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Within: Construction

White & Case LLP’s impressive market entry in late 2016 has led to instructions on a number of significant matters; the 13-partner team, which features Andrew Clark, Josh Sgro, Joanne Draper, Alan Rosengarten and Joel Rennie (formerly all at Herbert Smith Freehills), is led by Hamish Macpherson, who joined in May 2018 from the same firm. Major recent construction projects include its ongoing advice to the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority on all aspects of the $8.3bn Melbourne Metro Rail project, and to Transurban on its market-led proposal to the Victorian government to build the $5bn West Gate Tunnel development, currently Victoria’s biggest transport project. The practice also has a strong track record acting for international clients on the construction aspects of renewables projects. More recently, John Tivey relocated to Melbourne from the firm’s Hong Kong office to support the busy practice, and construction and infrastructure disputes partner Brad Strahorn joined from Herbert Smith Freehills.

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Project development

Within: Project development

White & Case LLP¬†provides ‚Äėhighly practical and commercial advice‚Äô with ‚Äėa focus on getting the deal done‚Äô. The 13-partner practice, led by Asia Pacific head of projects Andrew Clark, possesses ‚Äėbest-in-class industry knowledge‚Äô and has seen a successful year since the team‚Äôs arrival from Herbert Smith Freehills. Clark and Josh Sgro¬†are advising the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority on all aspects of the $8.3bn Melbourne Metro Rail Project, and Alan Rosengarten¬†and Joanne Draper¬†assisted Transurban with its market-led proposal to the Victorian government to handle the $5bn West Gate Tunnel project. Ged Cochrane¬†and Adeline Pang¬†act for Paris-based renewable energy company Neoen in a number of solar energy projects. Jared Muller¬†and John Tivey¬†are also recommended.

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Hong Kong

Projects and energy

Within: Projects and energy

David Li is the key name to note at White & Case, with John Tivey relocating to the Melbourne office in early 2018. The practice covers the full spectrum of projects and energy work, and includes a mix of domestic transactions in China and Chinese outbound investments. Notable highlights include advising CWA, one of the largest publicly-listed water supply companies in China, in its Regulation S offering of $300m 5.25% senior notes due 2022. Clients also include Kazakhstan Petrochemical Industries and Saudi Aramco.

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