Andrew Giles

Andrew’s core areas of practice are all aspects of property law (including the acquisition of freehold and leasehold sites (as a going concern)), large scale construction, infrastructure and development projects (including procurement), commercial contracting (including supply and services agreements), transport (aviation), corporate structuring and compliance work for businesses. Possessing complementary tertiary qualifications in commerce (finance major), business experience and inhouse experience, Andrew retains a strong commercial and practical approach to meeting a client’s needs which extends beyond traditional commercial advice.

Andrew’s experience has seen his appointment as the President of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (NT); the National Cabinet of the Urban Development Institute of Australia; the Housing Alliance (NT) by appointment from the Northern Territory Government; the Board of the Darwin Entertainment Centre; the Commercial Law Committee of the Law Society of the Northern Territory; and a member of the National Electronic Conveyancing Subcommittee, Law Council of Australia.


Andrew’s experience includes advising:

  • Airport Development Group and its subsidiaries in relation to all aspects of construction and infrastructure (including Airport master planning both airside and landside), commercial contracting, real estate and projects, energy (solar power generation), aviation law (including aeronautical pricing agreements with Qantas Australia and Virgin Australia), conditions of use affecting the operation and use of the Airports, operator and user requirements under the Airports Act 1996 (Cth), service agreements (including safety (CASA) and security protocols) and other matters affecting the operation of its diversified business. Andrew has spent approximately three (3) years on secondment at Airport Development Group (as a senior lawyer) and has worked closely with the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and the Executive Leadership Team during this period. Key projects at Airport Development Group include:
    • construction and licensing of the Darwin Airport Resort and Recreational Vehicle Park;
    • redevelopment of roads and car parking at Darwin International Airport;
    • Runway and Apron works at Darwin International Airport;
    • solar power infrastructure and energy network at Darwin International Airport;
    • redevelopment of Darwin International Airport Terminal; and
    • numerous other high-value projects on and off Airport;
  • The Northern Territory Government Business Enterprise Power and Water Corporation in relation to all facets of its business including the MRM Pipeline and Beetaloo Substation, Adelaide River Off-stream Water Storage (AROWS), major solar projects (including Alice Springs Future Grid Consortium Agreement), Jabiru Power Project and advising on major infrastructure and network projects;
  • The Commonwealth of Australia (various Departments)the Northern Territory of Australia and the City of Darwin in relation to real estate and projects;  
  • Intrapac in relation to a residential development at Berrimah Farm (Mirawood) and Noonamah Ridge;
  • The various owners of Darwin Corporate Park and Berrimah Industrial Estate in relation to the development Darwin Corporate Park 2, development of bet365 Australian Headquarters and the sale of Darwin Corporate Park for $78.5 million (click here to read more);
  • Jaytex Constructions Pty Ltd in relation to:
    • the redevelopment of Pine Gap Utilities;
    • SWELL project for the City of Palmerston;
    •  the redevelopment of Katherine Government Centre; and
    • PPP with the Northern Territory of Australia for the development of a special purpose facility;
  • TEHG Property in relation to the multimillion-dollar redevelopment of Ducks Nuts and The Cinema;
  • Zest Projects Pty Ltd and related entities in multiple property developments within the Darwin and Palmerston region including joint venture arrangements, the acquisition and redevelopment 3 Mansfield Street, One27 Flynn and Flynn Tavern, Territory Kids Early Learning Centre and Mitchell Springs;
  • Discovery Holiday Parks (G’Day Group) in relation to the multimillion-dollar redevelopment of Kings Canyon Resort and the acquisition of resorts in the Northern Territory; and
  • An international investor on the acquisition of Manbulloo Station, Scott Creek Station and Sturt Downs Station.

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