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Assisting on whole of government technology agreements November 2, 2017

Maddocks advised the Commonwealth Government’s Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) on its whole of government purchasing agreement with SAP. The DTA was set up in 2015 to assist government departments and agencies with digital transformation and … Continued

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Winner of the first William Ah Ket Scholarship announced November 21, 2017

Tuesday 21 November 2017 A solicitor in a Victorian government agency is the first winner of the William Ah Ket Scholarship, a $5,000 prize named after the first barrister of Chinese heritage in Australia. K … Continued

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Encouraging positive and masking negative reviews – Lessons from ACCC v Meriton November 24, 2017

Following our report from November last year, The Federal Court has found that Meriton Serviced Apartments (Meriton) engaged in misleading and deceptive conduct in circumstances where it adopted a scheme preventing unfavourable reviews for its properties … Continued

Shane Ridley Consultant

Background

Shane has more than 14 years experience in construction, projects, infrastructure and property.

Shane has acted for government departments, statutory authorities, local governments, corporations, developers, contractors and consortiums.

Shane has undertaken numerous secondments at Maddocks’ clients or affiliates, including six months in the Partnerships Victoria unit at the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance, 3 months at Veolia Water, 3 months in the bid office at AquaSure (the successful consortia for the Melbourne Desalination Plan) and one year at Maddocks’ associate firm in Scotland, MacRoberts, where Shane primarily worked upon a number of public private partnership projects.

Legal Expertise

  • Construction Engineering and Infrastructure
  • Commercial law, (including tender documents, contract, public/private partnerships)
  • Drafting and negotiating tender documentation and construction and related contracts
  • Advising on risk mitigation strategies for project delivery
  • PPP / PFI

Relevant Experience

  • Sydney Metro Network Stage 1 (Rozelle – Central) –advising the design and construct contractor on all documentation associated with design and development of this $8 to 10 billion upgrade of Sydney’s metropolitan rail network.
  • Melbourne Desalination Plant – secondment to the successful Thiess/Degremont bid for the Melbourne Desalination Project.  Shane’s role related mainly to all of the operational and maintenance aspects of the project including the negotiation of the O&M Contract
  • Victorian Department of Human Services –drafting a suite of construction and consultancy agreement contracts.
  • Adelaide Desalination Project – advising the D&C/O&M JV in relation to the bid for the Design, Build, Operation and Maintenance of the project
  • GPT – drafting and negotiating a series of consultancy agreements, ECI contracts and design and construction contract for the redevelopment of various shopping centres
  • Peninsula Link – advising a joint venture partner from an unsuccessful consortia for this $759 million Victorian Roads project on construction related documentation.
  • Addiewell Prisons PFI Project, Scotland – advising the successful bidder for the design, construction, financing and operation of a new 700 cell prison.
  • Argyll and Bute Schools PFI Project – £90 million project which involved the design, construction and maintenance for a 30 year period of 10 new build educational facilities across 5 sites in Scotland.
  • Victorian Correctional Facilities Partnerships Victoria Project ($300 million) – acting for the successful consortium led by Bilfinger Berger BOT for this Project being undertaken by Department of Justice/Correctional Services Victoria.
  • Lane Cove Tunnel PPP Project ($1 billion) – advising Connector Motorways Pty Ltd (formerly the Lane Cove Tunnel Company) on its rights and obligations under both the Project Deed and the Operations and Maintenance Agreement for the $1.5 billion Lane Cover Tunnel Project.
  • Regional Fast Rail Project ($500 million) – advising Freight Australia in relation to its contractual obligations with respect to the Regional Fast Rail project.