Construction and infrastructure


Napier, Bill

Acting National Leader and Chief Counsel Commercial

Reid PSM, Cathy

Deputy Chief Counsel Commercial

We understand that when government engages in construction and infrastructure projects, usual commercial dynamics are changed. We are uniquely placed to support government clients, regardless of the scale and scope of your project or the role the Commonwealth will play.

What sets us apart is our unique multi-disciplinary understanding of the frameworks, obligations and risk tolerances of government agencies and of the private sector. We can advise on project procurement, debt and equity funding, project documentation, the exercise of statutory powers and regulatory issues, as well as the often complex intersections between Commonwealth and State or Territory legislative and regulatory regimes.

Many of our senior practitioners have extensive public and private practice experience. We offer strategic insights to achieve optimal commercial outcomes for all stakeholders. And we understand how best to allocate and mitigate risk, because of our 360-degree understanding of both the private and public sectors.

We support you on innovative and market-leading procurement and funding/financing methods, while maintaining the highest standards of probity and accountability. We provide solutions that will withstand robust internal and external scrutiny. We understand all contexts in which Commonwealth construction and infrastructure projects occur.

We do not act for other parties in construction and infrastructure transactions, such as developers, contractors, State and Territory governments or financiers, so we will never be commercially conflicted. Our advice will always be driven by obtaining the best value for government through achieving alignment with the private sector. Where disputes do arise, we have a team of experts with unmatched litigation experience on behalf of government.

We are a truly national practice. Our footprint mirrors the Commonwealth's. We have practitioners who are experts in working in every jurisdiction to advise you on the application of local practices and regulatory requirements as they relate to your project.

AGS brings a truly whole-of-project approach to its construction and infrastructure work, and we support you proactively and strategically to help you achieve your goals.