Federal, state and local governments are under increasing pressure to deliver projects and policy initiatives with greater efficiencies while meeting social, economic and political demands.
We understand the challenges and complexities that accompany governmental decision-making at every level, and work with government departments and agencies across Australia to provide accurate, timely and responsive legal and strategic advice.
Our team are trusted advisors to government on a broad range of issues and projects, including complex litigation, whole-of-government procurement, and infrastructure delivery through Public Private Partnerships. We advise on all areas of law impacting the public sector, including administrative law, statutory interpretation, contracts and major projects, industrial and employee relations, taxation, and consumer and competition law.
We have also played significant roles on numerous Royal Commissions and inquiries over many years.
Drawing on our significant experience advising both government and private sector clients in their dealings with government, we partner with departments and agencies to ensure their policy and strategic objectives are met and their legal and political risk is minimised.
"the ability, on such a diverse project, to have one provider who can provide all the advice - this was such a strength."
Advised the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads on the A$1 billion light rail project for the Gold Coast from inception of the project at the business case stage, through procurement as a PPP to final negotiation of the commercial arrangements and negotiation and implementation of Stage 2.
Advised the State of Queensland on its competitive global procurement process and project documentation for the roll out of an innovative a new public transport ticketing system for Queensland. The successful tenderer and current go card operator, Cubic Transportation Systems, will deliver the new system in South East Queensland and in 18 regional areas.
Acting for the Australian Government in four heavily fought and ground-breaking claims (valued together at more than A$750 million) brought by the Government against global pharmaceutical companies, arising from delays in competition for blockbuster medicines in the Australian market.
Advised the Victorian Government in relation to all aspects of the Victorian Schools PPP Project. This included advising on the bidding process and contract development (including EOI and RFBB and other project documentation), bid evaluation and contract negotiation and the provision of general advice regarding legal and commercial issues as they arose.
Corrs acted for Transport for NSW regarding its acquisition of land for the $2.4 billion Parramatta Light Rail – Stage 1 project. The acquisitions were largely undertaken via negotiated agreements with land owners and required Corrs to advise on issues relevant to the acquisition of strata scheme land in accordance with the Land Acquisition (Just Terms Compensation) Act 1991 (NSW).