Projects and Energy Disputes
We advise a range of stakeholders in large projects, including energy related projects in various jurisdictions.
Examples of our experience include:
- Acting for the lead designer in relation to Supreme Court proceedings commenced by the main contractor in relation to the redevelopment of the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground including appearing at various interlocutory hearings and mediations
- Acting for Gas Transmission Services WA (Operations), the main contractor in relation to an EPC contract to design and construct a gas pipeline to supply gas to a gas fuelled power station in Western Australia which involved complex pleading issues of agency, estoppel and common enterprise between subsidiary and parent company and ability of the Court to pierce the corporate veil in circumstances where corporate structure was one of stapled entities; the matter is reported as McConnell Dowell Constructors (Aus) Pty Ltd v Gas Transmission Services WA (Operations) Pty Ltd & Ors  VSC 301
- Acting for Alstom Power in relation to Supreme Court proceedings to enforce bank guarantees, at-call performance bonds, and contractual obligations pursuant to anti-competition legislation; the matter is reported as Alstom Power Ltd v Yokogawa Australia Pty Ltd & Gas Transmission Services WZ (Operations) Pty Ltd & Ors (No.4)  SASC 298