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White & Case LLP
LEVEL 32, 525 COLLINS STREET
MELBOURNE, VIC 3000
Melbourne
Australia

Project development Tier 1

At White & Case LLP, Andrew Clark in Melbourne has a leading role advising Rail Projects Victoria on the A$11bn Melbourne metro rail project. With 'great depth of  experience' a sizeable team includes the 'pragmatic and commercial' Alan Rosengarten who is a 'pleasure to deal with';  Joanne Draper who advises on major infrastructure projects and Adeline Pang who has a focus on energy projects. Other senior members of a team that is across project development, financing, construction and related areas, such as planning and environment, include Tim Powers, Brendan Quinn, Josh Sgro and Joel Rennie. Hamish MacPherson has departed for King & Wood Mallesons and Brad Strahorn  (infrastructure disputes) and Nirangjan Nagarajah  (M&A) have joined from Herbert Smith Freehills and Gilbert + Tobin  respectively.

Construction Tier 2

The caseload at White & Case LLP consists of constriction projects and project finance in the energy and natural resources, mining and metals, infrastructure and transport sectors. Following the departure of Hamish MacPherson to King & Wood MallesonsAndrew Clark and Brendan Quinn jointly head the department from Melbourne which has also be reinforced by the arrivals of Brad Strahom and Nirangjan Nagarajah from Herbert Smith Freehills and Gilbert + Tobin respectively. The practice is active on cross-border mandates and has the capacity to handle first-in-kind projects; it is acting for Rail Projects Victoria in relation to all aspects of the A$11bn Melbourne Metro Rail.

Project finance Tier 2

The team at White & Case LLP 'is trusted by the market to deliver'. Leading finance practitioner Brendan Quinn undertakes mandates across Asia, especially in the renewables sector and Josh Sgro  can handle large-scale, demanding projects in the transport sector. 'One of the most well-regarded and capable lawyers in finance in the Australian market' Joel Rennie's expertise includes transactions involving export credit agencies and international sponsors; he has acted on numerous matters in the energy sector. The team is well positioned to undertake cross-border work and covers every aspect of the life of projects; Andrew Clark, Alan Rosengarten and Joanne Draper are other senior members of the team with strength in project development, construction and dispute resolution.

Dispute resolution Tier 5

White & Case LLP provides 'commercially relevant advice' in a 'timely and collaborative manner', most notably on construction-related cases. Hamish Macpherson departed to King & Wood Mallesons in 2018 but the firm has since hired construction litigation expert Brad Strahorn to head the practice. He is leading on many of the firm’s matters with advice that is 'cognisant of the current market'. He led on the representations of Moorebank Intermodal Company in relation disputes surrounding the delivery of the Moorebank Intermodal Project. Andrew Clark is also a highly regarded team member.

Energy (transactions and regulatory) Tier 5

The relatively new White & Case LLP team in Melbourne is credited with 'great industry knowledge' and has established a reputation for its projects and project finance work which includes work in the energy sector. Andrew Clark advised on the Star of the South offshore wind farm transaction and on the project finance side Brendan Quinn has advised on a number of solar and wind farm projects. Tim Powers, who 'deeply comprehends complex issues', Joel Rennie, Jared Muller and Mark Montag are other notable practitioners and John Tivey is one of the practice heads who joined from the Hong Kong office.

Department Name Email Telephone
Project finance Brendan Quinn
Project finance Ged Cochrane
Projects Andrew Clark
Projects Alan Rosengarten
Projects Joanna Draper
Projects Adeline Pang
Projects Jared Muller
Projects Josh Sgro
Environment and planning Tim Power
Environment and planning Michelle Keen
Energy and natural Resources Brendan Quinn
Energy and natural Resources Andrew Clark
Energy and natural Resources Jared Muller
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Project finance Joel Rennie
Project finance Cameron Watson
Interntional arbitration Max Bonnell
Energy and natural resources Joel Rennie
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Other offices : Doha
Other offices : Dubai
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Other offices : Hong Kong
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Associate office : Jakarta
Other offices : Johannesburg
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Other offices : Los Angeles
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Other offices : Miami
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Associate office : Riyadh
Other offices : Sao Paulo
Other offices : Seoul
Other offices : Shanghai
Other offices : Silicon Valley
Other offices : Singapore
Other offices : Stockholm
Other offices : Tokyo
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Other offices : Washington DC

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