We advise principals, developers, contractors, sub-contractors, project managers and consultants on all aspects of commercial construction contracts. We have extensive experience in preparing the full suite of documents relating to construction projects.
Our expertise includes:
Preparation, negotiation and review of construction contracts, including:
Building refurbishments and upgrades
Construction management agreements
Major works and major project agreements
Equipment and plant supply, installation and commissioing agreements
Plant hire agreements
Testing and inspection contracts
Underground and directional drilling contracts
Oil and gas services construction agreements (pipeworks, inspection, upgrade and modification, compressor installation, etc.)
Standards Australia, Masters Builders and HIA contracts
Builder/subcontractor contract reviews
Advising on liquidated damages claims and cancellation fees
Construction insolvency advice
Advising on health and safety issues
Due diligence advice
Advising on construction related insurances
We also advise in relation to construction disputes, including mediation, adjudication and arbitration. To see our experience click here.
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Our notable experience includes:
Acting for Coogee Group - Mitsubishi joint venture for construction and operation of $100m+ Port Bonython diesel fuel terminal, including FEED study, build, terminal services, terminal lease and shareholders agreements
Preparing numerous construction contracts for Craig Mostyn Group, including construction contracts for:
multiple abalone farm extensions in several locations across Australia, including at Australia's largest abalone farm
multistage expansion of Western Australia’s largest pig abattoir, including new buildings and plant upgrades
multistage construction of large commercial piggeries at Mogumber (six large buildings)
multistage expansion of Western Australia’s largest meat and poultry waste rendering facility, including plant upgrades, new water treatment plant and new rendering line
refit of the Group’s head office in Fremantle
Preparing construction contract documents for Tier 1 international data centre operator for multi site upgrade program across Australia
Advising Scott Park Group for many years in relation to corporate and construction matters
Advising subcontractors supplying equipment and services to major resources projects including Inpex Icthys, Rio Tinto (various Pilbara), FMG Cloud Break, BHP Newman, and Main Roads WA projects (various in Western Australia)
Preparing contracts for construction of a grain ship loader and heavy duty hopper, including dealing with cross border payment and security issues
Preparing construction contracts for WA based premium home builder
Preparing joint venture agreement for construction joint venture
Preparing shareholders agreement for home building company
Prepare construct and leaseback agreement for major plant hire company
Advised CCM Group in relation to various construction related matters
Advised Diab Engineering in relation to various construction related matters
Prepared granny flat agreement for various clients
Williams + Hughes has significant experience advising in relation to construction related disputes, payment claims and debt recovery. Click here for more details
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