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Lauren acts for clients on construction and major infrastructure projects, in particular Lauren has a focus on public private partnerships.
She has acted for project sponsors, lenders and borrowers and subcontractors, as well as government authorities.
Based in the Melbourne office, Lauren is an Associate in the Project Development and Finance Group, a global team dedicated to providing business and strategic advice to clients regarding financing transactions, which enable the completion of major projects.
Advised the Greater Future Partnerships consortium in relation to its bid for the New Grafton Prison PPP Project.
Advised the construction joint venture in relation to the Canberra Metro consortium's successful bid for the Capital Metro PPP project in Canberra.
Acted for Public Transport Victoria on its High Capacity Metro Trains PPP Project, involving the procurement 65 new high capacity metro trains, the construction of a depot and light maintenance facility, maintenance services and private finance.
Advised Transurban on its market led proposal to upgrade and widen CityLink and the Tullamarine Freeway.
Advised the construction joint venture in relation to the Northwest Rapid Transit consortium's successful bid for the North West Rail Link PPP (forming part of the 36km, A$8.3 billion North West Rail Link in NSW).
Represented the lenders in relation to the A$900 million financing of 75 new six car trains and related infrastructure in Queensland, Australia.
Advised the successful NSW Ports consortium on its acquisition of the Port of Botany and Port Kembla in New South Wales for A$5.07 billion. This transaction was awarded Best M&A Deal of the Year at the ASIA MONEY Awards 2013, Asia Pacific Transport Deal of the Year at the PFI Awards 2013, Best M&A Deal and Best Project Finance Deal at FinanceAsia's 2013 Achievement Awards – Australia and New Zealand and M&A Deal of the Year at Australian Financial Review's CFO Awards 2013.
*Experience gained in a previous role.