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LEVEL 26, 181 WILLIAM STREET, MELBOURNE VIC 3000, AUSTRALIA
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Work +61 3 9679 3000
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Fax +61 3 9679 3111
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www.blakedawson.com
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Grant Rowlands

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Work +61 3 9679 3473
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Web:
www.ashurst.com
Ashurst

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Construction (Australia)

Position

Partner

Career

Grant Rowlands is a partner and head of our infrastructure practice for Asia-Pacific

Grant leads our front end construction, infrastructure and contracting team in Melbourne.

Grant's focus is on advising clients on complex issues arising on infrastructure and construction projects, as well as commercial property development projects. Grant has advised principals on major commercial and infrastructure developments, such as the Melbourne Cricket Ground Northern Stand Redevelopment, the Myer Melbourne Store Redevelopment, the RACV City Club Redevelopment, the Southern Cross Station Redevelopment and the Berwick Community Hospital Project. He also regularly advises a range of other parties involved in infrastructure, construction and development projects, including contractors, consultants and financiers.

Grant advises a broad range of public and private sector clients in the energy and resources, defence, water, telecommunications, health, retail, transport, food/ agri-business and sporting facility industries on contracting and development, equipment, materials and services procurement, maintenance and support and on-going operations.

Grant is a member of the RMIT University JD Advisory Board.


Australia

Construction

Within: Construction

Ashurst’s ‘highly responsive’ team possesses ‘excellent industry knowledge’ and ‘ensures access to partners at all times’. The team adeptly advises on front- and back-end construction matters in the transport, social infrastructure, and energy and resources sectors. It regularly acts for Commonwealth and state government agencies as well as private sector clients such as retailer Woolworths, a longstanding client. In the busy infrastructure sector, a large team led by Lee McDonald continues to advise TfNSW on the £11bn Sydney Metro project, Australia’s largest-ever public transport project, and Grant Rowlands assisted V/Line with the Murray Basin rail project, an extensive upgrade to improve Victoria’s rail freight network. The latter also acts for the City of Melbourne on the ongoing restoration and renewal of its 19th-century Queen Victoria market. Rowlands and McDonald jointly head the 16-partner practice, which has grown significantly with new appointments at senior associate and counsel level. A number of partners come in for praise, among them Gareth Sage for his ‘excellent knowledge of government practices’, construction and infrastructure disputes specialist Georgia Quick, and Mark Disney.

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