Brad Strahorn | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice

Brad Strahorn

Partner, Sydney

Overview

Brad Strahorn is a partner in the firm's Global Commercial Litigation Practice. He acts for clients in disputes on major infrastructure projects, across a variety of industries, and he has extensive experience in transportation (road, rail and runways), energy (particularly renewables), building, mining, and oil and gas sectors.

Brad advises clients on conflicts that may emerge throughout a project's life cycle. He provided strategic advice on how to manage construction claims and has experience in projects delivered under a range of project delivery frameworks, including traditional contracting, Alliances and PPPs.

Brad's experience includes litigation, domestic and international arbitrations and expert determinations.

Bars and Courts

  • Supreme Court of New South Wales
  • High Court of Australia

Education

  • Bachelor of Business, University of Southern Queensland
  • Bachelor of Laws, Griffith University
  • Master of Laws, Corporate and Commercial Law, University of Queensland

Languages

  • English

Experience

Port Waratah Coal Services*

Acted for Port Waratah Coal Services in its prosecution of claims in the New South Wales Supreme Court arising from the $100m expansion of its coal loading facilities at Kooragang Island, Port Stevens. The litigation involved disputes regarding the scope of coverage provided by a Contractors All Risk Policy of Insurance, and the liability of design consultants, the EPC Manager and interfacing sub-contractors for their various roles in project delivery.

AirportLink*

Acting for the Thiess and John Holland Joint Venture in various upstream and downstream disputes arising out of the AUD$5 billion AirportLink project. The disputes involved delay and disruption claims arising from alleged acts of prevention by various state authorities during the course of a project delivery, and the prosecution of claims against design consultants for their development of tender and for construction designs for the project.

Transport Project*

Acted for ProjectCo on a significant multi-billion dollar transport project in providing strategic advice regarding their obligations under their upstream and downstream delivery and financing contracts in circumstances of substantial upstream and downstream disputes regarding the entitlements to payment, scope of variation directions, and the application of security of payment processes to a PPP project.

Lendlease Building*

Acted for Lendlease Building in relation to their disputes with AMP Capital in their bid to deliver the Quay Quarter Tower project in Sydney.

Charter Hall*

Acted for Charter Hall in its dispute with the Parramatta City Council in relation to its liability for construction costs under a Project Development Agreement for the completion of a significant residential and commercial development at 1 Parramatta Square in Sydney.

Regional Council*

Acted for regional Local Council in New South Wales in relation to disputes with its O&M Contractor over the construction and operation of a waste treatment facility. The dispute involved allegations of misleading tender procurement processes, the application of local government procurement guidelines, rights and entitlements regarding product pricing and long term maintenance obligations.

LNG Production*

Acted for LNG Production Joint Venture in its dispute with an off-take purchaser under the terms on which an option granted under a gas sale agreement could be exercised.

Japanese trading house*

Acted for a Japanese trading house in an ICC arbitration of disputes arising under its civil works subcontract for the construction of a desalination plant in Kuwait.

Australian D&C Contract*

Acted for an Australian D&C Contractor in numerous disputes of strategic significance in the performance of construction works on a multi-billion dollar off-shore LNG project.

* Experience gained in a previous role