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Avendra Singh is a partner in the firm’s Infrastructure & Projects group. He is also a member of our dispute resolution team, which is ranked in tier 2 in the 2020 edition of The Legal 500 Asia Pacific.
Avendra has a multijurisdictional, contentious and non-contentious practice that has covered urban renewal, residential and commercial property, public utilities (electricity, water and sewerage), public infrastructure (airports, rail, roads, bridges, jetties and sports stadiums) representing major developers, public and private owners, design consultants, project managers, contractors and subcontractors.
Avendra speaks regularly on new developments and issues affecting the projects and construction sector. He was invited by ADB to present a paper on the issues governing the conduct of arbitrations under the UNCITRAL Model Law in the Asia-Pacific region.
He participated in 2 panel discussions in 2019 with leading experts on the recent defective building and cladding criss.
Representing the Kingdom of Spain in enforcement proceedings concerning renewable energy projects under Investment Convention ICSID arbitrations.
Lead legal adviser to developer in the construction of this large-scale 6,500sq metre mixed-used urban renewal carried out between 2007 and 2019.
Represented joint venture including a global infrastructure company in the upgrade of a major roadway in Sydney’s northern suburbs. Advice included strategies for completion of the project, termination of a major subcontractor and dispute resolution.
Representing public roads authority in a major $100m+ dispute with an international engineering company regarding failures in the standards of professional service provided in the management of the national road network. The case involved litigation in Court as well as arbitration under the Model Law.
Successfully defended a multimillion dollar adjudication application in the INPEX project.
Leading construction and infrastructure lawyer
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