"Responsive, collaborative lawyers who don't just sit back and ask for instructions. Good partner access is the main standout strength." Chambers Asia Pacific 2013
Gilbert + Tobin’s Construction team provides specialist legal advice on all aspects of construction law from the inception of a project through to completion, as well as on all forms of dispute resolution.
We advise the full range of participants including owners, investors, developers, financiers, consultants, project sponsors and government agencies. Like our clients, we maintain a commercial perspective in all our work, providing creative legal solutions to complex problems. We work collaboratively and are accustomed to becoming a fully integrated member of our client’s team.
We have particular expertise in the construction of technology buildings, such as data centre facilities and also in the renewable energy space having advised our clients in the financing, construction, connection and operation of biomass plants, wind farms and solar energy fields (both thermal and photovoltaic). The Construction team’s clients include technology providers, Big Four Banks, first tier contractors, publicly listed developers and renewable energy companies.
Our Construction team has the depth of experience and level of support to successfully handle large scale construction disputes for clients. We have acted in complex construction disputes in Courts, Tribunals, Mediations, Arbitrations, Expert Determinations and Reference hearings.
Our knowledge of the Security of Payment regimes in Australia is exceptional and we have acted in numerous adjudications in Australia.
In the latest editions of Chambers and Legal 500, Gilbert + Tobin is listed as a recommended firm for our construction expertise.
- Contract drafting and negotiations of all forms of contracts including the Australian and International Standards for contractors and principals as well as consultant’s agreements (EPC, D&C, GMP, TSA, O&M, BOP, FIDIC, S&I, IChemE).
- Public-Private-Partnerships (PPP), Build Own Operate (BOO) and Build Own Operate and Transfer (BOOT).
- Litigation arbitration, mediation, expert determination and reference hearings.
Emanuel Confos, the lead partner of the Construction group, is regularly invited to present on construction related topics at conference events in New South Wales and interstate. Upcoming events include:
- Strata and Community Title Law Seminar on the topic of Home Building Amendment Act: Understanding Impacts on Residential and Commercial Defects, 12 June 2013, The Grace Hotel, Sydney.
Partners and Special Counsel
Emanuel Confos||Phil McKeiver
Other Team Members