m dispute arising from the design and construction of a copper mine’s processing plant in Kazakhstan. The dispute involved complex issues around design quality and insurance cover.
  • Advising vessel owners on a claim for hires and associated costs arising from the chartering of tugs and support vessels to a contractor who chartered the vessels for use in an offshore construction project in the north west of Western Australia.
  • Acting in a Federal Court of Australia action for the insurer of a port authority in a successful recovery claim against vessel owners arising from damage done to the port's berths: Geraldton Port Authority v The Ship 'Kim Heng 1888' & Ors.