Major projects


Our team provides specialist legal services to support the delivery of major infrastructure and construction projects and capital works.

We cover the life cycle of a project from initial structuring and inception through to decommissioning and remediation which includes securing tenure, government funding and private sector financing, tender and procurement, design and construction, operation and maintenance, transportation, haulage and offtake arrangements.

Disputes lawyers within our team include experts in alternative dispute resolution, adjudication, domestic and international arbitration and construction litigation.

The firm operates across a broad range of sectors, including energy & resources, ports, water and waste water, defence, commercial property, higher education, and rail and road transport. Our clients include Australian and international project owners, contractors, financiers and institutional investors, off takers, infrastructure service providers, regulators and government.


Related insights Read more insight

A new Security of Payment regime for Queensland's building & construction industry

The new Act has far-reaching consequences for almost all members of the QLD construction community. Head contractors should familiarise themselves with the new requirements, particularly in...

Striking the right balance

JWS has successfully encouraged a Court decision to strike a balance between a legislative intention and an overall objective to maximise the return for creditors and any return to shareholders.

Managing design risk through ‘fit for purpose’ warranties

Good design is critical to the overall success of any complex engineering or construction project. Sophisticated designs can produce a host of economic, environmental or social benefits, including...