Avendra Singh Partner

Meet Avendra

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.

Experience

General

Kingdom of Spain

Representing the Kingdom of Spain in enforcement proceedings concerning renewable energy projects under Investment Convention ICSID arbitrations.

Central Park, Broadway Sydney

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.

Northern Beaches Connectivity and Enhancement Project

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.

National Roads, Bridges and Jetties

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.

INPEX Project

Successfully defended a multimillion dollar adjudication application in the INPEX project.

Recognition

Leading construction and infrastructure lawyer
Doyle's Guide, 2017-2018

Career & qualifications

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws/Commerce, University of NSW

Memberships 

  • Law Society of New South Wales 

International Experience 

  • Model Law and SIAC arbitrations for Fijian sovereign entities 
  • Represented Fiji Airways in the negotiation and drafting of project documentation for business class lounge (airside) and pilot training facility 
  • Advised developer of Kokomo resort, Fiji

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