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As part of White & Case's Environment team Joshua regularly assists both public and private sector clients to navigate their most complex and pressing environmental and social risks. In particular, he regularly advises clients on:
Joshua has a strong commercial focus and deep technical insight (gained through qualifications in environmental engineering, and experience working as a technical environmental advisor at a global sustainability advisory firm). He has experience working across Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe and the Americas.
Wind and hydro asset portfolio sale*
Joshua advised a client on environmental and planning issues associated with its divestment of a portfolio of Australian wind and hydro assets. Joshua provided comprehensive vendor due diligence on a range of assets and also provided advice on managing identified risks within the transaction documentation.
Port of Melbourne Acquisition*
Joshua advised a bidder in relation to environment and planning risks associated with the acquisition of the port. In particular, Joshua worked closely with the environmental consultant to advise the client on historic contamination liability for past land uses and port dredging and dumping and the allocation of that liability in the transaction documents.
Residential property development*
Joshua advised a corporate buyer on all environmental, planning and heritage issues associated with their greenfields acquisition of an 8,000 lot residential sub-division in outer Melbourne.
Melbourne Metro Rail Tunnel Project*
Joshua advised the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority on all environment, planning, land access and acquisition matters. Joshua assisted the Authority to prepare the environmental effects statement and acted at the independent assessment committee hearing into the environmental effects of the project. Joshua is also advising on complex land access and acquisition strategies with respect to the project.
Regional Rail Project*
Joshua advised the Regional Rail Link Authority on the management and resolution of numerous complex compensation claims associated with the Regional Rail Link Project. Joshua engaged and consulted with experts to advise the client on all issues that may impact compensation from engineering, valuation, contamination, native vegetation offsets, planning land use issues and disturbance losses.
Planning appeal (mining)*
Joshua advised a mineral sands miner on its merits appeal to the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal to secure necessary authorisations to facilitate the ongoing disposal of minerals sands by-products and support their continued operations in Victoria.
Wind energy projects*
Joshua advised Union Fenosa, Pacific Hydro and West Wind Energy with respect to their successful development applications for wind farm projects in Victoria, along with associated applications such as transmission lines and terminal stations.
*Experience gained in a previous role.