Anthony Whelan

Anthony practises in all aspects of construction law ranging from structuring advice, preparation of contract documents, advice on contract administration and dispute resolution (both domestic and international).

Anthony has been involved in many complex construction projects and disputes, managing large teams of solicitors, barristers, clients/in-house legal teams, expert and lay witnesses, over more than thirty years as a lawyer. His clients and matters are domestic and international, with many clients based in Europe and North America. Anthony is supported on all of his matters by associate teams and is a trusted adviser to his clients and peers.


Anthony’s experience includes:

  • advising a key subcontractor in relation to initial contract negotiations and throughout the performance and completion of a major component of the Victorian Desalination PPP Project;
  • advising an equipment manufacturer on claims and liabilities on the construction of an offshore gas platform;
  • advising a mining equipment supplier on various procurement arrangements for complex subsurface plant supply;
  • advising the principal subcontractor on claims and obligations arising on a hydropower project;
  • acting for a construction contractor in the McConnell Dowell v Santam Supreme Court of Victoria case, setting precedent for electronic disclosure/discovery;
  • advising a design joint venture on claims and counterclaims arising on the construction of a desalination plant;
  • representing a major Norwegian contractor on its rights arising out of the Ichthys project, involving defending a significant claim and prosecuting an insurance recovery claim relating to subsea installation defect allegations;
  • acting for V601 Pty Ltd, a member of the Salvo Property Group, in relation to its Victorian Supreme Court proceedings against Probuild in relation to its large-scale residential development in Metropolitan Melbourne;
  • acting for a steel fabricator subcontractor in an international arbitration seeking additional time and cost from the construction contractor; and
  • representing major Chinese manufacturer in respect of a dispute arising out of the Perth Children’s Hospital.

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