John has extensive experience as lead adviser to the public and private sectors on major projects.
He led the legal function on Melbourne Citylink and EastLink tollways, the Brisbane Airport Link, the Melbourne Convention Centre, the South Australia Desalination Project, South Australia Schools, and the Victorian Desalination Projects.
John also led the legal team on the review and subsequent reform of the Victorian gambling industry and led the competitive relicensing process for the industry.
He also was lead advisor to the State of Victoria on the restructure of the Hopkins Prison Project (Ararat) caused by builder failure.
John has previously held the position of Chairman of the Transport Accident Commission and chair of the Responsible Gambling Ministerial Advisory Council. He is a director of WorkSafe, was the Inaugural Chairman, and since 2008 has been a member the Regulatory Policy Taskforce for Infrastructure Partnerships Australia. John is Chairman of the Commonwealth Statutory Authority and a member of the Panel of Senior Experts to Promote Infrastructure PPPs in the Asia-Pacific Economic Community (APEC/APEC Business Advisory Council sponsored).
Leading Lawyer – Infrastructure
Leading Lawyer – Government
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Best Lawyer – Government Practice
Best Lawyer – Water Law
Best Lawyer – Construction/Infrastructure Law
Best Lawyer – Project Finance and Development Practice
Very well-regarded on infrastructure projects ... a big presence in government
Clients highlight John Walter's deep knowledge, formed over 30 years of practice, saying: His advice is extremely well regarded by the government. He is so effective, our department has confidence in his advice and we frequently get second opinions from him on challenging matters
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