Steven Power

Clayton Utz
Partner Canberra

Steven Power is a terrific, commercial lawyer, and specialist in public sector procurement issues who is often engaged on mandates concerning major infrastructure or equipment projects. Clients appreciate his combination of approachability with deep subject matter knowledge and the efficient delivery of to-the-point advice. Steven is particularly respected for his experience acting for the Department of Defence which he assists in relation to procurement matters.

– Chambers Asia Pacific


A leading adviser to Government on procurement and contracting, particularly in relation to the acquisition and sustainment of Defence materiel and the provision of services to Defence.

Steve has a deep understanding of how to structure procurement processes, optimise delivery models and implement pricing models.

Notable Work
  • Defence:
    • acted on the sustainment and life of type extension of the Collins Class Submarines.
    • acted on the Attack Class Submarine Program and the subsequent termination of that Program.
    • acted on a number of significant contract disputes, remediations and terminations.
    • acted on the procurement of the Guardian Class Patrol Boats.
    • acted on the procurement of the Supply class Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment ships.
    • acted on the procurement of the Helicopter Aircrew Training System.
    • acted on the establishment of the Fleet Marine Services Contract.
    • acted on the maintenance of the suite of contracting templates (ASDEFCON) and the development of procurement policy and guidance.
    • acted on a range of transport and logistics contracts.
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