Ross Williams

Ross is a specialist in all aspects of front-end and backend construction and has a long history with the construction sector and understands the industry well. His extensive expertise in the building and construction industry includes:

  • Project structuring, tender strategy and risk management;
  • Contracting and procurement (including supply, D&C, EPC and O&M) in the construction, renewables and mining, schools and hospitals sectors;
  • Public Private Partnerships (PPPs);
  • Infrastructure agreements, joint ventures and development management agreements;
  • Claims, management and contract administration;
  • Construction dispute resolution, mediation, expert determination adjudication and arbitration;
  • Industry “peak” body facilitation workshops and strategic advice;
  • Deputations to government and Ministers on law and building industry reform;
  • Industrial relations advice; and
  • Property, planning and environmental advice.

Ross is a Grade 1 Arbitrator, National Chair of the Law Council of Australia Business Law Section Construction & Infrastructure Law Committee and Chair of the Queensland Law Society Construction Law Committee. Ross has been named in Best Lawyers™ Australia as one of Australia’s best lawyers in the Construction/Infrastructure Law category.

Experience

Ross’ experience includes advising:

  • A European joint venture on the construction of 100MW solar power station, including project management advice and interfacing with indigenous landholders;
  • A confidential client in relation to 10MTPA steel refinery and PCI plant upgrades, including feasibility of the project with its Chinese designers;
  • A national major head contractor in relation to feasibility and ECI for FSRU import terminal project;
  • A confidential client on developing a PPP bid to government and coordinating bid team for ship lifter facility, including development of a suite of documents for activation on successful appointment of the project;
  • A major earthworks contractor and, subsequently, structural contractor and heavy engineering major contractor for power station super structure;
  • A statutory body created for the development of 5 inner city precincts surrounding high capacity rail stations;
  • Nyrstar’s Port Pirie Smelter on the project management for design and construction of partially government funded lead and zinc processing plant;
  • A major gas resources client on the development of alliance agreement and contractual documents for foundations work on $186 million LNG project;
  • The statutory body created for the Clem7 tunnel on providing management advice;
  • The Principal in relation to a managing contractor contract for stage two of an $84 million private hospital development inclusive of interface works and an early works package; and
  • Major head contractor on ECI and D&C contract for $450 million greenhouse medicinal cannabis processing facility and associated infrastructure in Queensland.

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