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 and tender strategy;
  • Contracting, subcontracting and procurement (including supply, D&C, EPC, O&M and BOOT);
  • Public Private Partnerships (PPPs);
  • Claims, management and contract administration;
  • Infrastructure agreements;
  • Industrial relations advice;
  • Property, planning and environmental advice;
  • Joint ventures;
  • Construction dispute resolution, mediation, expert determination and arbitration;
  • Risk management;
  • Specialist commercial advice;
  • Industry “peak” body facilitation workshops and strategic reporting; and
  • Deputations to government and Ministers on law and building industry reform.

Ross is a graded Arbitrator and Chair of the Law Council and Queensland Law Society Construction Law Committees. He provides specialist commercial advice through industry “peak” body facilitation workshops, including strategic thought processes, provides deputations to government and Ministers on law and building industry reform. He regularly presents at industry seminars and conducts in-house training in project management for the firm’s clients.

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 development of a suite of documents for design and construction of partially government granted 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; and
  • A lead processing plant, the subject of significant government grants to partially fund and generate economic activity, in relation to a several major contracts and consultancy agreements for delivery of the project.

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