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DLA Piper, Mark Huntington, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

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Mark Huntington

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Partner, Finance & Projects

Position

Mark advises on infrastructure and construction matters including project structuring, procurement strategy and contract drafting, as well as arbitration, litigation and alternative dispute resolution. His legal career spans more than 20 years in the construction industry. Mark was the construction team leader from 1999 to 2004 and was a regular public commentator on matters arising out of the Cole Royal Commission into the Building and Construction Industry. He also spent over 10 years acting for a number of insurance underwriters in defending construction professionals in large and complex liability cases. Mark advises government departments and agencies, institutional owners, proprietors, construction professionals, contractors and developers. He has advised government clients in their reviews of industry standard contracts. Please refer to link for details of expertise and experience: http://www.dlapiper.com/mark_huntington/.

Career

Supreme Court of Victoria, 1988

Languages

English

Member

Mark was a DLA Phillips Fox Board Member from 2004 to 2005.

Education

Bachelor of Commerce, University of Melbourne, 1986; Bachelor of Laws, University of Melbourne, 1986


Australia

Construction

Within: Construction

DLA Piper’s ‘strong and committed’ team delivers a ‘great service’ characterised by ‘clear business acumen and industry knowledge’. Highlights included advising the Destination Brisbane Consortium on its £1.6bn Queen’s Wharf development in the Brisbane CBD, and the team assisted the Australian Football League (AFL) with the £127m Etihad Stadium and Docklands precinct redevelopment. Jane Baddeley and Mark Huntington have ‘wealth of industry knowledge and experience’ and are ‘great assets to a project team’. John Gallagher and Richard Edwards jointly head the practice that includes the ‘extremely good’ disputes specialist Gitanjali Bajaj; she led on a number of high-value construction disputes in the energy sector. David Nancarrow left to take up a role in-house, while infrastructure lawyers Dan Brown and Alex Guy departed to Ashurst.

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