Michael Copeland

Senior Associate

About Michael

Michael specialises in construction, infrastructure and projects and has transactional experience in the construction sector in both Australia and New Zealand. He acts for government departments, property developers, construction companies and local authorities. Michael has been involved in a variety of project delivery models, from traditional procurement to design and construct projects, services agreements, and Public Private Partnerships. He advises clients primarily on procurement, contract negotiation and drafting, and contract administration.


  • South Australian Schools II PPP

    Acting for Watpac Construction advising on all stages of its tender as the design and construction contractor bidding with HRL Morrisons, Planum Partners and Spotless for the financing, design, construction and maintenance of two new year 0-12 schools outside of Adelaide worth approximately $260 million.

  • Gunnedah Solar Farm

    Acting for a contractor bidding to engineer, procure and construct a solar farm in regional NSW.

  • Cross River Rail PPP

    Advising bidding design and construction joint venture comprising Lendlease and John Holland in its bid for this $5 billion project in Brisbane.

  • Monash Freeway Upgrade (Stage 2)

    Advising bidding design and construction contractor Lendlease in its bid for this $750 million infrastructure project in south-east Melbourne.

  • Melbourne Square

    Advising OSK Group on its procurement strategy and the appointment and novation of consultants for Stage 1 and Stage 2 of its $3 billion mixed-use Melbourne Square project in Southbank.

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