Frank Bannon

Clayton Utz
Partner Sydney

Frank is a well-reputed and skilled specialist who is very personable and transparent in his approach. We have confidence that, with Frank, nothing will slip through the net, that we are a valued client and are being given the best service possible.

– Chambers Asia Pacific, Construction


Market leading back-end construction partner, handling complex, high profile and often multi-jurisdictional disputes relating to major projects, with deep experience in all forms of dispute resolution including litigation, expert determination, and international arbitration.

Notable Work
  • Road projects: acting in relation to multiple road projects including WestConnex, Lane Cove Tunnel,  Cross-City Tunnel and several sections of the Pacific Highway Upgrade.
  • Rolling stock procurements: acting in relation to multiple rolling stock procurements including Outer Suburban Rail Cars, Hunter RailCars, Tangaras, Waratahs, Sydney Growth Trains and Regional Rail.
  • Rail projects: acting in in relation to multiple rail projects including Sydney Metro, Epping to Chatswood Rail Link, Chatswood and Parramatta Transport Interchanges.
  • Mining and energy projects: acting in relation to several coal, gas, Liquidifed Natural Gas (LNG) and biomass power generation facilities (Sithe, Osborn, AGL, WR Carpenter, Alstom, Integral Energy, Ausgrid, Bechtel).
  • Renewable energy disputes: acting in relation claims and disputes concerning wind and solar renewable energy projects including for Siemens in relation to the Bulgana Wind Farm project in Victoria.
  • Healthcare project litigation: acting in relation to significant claims and disputes regarding hospital projects including Royal North Hospital, Sutherland Shire Hospital, Burnie Hospital and Newcastle Mater Hospital.
  • Water projects: acting in relation to several water projects including the Biosolid Facility at North Head, Water Treatment Plants in South Australia and Victoria and the Replacement Flows Project in NSW.
  • Real estate and development disputes: acting in relation to multiple commercial and residential projects, including hotels, offices, airports, universities, shopping centres, mixed use developments.
  • Combustible cladding litigation: acting in relation to claims in respect of combustible cladding in relation to residential, commercial, hospitals and universities.
  • International arbitrations: acting in relation to international arbitrations including advice, representation, settlement, recognition and enforcement (including in relation to projects and proceedings in Asia, Europe and the USA).
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