Angela Jeppesen has more than 10 years' experience advising both Governments and major corporations on the procurement and delivery of large-scale road and rail infrastructure, mining and construction projects from business case development through to delivery.

Through her many years both in private practice and senior in-house roles, Angela has developed an in-depth understanding of the many commercial, policy, regulatory, financial and technical issues faced by government and the private sector, and their complex interaction. Her detailed knowledge of procurement and construction contract models, combined with a strong project management capability, means that she ensures project objectives are achieved. Angela is trusted to provide strong leadership and practical advice.

Angela's expertise also includes developing and implementing procurement processes, documentation and training programs for organisations.

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Construction and Major Projects

Transport projects

Sydney Metro Northwest (A$8 billion): Sydney Metro Northwest will be a new metro rail line constructed in North West Sydney comprising 23 km of rail, 8 new stations and a stabling yard and maintenance depot. Angela advised Transport for NSW on the integration of the Scope and Performance Requirements with the OTS Project Documents during contract finalisation. Following contract close of the OTS PPP, Angela continues to advise TfNSW on the contract administration and delivery aspects for the three main contract packages for OTS, TSC and SVC.

WestConnex: Angela is part of the Clayton Utz team advising RMS on the WestConnex M4 and WestConnex “New M5” projects. In particular, Angela is advising on the integration of the scope documents with the project documentation.

Sydney Light Rail Extension (A$80 million): Angela advised Transport NSW on the procurement of the proposed construction and operation of the extension to the existing Sydney Light Rail and negotiations with the incumbent concessionaire. As joint lead legal adviser she was responsible for strategic advice to government, negotiating the principal construction contract and suite of project documents, and co-ordinating all specialist legal advice.

Sydney Metro Network Stage 1 (Rozelle – Central) (A$5 billion): As a lead member of the Clayton Utz legal team advising on the major contracts procurement, Angela was primarily responsible for project management of the legal services, distilling new issues and managing their optimal resolution, and ensuring the client got relevant, consistent and co-ordinated advice from our specialist sub-teams. Angela was also responsible for the NSW State Government Agency’s in-house legal advice, reporting directly to the executive team.

Airport Link, Northern Busway (Windsor to Kedron), Airport Roundabout Upgrade (A$5 billion):
As part of the core leadership team advising the Queensland State Government on the joint procurement of these projects from business case development through to contract close, Angela had primary carriage of the Request for Proposals documents and responsibility for drafting and negotiating the concession deed and suite of other project documents. These included construction and operation subcontracts, debt and equity financing documents, property leases, intellectual property and stakeholder interface arrangements.

North South Bypass Tunnel (A$2 billion):
Angela was part of the core team advising Brisbane City Council on the 5 km toll road tunnel being delivered as a PPP. She had significant involvement in the evaluation and negotiation of the suite of project documents, project management and co-ordination of the Clayton Utz specialist legal advice.

Energy and resources projects

Vale Australia ‒ Legal Counsel:
Angela was responsible for negotiating construction and procurement contracts and managing contract disputes for exploration, development projects and operational mine sites in Australia and Indonesia for group entities and joint ventures. Angela was also responsible for updating the suite of procurement and construction template contracts and developed and implemented a procurement training program.

Leighton Contractors ‒ Legal Counsel:
Angela was responsible for legal advice to the Northern Region construction division covering all industry areas, including transport, rail, ports and marine, building and new and emerging markets for Queensland, the Northern Territory and Papua New Guinea. She negotiated a number of upstream LNG projects including a $500 million gas gathering construction contract with APLNG as well as various building and construction contracts, subcontracts, asset sale, commercial lease and joint ventures arrangements.

Hancock Alpha Coal Mine Rail Project (A$2.8 billion): Angela advised the Queensland Government on preliminary concession arrangements for the rail development by Hancock Coal of an approximately 495km railway from the proposed Alpha Coal Mine in the Galilee Basin to the port at Abbot Point.

Shaping the infrastructure industry

Infrastructure Australia – National PPP Guidelines – Commercial Principles for Economic Infrastructure: Angela was responsible for drafting, leading workshops and negotiating agreement with the Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments for a draft set of principles for industry consultation and, ultimately, endorsement by the Council of Australian Governments.

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