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Squire Patton Boggs Offices
LEVEL 17, AURORA PLACE, 88 PHILIP STREET
SYDNEY, NSW 2000
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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.
‘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.’
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
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.
Dalian Huarui Heavy Industry International Company
Far East Consortium
Kingdom of Spain
Laing O’Rourke Australia Construction Pty
MSP Engineering Pty
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.
Other key lawyers:
Economic Regulation Authority
GE Renewable Energy
Government of Republic of Fiji
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.
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.
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.
‘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.’
CFC Group (consortium acquiring Midland Brick)
Development WA (incorporating former LandCorp and MRA)
Elanor Investors Group
Far East Consortium
Hawaiian Investments Pty Ltd and related entities
IDOM Automotive Group
Radisson Hotel Group
Woolworths Group Limited and related entities
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.
Other key lawyers:
Australian Biome Project
Blue Ocean Equities
Comsec TR shareholders
Consortium featuring Fini Group, Linc Property and Birchmead
Government of the Republic of Fiji
IDOM Automotive 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.
‘Well regarded firm who are recognized as leaders in their space and within the local legal fraternity.‘
American Airlines Inc
GBG DecTech Holding Pty Ltd
Infrastructure Advisory Firm
Master Builders Association of NSW
National Insurance Brokers Association of Australia
Spencer Ogden (Australia) Pty Ltd
Squire Patton Boggs (Miami) – Cummins
Technip Oceania Pty Ltd
West Australian Octopus Pty Ltd
Squire Patton Boggs > Firm Profile
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Staff FiguresNumber of lawyers : 1,500+ at this office : 40
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Squire Patton Boggs > Firm Profile
Squire Patton Boggs is one of the world’s strongest integrated law firms, providing insight at the point where law, business and government meet.
We give clients a voice, support their ambitions and are committed to working alongside them to achieve successful outcomes.
With a multidisciplinary team of more than 1,500 lawyers in 45 offices across 20 countries, we provide unrivalled access to expertise, guidance and invaluable connections on the ground. We deliver a seamlessly connected service that operates on any scale – locally or globally – and encompasses virtually every matter, jurisdiction and market.
We offer solutions shaped by a clear, commercially focused understanding of clients’ business. Our robust and open culture enables us to find the right answers quickly and effectively from committed teams who understand the geographic, sector or issue-specific challenges at hand. Recognizing the impact of politics and regulation on businesses across the world today, we have a unique mix of world-renowned lobbying and political capabilities supporting clients across Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia Pacific.
We advise a diverse mix of clients – from long-established leading corporations to emerging businesses, startup visionaries and sovereign nations – whom we place at the core of everything we do.
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