Donovan advises clients on the development and sale of major infrastructure projects across various sectors including, public private partnerships, renewable energy, transport and social infrastructure. Donovan also advises on defence procurement, the development of various commercial and mixed-use building projects and contentious projects and construction related matters.
In addition to his career in law, Donovan has worked as a lead structural engineer on the delivery of some of the largest maritime shipbuilding projects in Australia including the AUD6 billion ANZAC Ship Project and the AUD3 billion Landing Helicopter Dock (LHD) project. Donovan’s engineering background has also proven invaluable in the negotiation of technical legal agreements and in engineering and construction related disputes.
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners on the US$3 billion (NT$90 billion) project financing of the 589 MW Changfang and Xidao (CFXD) offshore wind project in Taiwan.
The export credit agencies and a syndicate of international and Taiwanese commercial banks on the €2.7 billion (NT$94 billion) project financing of wpd’s 640 MW Yunlin offshore wind project in Taiwan.
Transurban in relation to the corporate power purchase agreements for their New South Wales and Queensland assets.
Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners on the acquisition of a 95 percent interest in Swancor Renewable Energy Co. Ltd, including its 25 percent interest in the Formosa 2 offshore wind project in Taiwan.
Transurban in relation to the AUD6.8 billion market led proposal to the Victorian Government to deliver the West Gate Tunnel project in Victoria, Australia.
Australian Naval Infrastructure in relation to the acquisition of key assets and infrastructure in respect of the Osborne Naval Shipbuilding Precinct.
Thiess John Holland in domestic arbitrations arising from alliancing contracts on the AUD5 billion Brisbane Airport Link PPP project.*
Amber Infrastructure on its successful tender for the AUD291 million PPP with the Victorian Government to build and maintain 15 new schools.*
The RTC consortium (MTR Corporation, John Holland and UGL Rail Services) in relation to the AUD2.5 billion Cranbourne Pakenham Rail Corridor Project.*
Leighton Holdings in relation to their AUD1.15 billion sale of John Holland to CCCC International Holding Limited.*
*Experience prior to joining White & Case
Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng)