Andrew is a Senior Associate in the White & Case Sydney office. He specialises in disputes in the energy, infrastructure and mining sectors.
Andrew has a particular interest in the renewable energy industry, and has experience advising and acting for renewable energy companies in relation to contractual disputes, and regulatory investigations and proceedings.
Andrew has extensive experience advising and acting for public companies and government departments in relation to the exercise of statutory powers in the context of projects in the energy, infrastructure and mining sectors.
Andrew also has experience acting for publicly listed companies and government departments in public inquiries and royal commissions.
Andrew's experience includes acting for clients in arbitrations, expert determination processes, judicial proceedings, mediations, and security of payment applications. He has acted for and advised clients in relation to disputes arising out of bespoke and standard form construction contracts, power purchase agreements, services agreements, long-term lease agreements, joint venture agreements and facilities management agreements.
Prior to joining White & Case, Andrew worked at the State Solicitor's Office for Western Australia for 6 years, and was a Senior Associate at Herbert Smith Freehills.
Acting for a publicly listed rail freight company in relation to proceedings commenced in the Supreme Court of New South Wales. The matter concerns complex contractual disputes and complex issues of expert evidence.
Advising a government department in relation to the exercise of Ministerial powers under applicable electricity, environmental, and mining and development legislation. This matter concerned complex administrative law issues, in the context of securing critical energy infrastructure.
Advising a renewable energy company in relation to an investigation and potential regulatory proceedings under the National Electricity Rules.
Advising a NASDAQ listed company in relation to a dispute concerning alleged breaches of confidence, copyright infringements and breaches of the Australian Consumer Law.
Acting for a renewable energy generator in relation to civil penalty proceedings commenced by the Australian Energy Regulator under the National Electricity Rules arising out of the 2016 black system event in South Australia.*
A secondment with an electricity distribution network service provider, which involved managing numerous disputes arising out of construction and maintenance contracts, as well as various investigations and disputes with regulatory bodies.*
Acting for a renewable energy generator in relation to a dispute with landowners in rural New South Wales concerning the construction and operation of a wind farm.*
Acting for an electricity distribution network service provider in relation to the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements.*
Acting for a federal government agency in relation to a dispute arising out of a large-scale residential housing project.*
Acting for a government department in relation to disputes arising under an EPC contract and a facilities management agreement for the construction and operation of a hospital.*
*Experience prior to joining White & Case
Silent parties to arbitration: does Rinehart v Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd open the door for more third-party claims in arbitral proceedings?' (2020) 30 Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal 154
'High Court of Australia Rules on Interpretation of Arbitration Clauses' (2019) 21 Resolution: New Zealand Dispute Resolution Centre 33