Chris Slocombe

Clayton Utz
Partner Brisbane

He drafts beautiful contracts. Everybody here likes him and trusts him

–Client (General Counsel) quote, Thomson Reuters' Stand Out Lawyers

Chris is regarded by his clients as an excellent technical lawyer with a strong grasp of the commercial dynamics involved in the delivery of major projects. With over two decades of experience practising in construction law across Australia and the UK, Chris offers his clients market-leading experience documenting the full spectrum of project delivery models, making him a sought-after advisor to government and private sector clients on a diverse range of major projects, including in the water, renewable energy, transport infrastructure and mining sectors.
Notable Work
  • Brisbane City Council: advising on the circa $1 billion Brisbane Metro Project involving the procurement of the key packages of Brisbane City Council's most significant and high-profile project.
  • Sydney Water Corporation: advising on it is innovative "Partnering 4 Success initiative", through which Sydney Water will deliver all of its capital upgrade works, routine maintenance and facilities management (a total estimated value of $5 billion) for a 10 year period.
  • Squadron Energy: advising on the development of the Dubbo Firming Power Station Project, which is a proposed firming power station capable of using hydrogen, biofuels and hydrogen gas blends. 
  • Stanwell Corporation: advising in connection with the development of two large-scale battery energy storage system projects in the Southern Renewable Energy Zone and the Central Renewable Energy Zone in Queensland.
  • Brisbane City Council: advising on the procurement of the Kangaroo Point Green Bridge Project.
  • Squadron Energy: advising in connection with the development of a gas fired "peaker" power station in NSW, including power station D&C, major equipment supply and associated transmission infrastructure to be delivered on a build, own operate basis.
  • Sydney Water Corporation: advising on the procurement of the North West Treatment Hub, which involves significant brownfield works to link the Castle Hill Water Recycling Plant, the Rouse Hill Water Recycling Plant and the Riverstone Wastewater Treatment Plant.
  • Squadron Energy: advising in connection with the delivery of Stage 1 of the Clarke Creek Wind Farm Project.
  • NEC4 contracts: Chris is recognised as the market-leader in the implementation of NEC4 contracts in Australia. Chris led the team that advised Sydney Water Corporation on the large-scale implementation of NEC4 on its "Partnering for Success" Initiative, and has since advices Sydney Water Corporation and other local clients on the implementation of NEC4.
  • Queensland Hydro: advising on the exploratory and enabling works associated with the Borumbah Pumped Hydro Energy Storage Project.
  • Brisbane Airport Corporation: advising on the development of the Brisbane Airport Terminal 3 Program.
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