Donovan Ang

Associate, Melbourne



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 AUD 6 billion ANZAC Ship Project and the AUD 3 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.

Clients comment that: "Donovan is a rare case of a lawyer with an engineering background, making him well placed to advise on renewables infrastructure projects. He is very diligent, with strong attention to detail.'" (The Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2022)

Bars and Courts
High Court of Australia
Monash University
College of Law
BEng (Aerospace)
RMIT University
BAppSci (Aviation)
RMIT University


The sponsors in relation to the development of the Star of the South project, Australia's first offshore wind project.

Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) in its approx. US$590 million acquisition of a 29.4 percent interest in the Hai Long offshore wind project in Taiwan from Northland Power, a Canadian-listed renewable power producer.

The sponsors on the development and project financing of the 99 MW Jeonnam offshore wind project in Sinan County in Jeonnam Province, South Korea. This project is the first non-recourse project financed offshore wind farm in South Korea.

A confidential developer on the 136 MW Dongnam offshore wind project located approx. 10 kilometres northeast of the city of Ulsan, South Korea.

The sponsors, China Steel Corporation and Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (through its Copenhagen Infrastructure IV fund), on the development and NTD 45 billion (US$ 1.6 billion) project financing of the 298MW Zhong Neng offshore wind project located off the coast of Changhua County, Taiwan. This is the first time an offshore wind project in Taiwan has been financed primarily by Taiwanese state owned and commercial banks, making it a watershed project for the Taiwan offshore wind sector.

Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) on the development, equity sale process and US$3 billion (NT$90 billion) financing of the 589 MW Changfang and Xidao (CFXD) offshore wind project in Taiwan. This deal won "Asia Pacific Project Finance Deal of the Year 2020" by IJGlobal Awards, "Asia Pacific Renewable Deal of the Year 2020" by PFI Awards, "Project Finance Deal of the Year 2020" by FinanceAsia Achievement Awards and "Project Finance Deal of the Year 2021" by IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards.

The lenders on the €2.7 billion (NT$94 billion) financing of wpd's 640 MW Yunlin offshore wind project in Taiwan. The lender group includes multiple export credit agencies and a large syndicate of international and Taiwanese commercial banks. This deal won "Asia Pacific Renewable Deal of the Year 2019" by PFI Awards, "Asia Pacific Offshore Wind Deal of the Year 2019" by IJGlobal Awards, "Overall ECA-backed Deal of the Year 2019" by TXF Awards, "Project Finance Deal of the Year 2019" by FinanceAsia Achievement Awards, and "Energy and Infrastructure Project of the Year 2020" by Asia Legal Awards.

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 farm project in Taiwan.

The financiers on wpd's aborted 360 MW Guanyin offshore wind project in Taiwan, including in relation to the prospective project contract procurement strategy.

The sponsors in relation to the development of the Star of the South project, Australia's first offshore wind project.

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.

ESCO Pacific in relation to development of the 110 MW Rollingstone solar farm in Queensland, Australia.

A confidential bidder in relation to the acquisition of a gold mining project in Armenia.

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 respect of their unsolicited proposal in relation to the AUD2.5 billion Cranbourne Pakenham Rail Corridor Project. This project relates to the delivery of 25 high capacity trains, high capacity signalling, grade separations at level crossings, power upgrades and a new train maintenance depot on the Dandenong corridor in Victoria, Australia.*

Leighton Holdings in relation to their AUD1.15 billion sale of John Holland to CCCC International Holding Limited.*

Programmed Facility Management in relation to its services subcontracts on the second New Zealand Schools PPP Project.*

The lenders in relation to the refinancing of the 850 MW Millmerran power station in Australia.*
A major developer on a AUD550 million mixed use office, hotel and retail development in the Melbourne central business district.*

Scape Australia on the development of various high rise student accommodation facilities in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.*

*Experience prior to joining White & Case

Awards and Recognition

Chartered Professional Engineer (CPEng)