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Squires builds Sydney team

Squires builds Sydney team

Avendra Singh has joined Squire Sanders as a construction partner in Sydney.

Singh, who has more than 27 years’ experience in construction and projects law, joined the firm from Colin Biggers & Paisley.

Singh has extensive experience in advising on the structuring and delivery of projects and the negotiation, drafting and administration of contracts. He has advised on major transportation, infrastructure and communications projects, together with residential and commercial developments.

He recently advised on the $2 billion upgrade of Sydney Airport, the redevelopment of the Royal Agricultural Showground at Olympic Park, and the creation of the Collins Square Precinct at Docklands in Melbourne.

Partner Greg Steinepreis, who heads the construction team in Australia, commented: “Avendra is a key addition to our practice. His experience complements that of the existing team, which has a track record in advising on major public infrastructure projects and urban redevelopment.”

Singh also brings considerable experience in claims management and dispute resolution. He has conducted litigation resulting in major decisions affecting the operation of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act.

“Avendra is held in high regard by his clients for his technical expertise and practical approach to dispute resolution. We’re delighted to welcome him to the firm,” said litigation and major projects partner Cris Cureton.

Singh is the fourth partner to join Squires in Australia in the past six months, following the recent arrival of Campbell Davidson, Richard Horton and Cris Cureton. The firm now has 16 partners across its Perth and Sydney offices.

John Poulsen, Squires’ managing partner in Australia, said: “We have very ambitious plans to build on our existing expertise in core practices such as construction, projects and infrastructure, and Avendra is a very important part of that strategy.”

Squires also recently hired senior financial services lawyer Josh Clarke as an Of Counsel in its Perth office.

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