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PPP to redevelop ACT courts

Andrew Pitney, HWL Ebsworth

Multiple firms have advised on a Public Private Partnership project for the redevelopment of the existing Magistrates Court and development of a new Supreme Court in Canberra.

Firms: HWL Ebsworth (Macquarie Capital/Laing O'Rourke consortium); Clayton Utz (ACT Government); King & Wood Mallesons (financiers); McCullough Robertson (Laing O'Rourke); Herbert Smith Freehills and Mills Oakley (Programmed FM)

Deal: Redevelopment of the existing Magistrates Court and development of a new Supreme Court in ACT through a PPP project.

Value: Undisclosed

Area: Public Private Partnership

Key players: The HWL Ebsworth team was led by partners Andrew Pitney (pictured), Michael Tuckfield and Peter Dreher. They were assisted by special counsel Peter Kay and senior associates Louisa Nuccitelli, Greg Stander and Tim Dorgan.

The Clayton Utz team was led by partner Joanna Pugsley and special counsel Angela Jeppesen.

The KWM team was led by partner Jeff Clark and senior associates Charlie Detmold and Chris Dynon.

Programmed was represented by Zac Kerr of Mills Oakley and Laing O'Rourke was represented by Adam Wallwork of McCullough Robertson.

Deal significance: This project is the first PPP to be awarded in ACT and requires the Consortium to design, construct and finance the redevelopment of the existing Magistrates Court and development of a new Supreme Court and associated facilities in Canberra.

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