Will Coulthard Partner

Meet Will

Will is a construction and infrastructure lawyer specialising in energy and resources and public infrastructure.

He advises principals and contractors in relation to all aspects of projects, including the drafting, tendering, negotiations, administration and dispute resolution associated with construction and infrastructure contracts.

Will has worked on some of Australia’s largest energy and resource projects, including the construction of onshore and offshore LNG facilities, iron ore, nickel, gold, molybdenum, copper and mineral sands processing plants, power stations, port facilities and other associated infrastructure. Will has also advised on projects in Ghana, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Brunei, Bangladesh, Vietnam, the United Kingdom and Brazil.

Will has been recognised in Best Lawyers Australia in the areas of Construction and Infrastructure Law and Litigation since 2014 and Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession as a leading construction lawyer, Perth, 2016.

Experience

Recognition

Listed as a leading lawyer in Construction/Infrastructure Law
Best Lawyers Australia 2014 - 2020
Listed as a leading lawyer in Litigation
Best Lawyers Australia, 2016 - 2020

Career & qualifications

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) (Honours), Monash University
  • Bachelor of Law (Hons), Murdoch University

Memberships

  • Society of Construction Law Australia

International Experience

Will has negotiated contracts for oil and gas, resources and infrastructure projects in Ghana, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Zambia, Indonesia, Brunei, South Korea, Bangladesh, Vietnam, the Philippines and Brazil. Will has worked as a civil engineer in Singapore and London.

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