Pinsent Masons hires construction partner in Melbourne

02 Mar 2020 | 12:29 pm | 1 min. read

International law firm Pinsent Masons has hired Phillipa Beck to expand the firm's Construction Advisory & Disputes team in Australia.

Phillipa is a construction lawyer advising on project delivery and disputes across the energy and infrastructure sectors in Asia Pacific, including Private Public Partnerships (PPP). She joins from Norton Rose Fulbright.

Matthew Croagh, Head of Pinsent Masons Australia said, "There is a strong and expanding pipeline of major projects across Asia Pacific. Phillipa brings valuable experience that is well suited to our sector-focused approach. Her skills in advising clients on mega projects developing flexible, innovative solutions that provide the foundation for a project's successful delivery will be an asset to the firm."

Phillipa expertise spans risk management, dispute avoidance and all forms of dispute resolution. 

Fraser McMillan, Head of Construction Advisory & Disputes in Australia added, "Australia ranks as a world leader in infrastructure development, but challenges around its ability to meet infrastructure demand is set to intensify. Phillipa has the right skillset to work alongside project teams across the firm supporting clients in finding the right solutions to tackle these challenges; whether that be through joint ventures or other frameworks."

This appointment follows the continued expansion of our infrastructure and energy team in Asia Pacific. Pinsent Masons Australia has more than 100 specialist infrastructure and energy lawyers and business professionals working across our three offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. Recent major projects the firm is advising on in Australia include: the A$11 billion North East Link, Victoria's largest roads project, the East Rockingham Resource Recovery Facility, Australia's second only waste-to-energy project and the Stockyard Wind Farm, the largest wind farm in the South Hemisphere.

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