Aging infrastructure, funding gaps, controversial developments and private sector return on investment are all key issues facing infrastructure asset stakeholders. Economic cycles aside, many stakeholders also face governance and accountability issues which can compromise positive commercial opportunities.
Gadens’ national infrastructure team combines lawyers from corporate advisory, property, construction, and finance. Together, we help clients to find solutions, avoid potential conflict, navigate competing interests, mitigate risks and capitalise on strategic opportunities.
In particular, our team’s ability to look at an infrastructure project from all angles to identify the factors crucial to its success, and to drive and negotiate those factors, leads to positive outcomes for our clients.
Astute commercial understanding
Our lawyers’ astute commercial outlook and understanding of the rigours of infrastructure projects has been proven on many complex and pioneering deals in Australia, Papua New Guinea, Asia and the Middle East.
We apply this experience to all aspects of infrastructure, from due diligence, contract negotiations, structuring and financing, to construction, environment and planning, property, native title, commodity sales and government contracting.
Our clients call on this expertise for innovative land use and rail and transport solutions that integrate and connect industrial, residential, commercial and mixed use developments, and for energy, resources and water management projects.
In the cultural, sporting and recreation sectors, our lawyers combine commercial transaction expertise with sponsorship, broadcasting, events and stadium experience to help clients structure their projects and identify risks.
Our team members have experience in the following:
social infrastructure: Fiona Stanley Hospital Perth, Bonnyrigg Social Housing NSW PPP, Mercy Hospital Victoria redevelopment, Epworth Hospital Richmond Victoria redevelopment, Christmas Island Detention Centre expansion works, South Australian Prisons bid, Gold Coast desalination plant
transport infrastructure: M7 Motorway contracting, Sydney Metro bid, Daru Port PNG project, rail infrastructure corridor for Galilee Basin coal project, coal haulage agreements for QR National Coal, Sydney Airport bid, RailCorp rolling stock PPP
oil and gas infrastructure: Liquid Nuigini Gas LNG project agreement and gas liquification plant, InterOil gas agreement for Elk/Antelope gas fields, purchase of Palm Valley NT gas pipeline
project finance: Amadeus to Darwin NT pipeline, PNG oil and gas for Chevron Texaco, ammonium nitrate plant at Moura Qld for Dyno Nobel/Wesfarmers, Dampier to Bunbury WA natural gas pipeline, Lay Yang A senior and mezzanine debt for AMP, Kutubu PNG pipeline joint venture.