George is a partner in the Energy, Resources + Infrastructure team specialising in construction.

    George has over 20 years’ of experience in the renewable energy, infrastructure, mining and oil and gas sectors. He advises developers, contractors, and financiers on a wide variety of complex cross-border transactions in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions. He advises clients on project procurement and project delivery and assists with claims management and dispute avoidance.

    George has experience advising participants in renewable energy projects such as wind farms, solar farms and green hydrogen projects, infrastructure assets such as roads, rail and warehouses, mining projects and oil and gas infrastructure projects. He advises on all types of construction contracts (EPC, D&C and O&M) as well as supply, offtake and consultancy agreements. 

    George has a strong reputation for assisting clients with project delivery, commercial negotiation, claims management and dispute avoidance. 

    George has a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Western Australia.

    George's experience includes advising:

    • A developer in respect of the development of a natural hydrogen project in South Australia, including providing corporate and project structuring advice.
    • Aker Clean Hydrogen on the development of a 600MW green hydrogen production facility, ammonia production facility and data centre in Norway, including providing advice on project structuring, finance, PPA, offtake, construction contracts, supply contracts and permitting requirements.
    • A bidder on a proposal for the development of a 550MW Goulburn River Solar Farm and BESS project, including drafting and negotiating the EPC Contracts and the O&M Contracts.
    • Wind Energy Holdings as the owner and developer of a 450MW wind farm project, which consisted of 5 onshore wind farms in Thailand. Led client negotiations and drafted balance of plant contracts, turbine supply agreements, turbine services agreements, transmission line agreement, design consultant agreements and substation civil works contracts.
    • Vestas Australian Wind Technology Pty Limited on project delivery matters and downstream subcontract disputes.
    • Hitachi Zosen lnova AG on the 300,000 tpa Rockingham Resource Recovery Facility in respect of negotiating the EPC contract, advising on aspects of the O&M contract and providing project specific advice.
    • Delorean Corporation Ltd on the acquisition of the Waranga Green Energy project, including advising on heads of commercial terms, SPA, shareholders agreement and lease agreement.
    • Tesla on drafting its standard form business to business powerwall sale and purchase agreement.
    • Aker Solutions on the drafting and negotiation of a subsea gas compression EPC contract package for an off-shore LNG project in Western Australia.
    • Petroleum Development Oman on the Rabab Harweel Integrated Oil and Gas Project in Oman, including their standard form suite of contracts (E&P, construction, EPC, minor works, well engineering, procurement, and service contracts).
    • Deep Sea Mooring in respect of offshore mooring work and facilitating a rig move in WA, including undertaking a risk review of the contract, drafting tender departures, and advising the contractor on Australian law risks and contract interpretation matters.
    • Acciona, BMD, AECOM and WSP on their successful tender submission for the performance of rail works as part of the WA Metronet Project. Subsequently engaged by consortium to prepare suite of template subcontract documents for project delivery.
    • The consortium of Acciona, Clough and WSP on their successful tender submission for the construction of the Stephenson Avenue Extension Project and drafting departures. Subsequently engaged by the consortium to prepare a suite of template subcontract documents for project delivery.
    • Cockburn Cement Limited on a $190 million expansion and upgrade of its cement processing facility in Western Australia, including drafting the full suite of procurement contracts, including, design and construct, minor works, supply and install, supply, consultant and construct only contracts.
    • The consortium of FCC Construccion SA, China State Construction Engineering Corporation Ltd and Shib Al Jazira Contracting Company on preparing a suite of subcontracts for the NEOM Running Tunnels package, including preparing minor services, short form consultancy, consultancy, short form subcontract, works subcontract, supply agreement, purchase orders, plant hire agreement, labour hire agreement and letter of intent template documents
    • YTL Starhill Global REIT on the redevelopment of the Plaza Arcade in the Perth CBD for the Uniqlo store, including drafting the design and build construction contract and advising on project delivery matters.
    • De Grey Mining Ltd in respect of a drilling services agreement.
    • Sandfire Resources Limited, a mining operator in respect of updating its template purchase order, goods supply, labour hire, consultancy agreements and commercial benchmarks to reflect changed legislative requirements in WA.
    • Ora Banda Mining Ltd in developing and amending its suite of mine development template contracts, including mining services, construction, minor works, equipment hire, labour hire and consultancy agreements.
    • Faru Graphite Mining Company Limited in respect of the construction of a 220kV transmission line and associated substations at Mahenge, Tanzania, including the construction of a 33kV distribution network to the graphite mine.
    • Ganfeng Lithium International Co Limited on the drafting and amendment of an offtake agreement for the purchase of lithium products from a mine site in Brazil, with delivery to China.

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