Norton Rose Fulbright adds new Brisbane partner
Norton Rose Fulbright has announced that a new partner will join in on the firm’s construction, major projects and government practice in the Brisbane office.
Appointed to partner, Ren Niemann has developed extensive experience in infrastructure, procurement and major projects across all sectors including defence, transport, health, education, waste, water and telecommunications.
Throughout his career, he has developed a reputation as an adviser to the Queensland government, government-owned entities and agencies, and major councils, and also acts for a range of large infrastructure, mining and property companies and financiers.
Norton Rose Fulbright managing partner in Australia Wayne Spanner commented: “We have been investing in support for our government, major infrastructure and construction clients for some time now in response to growing demands from those clients for advice and an increase in major projects."
“Ren will be an important addition to our Queensland government, projects and construction and engineering teams, and his strong track record advising large government and corporate clients and diverse expertise and skills will bolster our Brisbane office in particular.”
Mr Niemann will join in April from McCullough Robertson in Brisbane, where he has been a partner and was the national head of government services and lead partner for the Queensland government. Prior to that, he was a partner at Allens in Brisbane and Sydney.
Mr Niemann’s recent projects include advising QIC on the divestment of Queensland Motorways, Department of Main Roads (Western Australia) on a major rail project, Rio Tinto on the Simandou and Oyu Tolgoi projects and advising financiers on the successful Wiri Prison’s bid.
“There has been a groundswell of activity in recent years across defence, transport, health, education, renewables, waste and water, and social infrastructure, which is expected to continue,” Mr Niemann said.
“In that time I have been fortunate to support major clients across all of these industries and sectors, while working closely with state and local governments across Queensland, NSW and the Northern Territory. I look forward to the additional support I can bring to these clients at Norton Rose Fulbright, with its strong and growing national government, projects and construction teams.”