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White & Case LLP

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Construction
Construction - ranked: tier 2

White & Case LLP

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.

Leading individuals

Hamish Macpherson - White & Case LLP

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 5

White & Case LLP

White & Case LLP's team features the well-regarded Hamish Macpherson and Max Bonnell, who joined from Herbert Smith Freehills and King & Wood Mallesons respectively in October 2017. It is representing a mining and resources company in a claim brought by an investor in the Democratic Republic of Congo seeking to enforce an International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes award against the DRC government.

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Project development
Project development - ranked: tier 1

White & Case LLP

White & Case LLP provides ‘highly practical and commercial advice’ with ‘a focus on getting the deal done’. The 13-partner practice, led by Asia Pacific head of projects Andrew Clark, possesses ‘best-in-class industry knowledge’ and has seen a successful year since the team’s 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.

Leading individuals

Andrew Clark - White & Case LLP

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Project finance
Project finance - ranked: tier 2

White & Case LLP

White & Case LLP provides ‘a high level of service’ and has ‘significant depth of team’. The practice led by Brendan Quinn enjoys ‘an almost unmatchable reputation in the lending market on either side’ and has seen a busy year since the team arrived from Herbert Smith Freehills. Energy-sector work included Joel Rennie’s advice to the senior lenders to Chow Tai Fook Enterprises on the financing of the latter's acquisition of brown coal-fired power plant Loy Yang B in Victoria from Engie and Mitsui. Ged Cochrane and Adeline Pang advised Neoen on the project financing of its Coleambally solar farm in New South Wales. The team also acted for the financiers in connection with the $650m refinancing of the Worsley multi-fuel plant in Western Australia. Rennie and Quinn are ‘great communicators’ and ‘almost without peer in terms of industry knowledge and ability to execute on deals’. Josh Sgro is also singled out.

Leading individuals

Brendan Quinn - White & Case LLP

Josh Sgro - White & Case LLP

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