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Squire Patton Boggs
LEVEL 17, AURORA PLACE, 88 PHILIP STREET
SYDNEY, NSW 2000
Australia

Dispute resolution: arbitration Tier 2

Squire Patton Boggs’ arbitration practice relies upon the firm’s global arbitration strength and capabilities spread across 45 offices worldwide. The team has extensive experience handling commercial disputes for clients; it traditionally acts on projects and construction-related matters, but is increasingly being instructed in the energy sector. In the energy space, as well as in relation to investment treaty arbitration, the group’s offering was bolstered when dual-qualified Alexis Martinez relocated to Perth from the firm’s London-based office. Greg Steinepreis (Perth) and Cris Cureton (Sydney) are also names to note.

Key clients

Adelaide Brighton

Bentley Capital

Dalian Huarui Heavy Industry International Company

Far East Consortium

Kingdom of Spain

Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction Pty

MSP Engineering Pty

Salini Impregilo

Woolworths Group

Construction Tier 4

On the front-end, Squire Patton Boggs supports its clients on the entire range of commercial contracting arrangements, project delivery, tender and procurement. Its back-end offering is equalling as broad, encompassing the full suite of construction-related issues and supported by the firm’s international arbitration prowess. In Sydney, Cris Cureton operates across energy, resources, infrastructure and public sector sectors while in Perth, Greg Stenepreis has a history of working on urban development, public infrastructure and energy projects. Alexis Martinez is also located in Perth, having recently relocated from the London office; he arrives with notable expertise in international disputes, particularly those in the energy and mining space.

Testimonials

‘Squire Patton Boggs provides a unique blend of legal and technical expertise with exceptional commercial nous and knowledge of the sector.’

‘The firm takes the time to understand key risks and priorities for the client and then uses this strategic framework to manage matters and legal costs accordingly.’

‘The partners are always accessible and communicate clearly and frequently.

‘I felt very confident having Squire Patton Boggs on our team.’

‘Cris Cureton is one of the standout construction lawyers of his generation. He has an excellent grasp of construction law and highly technical engineering issues and is always “hands on”, keeping apprised of the detail even in very large matters where he is heading a team.’

 

Key clients

Dalian Huarui Heavy Industry International Company Limited

Far East Consortium – Dorset Hotel and Perth Hub developments

Far East Consortium – Ritz Carlton

Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction Pty Ltd

The University of Western Australia

Tennis NSW

Dispute resolution: litigation Tier 4

Squire Patton Boggs has extensive experience handling commercial disputes, on which the team acts for a mix of corporate and high-net-worth private clients. Particularly noteworthy is the team’s expertise in corporate and shareholder litigation, investigations, regulatory prosecutions, and issues relating to Royal Commissions. The team is increasingly being instructed in relation to disputes in the energy and construction industries. Further, the group has been undergoing recent structural changes. It expanded its offering in Perth with the arrivals of Alexis Martinez from the London office and the appointment of Caroline Brown from HFW. Formerly at the Sydney-based office, 2020 has seen the departures of Avendra Singh to Johnson Winter & Slattery, as well as those of corporate litigator Amanda Banton and Shaan Palmer who are now at Banton Group.

Key clients

Adelaide Brighton

Bentley Capital

Dalian Huarui Heavy Industry International Company

Far East Consortium

Kingdom of Spain

Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction Pty

MSP Engineering Pty

Salini Impregilo

Woolworths Group

Energy (transactions and regulatory) Tier 4

Squire Patton Boggs expanded its team with the addition of Simon Adams and Caroline Brown from HFW, while Chris Rosario was promoted to partner in mid-2020. Alexis Martinez moved from the London office, bolstering the team's capabilities in complex energy disputes. The practice specialises in domestic and cross-border transactions in the coal sector, energy generation and utilities projects, including waste-to-energy plants, and in equity capital markets deals for Australian and international energy and resources companies. Simon Rear works on transactional and financing matters, while Graeme Slattery leads on regulatory investigations, disputes, and risk management. All lawyers are in Perth.

Key clients

Economic Regulation Authority

Extension Hill

GE Renewable Energy

Government of Republic of Fiji

Horizon Power

Itochu Corporation

Pareto Securities

Ricardo

Subsea 7

Synergy

Tamboran Resources

IT and telecoms Tier 4

Squire Patton Boggs advises on venture capital investments, technology M&A transactions, and tech transactions more broadly, with notably US and Silicon Valley expertise courtesy of Richard W Horton in Sydney. James Konidaris rejoined the Sydney office in 2019 from London and has notable regulatory expertise in the Middle East. The team acts for domestic and international clients on a range of mandates, with many transactions cross-border in nature, and collaborates with global offices on multi-jurisdictional regulatory considerations.

Key clients

Avaya

Biarri Rail

Communications Regulatory Authority of Qatar

Harrison-AI

1ICT

Prospress

Morse Micro

Sezzle

Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Bahrain

Natural resources (transactions and regulatory) Tier 4

Squire Patton Boggs expanded its team with the addition of Simon Adams and Caroline Brown from HFW, while Chris Rosario was promoted to partner in mid-2020. Alexis Martinez moved from the London office, bolstering the team's capabilities in complex resource disputes. The practice specialises in domestic and cross-border transactions in the coal, lithium, gold, and base metal sectors, and in equity capital markets deals for Australian and international energy and resources companies. Simon Rear works on transactional and financing matters, while Graeme Slattery leads on regulatory investigations, disputes, and risk management. All lawyers are in Perth.

Key clients

Extension Hill

Itochu Corporation

Cockburn Cement

Pareto Securities

Ricardo

UON

Xodus Group

Zitron

Real estate Tier 4

Squire Patton Boggs is geared to handle large-scale urban renewal and development projects, supporting at every stage of such schemes. A further distinguishing feature of the practice is its focus on commercial and retail leasing with several luxury goods multinationals and household retailers regularly instructing Dannelle Howley; she operates from Sydney alongside Rahul Parrab who fronts a specialist hospitality and leisure practice. Elsewhere in Perth, Mary Pringle has a track record for sales and acquisitions while Michael Swift delivers a number of niche specialisms including airport developments, agribusiness, and strata title unit developments; the pair recently joined from Clayton Utz and Allion Partners respectively.

Testimonials

‘The senior personnel are readily available and display a practical common sense approach to all issues.’

‘The team is not only subject matter experts, they are true partners. Rahul and his team have become more like colleagues than business partners, they look out for our best interests whilst providing world-class advice and support.’

‘The team plays an integral role in the growth of our business not only in Australasia but also in APAC. Rahul Parrab, Greg, Kevin, Shaista, Tam, and Lauren are great supporters of our business and we can always rely on the valuable advice and services offered by the entire team. We couldn’t imagine partnering with any other legal group.’

 

Key clients

BIM Group

Brookfield Properties

CFC Group (consortium acquiring Midland Brick)

Development WA (incorporating former LandCorp and MRA)

Elanor Investors Group

EG Fuelco

Far East Consortium

Hawaiian Investments Pty Ltd and related entities

IDOM Automotive Group

Jandakot Airport

Radisson Hotel Group

LSH Group

SC Capital

Veolia

V-Leader

Woolworths Group Limited and related entities

Vibe Petroleum

Zitron

Corporate and M&A Tier 5

Squire Patton Boggs has enjoyed significant growth, with Simon Adams and Caroline Brown joining the Perth office from HFW in a boost to the firm's transactional energy practice, while Chris Rosario made partner in mid-2020. In Sydney, Ashley Rose arrived from Watson Mangioni. The national team advises on a range of corporate transactions, regularly acting on cross-border mandates involving inward investment from Asia and the US. Perth's Simon Rear is highly active in the energy and resources sector, while Sydney-based Campbell Davidson advises a number of domestic and international businesses on corporate and transactional issues. Perth-based Tony Chong is noted for his work for clients across the Asia-Pacific.

Key clients

Australian Biome Project

Biarri Rail

Blue Ocean Equities

Comsec TR shareholders

Consortium featuring Fini Group, Linc Property and Birchmead

Government of the Republic of Fiji

IDOM Automotive Group

1ICT

Pindan Group

Ricardo

Tamboran Resources

Theiss

UON

Xodus Group

Labour and employment Tier 5

Squire Patton Boggs acts for employers on a range of areas, including employment disputes, investigations, board-level advisory work for international employers and global business migration. The team is also known for a technical focus on contracts, policy review and industrial relations strategy. Key lawyers in the practice are Bruno Di Girolami in Perth and John Oakes in Sydney.

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Testimonials

Well regarded firm who are recognized as leaders in their space and within the local legal fraternity.

 

Key clients

American Airlines Inc

GBG DecTech Holding Pty Ltd

Government Agency

Infrastructure Advisory Firm

Master Builders Association of NSW

National Insurance Brokers Association of Australia

Spencer Ogden (Australia) Pty Ltd

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Technip Oceania Pty Ltd

West Australian Octopus Pty Ltd

Department Name Email Telephone
Partner, Corporate Simon Rear simon.rear@squirepb.com +61 8 9429 7483
Partner, Labour and employment John Oakes john.oakes@squirepb.com +61 2 8248 7804
Partner, Real estate Dannelle Howley dannelle.howley@squirepb.com +61 2 8248 7822
Partner, Real estate Rahul Parrab rahul.parrab@squirepb.com +61 2 8248 7848
Of Counsel, Restructuring and insolvency Denee Muller denee.muller@squirepb.com +61 2 8248 7841
Partner, Restructuring and insolvency Shaan Palmer shaan.plamer@squirepb.com +61 2 8248 7837
Of Counsel, Restructuring and insolvency Susan Goodman susan.goodman@squirepb.com +61 2 8248 7873
Partner, Restructuring and insolvency Amanda Banton amanda.banton@squirepb.com +61 2 8248 7850
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Campbell Davidson  photo Mr Campbell Davidson Partner
Ms Susan Goodman  photo Ms Susan Goodman Of Counsel
Mr Richard W Horton  photo Mr Richard W Horton Partner
Ms Dannelle Howley  photo Ms Dannelle Howley Partner
Ms Denee Muller  photo Ms Denee Muller Of Counsel
Mr John Oakes  photo Mr John Oakes Partner
Mr Rahul Parrab  photo Mr Rahul Parrab Partner
Mr Avendra K Singh  photo Mr Avendra K Singh Partner
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