Paul Turner Partner

Paul is an energy and resources and infrastructure lawyer specialising in the fields of energy regulation, property and public sector advice.

His experience includes the negotiation of major construction contracts and associated documentation, public sector asset sales and outsourcing, administrative law challenges and real property development. Recently Paul has focused on structured property transactions and major government outsourcings and restructures.

Paul is recognised as a leading Energy & Natural Resources lawyer by both Best Lawyers Australia and Chambers Asia-Pacific. He is a foundation member of both the Australian Council for Infrastructure Development and the South Australian Infrastructure Development Forum.



Named lawyer of the year for project finance and development practice
Best Lawyers, 2021
Named lawyer of the year for construction/infrastructure law
Best Lawyers, 2020
Named lawyer of the year in energy law
Best Lawyers, 2018
Recognised in construction/infrastructure, energy, project finance and development
Best Lawyers, since 2014
Ranked as a leading energy & natural resources lawyer
Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2013

Career & qualifications


  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Adelaide


  • Law Society of South Australia
  • Law Council of Australia
  • State Chairman, Construction Law Committee (Business Law Section, Law Council of Australia)
  • Australian Council for Infrastructure Development (foundation member)
  • South Australian Infrastructure Development Forum (foundation member)


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