Mark Montag | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Mark Montag
Mark Montag

Mark Montag

Counsel, Melbourne

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Overview

Mark has extensive experience in the delivery of major projects, particularly in the energy, infrastructure and transport sectors.

He regularly acts for corporate and government clients in relation to the development and financing of a wide range of major infrastructure and construction projects. He works throughout Australia and internationally in Asia and Latin America, in the transport, energy, infrastructure, power and resources sectors.

He advises on a range of project contracts from all forms of design and construct contracts, engineering, procurement and construction contracts, split ‘EPC’ contracts, equipment supply contracts, operation and maintenance agreements, alliance agreements, power purchase agreements, off-take agreements and joint venture agreements.

In a prior role, he assisted clients in the successful delivery of:

  • the largest wind farm in the Philippines being the US$315 million ECA-backed 150MW Burgos Wind Farm in the Philippines which was awarded ‘Renewables Deal of the Year’ by PFI in 2014
  • the Boco Rock Wind Farm in NSW which was awarded the “Asia Pacific: Wind Deal of the Year 2013” by Project Finance International in April 2014

Mark is a Counsel in the Firm's Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance Group, a global team dedicated to providing business and strategic advice to clients regarding financing transactions, which enable the completion of major projects.

Bars and Courts

  • Supreme Court of Victoria
  • High Court of Australia

Education

  • LLB (Hons), Monash University
  • BSc, Monash University

Languages

  • English

Experience

Burgos Wind Farm*

Acted for Energy Development Corporation in relation to the US$315 million ECA-backed financing and development of the 150MW Burgos Wind Farm in the Philippines and associated project agreements. This project was awarded 'Asia-Pacific Renewables Deal of the Year' by PFI.

Boco Rock Wind Farm*

Acted for GE Energy Financial Services Inc and Continental Wind Partners in relation to the 270 MW Boco Rock Wind Farm in New South Wales. This project was awarded the "Asia Pacific: Wind Deal of the Year 2013" by Project Finance International in April 2014.

Taralga Wind Farm*

Acted for ANZ on the 107MW Taralga Wind Farm in New South Wales.

Melbourne Metro Rail Authority*

Acted for the Melbourne Metro Rail Authority in relation to procurement strategies and the preparation of project documentation in relation to various packages, including the Rail Systems Alliance and the Rail Infrastructure Alliance.

Philippine Power Project*

Acted for the First Gen Corporation in relation to the development of a 97MW gas-fired peaking power station in Batangas, Philippines.

MMG Mining Projects*

Acted for MMG in relation to projects at its Kinsevere mine in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and for Lane Xang Minerals Limited in relation to an upgrade project at its Sepon mine in Laos and power purchase arrangements.

Cheves Hydro Power Project*

Acted for SN Power in relation to the 168MW Cheves hydro power plant in Peru.

Chilean Hydro Power Projects*

Acted for Pacific Hydro in relation to the 110MW Chacayes hydro power plant in Chile and the joint venture (between Pacific Hydro and Statkraft Norfund Power Invest) in relation to the development of the US$260 million 155MW La Higuera and US$350 million 158MW La Confluencia hydro power projects in Chile.

Uranquinty Power Station*

Acted for Wambo Power Ventures (a joint venture between ERM Power and Babcock & Brown) in relation to the development of a 600MW gas-fired peaking power station in Uranquinty, New South Wales.

Neerabup Power Station*

Acted for ERM Power and Babcock & Brown in relation to the development of a 300MW gas-fired peaking power station in Neerabup, Western Australia.

Braemar Power Station*

Acted for ERM Power and Arrow Energy in relation to the 450MW Stage 2 development of the Braemar gas-fired power station in Queensland.

*Experience gained in a previous role