Alan Chiang

Alan joined the firm in 2012 and since that time has developed a specialisation in construction and engineering projects. His practice is largely focused on residential and commercial property development (acting for Principals, Contractors, Subcontractors and industry Consultants) but he also has vast experience in the engineering and infrastructure space.

His skills include drafting procurement and contract documentation, advising on risk allocation, assisting with contract negotiations and providing claims advice (including in relation to the Security of Payment legislation).

Alan has significant experience in drafting contracts using the Australian Standards and has extensive experience with a number of delivery models including construct-only, design and construct, design services, professional services and maintenance.


Alan’s experience includes advising:

  • Various large international & national contracting entities on drafting and preparing suites of head contract, subcontract and consultancy agreements; drafting and negotiating downstream subcontracts, supply agreements, minor works and services agreements; and contract interpretation and claims advice including adjudication applications/responses, tribunal and court applications and arbitration in construction and infrastructure projects;
  • A major pipeline subcontractor on a private arbitration in relation to a $22m contractual dispute in Queensland;
  • Various principals and owners (including Councils, Hotels, Manufacturers, Universities and Schools) on preparing and advising on project and tender documentation (including Requests for Tender, ECI Agreements, Consultant Agreements, Letters of Intent, Supply Agreements, Construction Contracts, Deeds of Novation and Building Tripartite Deeds);
  • Various contractors / builders, subcontractors and consultants on project documentation, including the negotiation of contracts and advising on contract administration, interpretation and claims advice. Alan advises many of the market leaders in the residential building space, including one of Australia’s largest volume home builders;
  • Various residential property developers on drafting building contracts for various residential developments including: The Botanic Collection, Garden Lane, The Pelham, Parkview Apartments, Artisan Residences, The Keys, Caspian Apartments, Gramercy, Central Park, Viola, Summit, Patch, Granton, Malvern Residences, SOHO Apartments and Lothian Street; and
  • Various greenfield property developers on drafting and negotiating infrastructure agreements, civil works contracts and building contracts for various greenfield residential developments.

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