Irene Wales has more than 20 years' experience as a construction lawyer, practising in both Hong Kong and Sydney.  She has extensive experience in building and infrastructure projects as well as in facilities management and is an accomplished negotiator.

Her 10 years of arbitration and litigation experience gained early in her career make her ideally suited to advising clients on risk allocation and contract drafting issues at the time of negotiating contracts.

Irene's clients include major corporates in a wide range of industries, as well as statutory authorities, financial institutions, developers, contractors and consultants. She has advised on projects both in Australia and internationally, including projects in Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Bangkok and the Philippines.

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Construction and Major Projects

Roads and Traffic Authority: Drafting construction management contract for fit-out of new premises.


Department of Health (NSW):
Advising on drafting of construction contract for re-development of Liverpool Hospital.


Far East Development Corporation:
Drafting and negotiating construction of major residential and commercial development on the Yarra River, Melbourne.


Macquarie University:
Acting on various aspects of the University's procurement of the construction of a private hospital on its campus.


Transport Infrastructure Development Corporation:
Drafting and negotiation of various contracts involved in the Metropolitan Clearways Project.

 

Australian Rail Track Corporation: Advising on and drafting various contracts relating to the construction of the Southern Sydney Freight Line.


RailCorp:
Drafting numerous development agreements between RailCorp and developers whose developments impinge upon or affect RailCorp land or infrastructure.


AMP:
Advising AMP in relation to a number of significant projects, including the Warringah Mall Redevelopment (stages 1 and 2); Angel Place Redevelopment, Sydney; Crossroads Development, Liverpool; Sydney Cove Building Refurbishment; and AMP Tower Refurbishment. 

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