Michael is a major projects lawyer specialising in the procurement and delivery of construction and infrastructure projects. He has expertise across a range of delivery models, with a particular focus on collaborative forms of contract.
Michael works across sectors including transport, water, mining, energy, renewables and developments. He works on projects across Australia and in Papua New Guinea.
Michael acts for a range of industry participants, including sponsors, financiers, governments, government corporations, developers and contractors.
Doyles Guide lists Michael as a “Construction Law Rising Star”. The Association of Corporate Counsel named Michael its “Young Lawyer of the Year” in 2017.
On the procurement of the ~$2.2 billion Coffs Harbour Bypass Project and the ~$2.1 billion M1 Pacific Motorway Extension to Raymond Terrace (M12RT), each using a collaborative design and construct contract.
On the Paradise Dam Improvement Project, including the wall raising alliance (2022) and the 'essential works' spillway lowering project (2020).
On a ~$1.5 billion mining services agreement with Thiess in relation to the Olive Downs mine in Queensland.
On its bid for the Inland Rail Public Private Partnership (relating to the 128km alignment from Gowrie to Kagaru).
On a program alliance for the Dungowan Dam project and the Wyangala Dam wall raising project.
On the procurement of the ~$350 million Rookwood Weir alliance project and on issues arising during delivery of the project.