Firm Profile > White & Case LLP > Sydney, Australia

White & Case LLP
LEVEL50
GOVERNOR PHILLIP TOWER, 1 FARRER PLACE
SYDNEY, NSW 2000
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.

Testimonials

Great depth of experience in our sector. The team really understand our business and have helped us to deliver a large number of very significant and complex projects.’

Very commercial and pragmatic. They are true trusted advisors.’

Alan Rosengarten has an encyclopedic memory when it comes to our business. His ability to recall detail is quite extraordinary. He has an excellent manner, and extraordinary work ethic and a real ability to drive a very complex deal to completion. Alan is a true trusted advisor to our business.’

Key clients

Rail Projects Victoria – Melbourne Metro Tunnel Project

Farm Pty Ltd

Neoen Australia Pty Ltd

Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers Pty Ltd

FRV Services Australia Pty Ltd

John Holland Pty Ltd

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

ESCO Pacific Pty Ltd

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.

Testimonials

‘Great industry knowledge, pragmatic and commercial’.

Key clients

Melbourne Metro Rail Authority

Transurban Limited

Star of the South Wind Farm Pty

Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers Pty Ltd

FRV Services Australia Pty Ltd

John Holland Pty Ltd

Neoen Australia Pty Ltd

ESCO Pacific Pty Ltd

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.

Testimonials

A highly regarded, deeply experienced team that is able to offer a full service product and deliver in short time frames. The team knows how to get a deal done.’

Joel Rennie is one of the most well-regarded and capable lawyers in finance in the Australian market with strong commercial focus and deep relationships with lenders and borrowers. They are trusted by the market to deliver.’

Key clients

Melbourne Metro Rail Authority

Star of the South Wind Farm Pty Ltd

Laing Investments Management Services (Australia) Limited

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Neoen Australia Pty Ltd

Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers Pty Ltd

FRV Services Australia Pty Ltd

John Holland Pty Ltd

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP)

Esco Pacific Pty Ltd

Transurban Limited

HRL Morrison

Société Générale

Macquarie Group

Australia and New Zealand Banking Group

National Australia Bank

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.

Key clients

Melbourne Metro Rail Authority

Moorebank Intermodal Company

Neoen Australia Pty Ltd

Transurban Limited

Laing Investments Management Services (Australia) Limited

ALTRAC Light Rail

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.

Testimonials

Great industry knowledge.

Jared Muller, Mark Montag:  longstanding industry experience.

Country leading advice on renewable energy planning matters and related property advice.’

Tim Power – renewable energy and planning advice; able to deeply comprehend complex issues quickly and provide excellent advice.’

Key clients

Star of the South Wind Farm Pty Ltd

Laing Investments Management Services (Australia) Limited

Neoen Australia Pty Ltd

Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers Pty Ltd

Fotowatio Renewables Ventures

InterGen (Australia) Pty Ltd

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

Transurban Limited

Esco Pacific Pty Ltd

Malakoff Corporation Berhad

Nexif Energy

Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Société Générale

Investec

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