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LEVEL 39, BOURKE PLACE, 600 BOURKE STREET, MELBOURNE, VIC 3000, AUSTRALIA
Tel:
Work +61 3 8601 4500
Fax:
Fax +61 3 8601 4555
Web:
www.hfw.com
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HFW, Alex McKellar, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

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Alex McKellar

Tel:
Work +61 (0)3 8601 4500
Email:
Web:
www.hfw.com
HFW

Work Department

Construction

Position

Partner

Career

Alex advises on risk allocation, prepares contracts and advises on legal issues arising from all contractual aspects of project delivery.

He acts for clients in all aspects of dispute resolution including pre-dispute strategy, informal resolution and formal dispute resolution processes including adjudication, arbitration, expert determination and litigation.

His legal passions include the effective management and mitigation of project risk and efficient, cost-effective and proportionate dispute resolution.

  • Dispute resolution: Alex has extensive experience in all jurisdictions in eastern Australia and has acted for clients involved in infrastructure projects (Citylink, Eastlink), commercial and residential buildings, process engineering (biodiesel, pharma, stockfeed), mining and ore processing (copper, uranium, gold, iron ore) and Australia’s only nuclear facility.
  • Advice work: Alex has prepared and extensively advised on all major forms of construction contract in use in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Security of Payment: Alex also has expertise in advice, adjudication and litigation on security of payment regimes in all Australian states. He co-authored an industry handbook on the security of payment legislation.


Australia

Construction

Within: Construction

HFW fields ‘outstanding lawyerNick Longley, whose ‘advice is always useful to overcome issues’, and Alex McKellar, who ‘helped resolve issues that had been hurdles for several years’. The former relocated from the firm’s Hong Kong office to boost the Melbourne offering. Infrastructure and offshore construction are two key areas of expertise, and the team has seen recent growth in hotel, residential and mixed-use developments, where it frequently acts for Singaporean and Chinese clients. On the contentious side, it represented AECOM Services in multi-party proceedings before the NSW Supreme Court, arising from the construction of Sydney’s Lane Cove tunnel. Non-contentious work included advising Indonesian state-owned PT Sarana Multi Infrastruktur on the construction of a hospital in Sumatra. The team also includes the recommended Ian Gordon, who joined from Lander & Rogers; offshore construction expert Matthew Blycha; and disputes specialist Nick Watts.

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