find the latest legal job
Corporate/Commercial Lawyers (2-5 years PAE)
Category: Corporate and Commercial Law | Location: Adelaide SA 5000
· Specialist commercial law firm · Long-term career progression
View details
Graduate Lawyer / Up to 1.5 yr PAE Lawyer
Category: Personal Injury Law | Location: Brisbane CBD & Inner Suburbs Brisbane QLD
· Mentoring Opportunity in Regional QLD · Personal Injury Law
View details
Corporate and Commercial Partner
Category: Corporate and Commercial Law | Location: Adelaide SA 5000
· Full time · Join a leading Adelaide commercial law firm
View details
In-house Legal Counsel & Commercial Lawyers
Category: Corporate and Commercial Law | Location: All Sydney NSW
· Providing lawyers with flexibility and control over when they work, how they work and who they work for.
View details
In-house Legal Counsel & Commercial Lawyers
Category: Corporate and Commercial Law | Location: All Melbourne VIC
· Providing lawyers with flexibility and control over when they work, how they work and who they work for.
View details
Blakes, Allens, doing it for the kids

Blakes, Allens, doing it for the kids

BLAKE DAWSON has acted for the Children’s Health Partnership consortium in its successful bid for the new Royal Children’s Hospital Project, now Australia’s largest healthcare public-private…

BLAKE DAWSON has acted for the Children’s Health Partnership consortium in its successful bid for the new Royal Children’s Hospital Project, now Australia’s largest healthcare public-private partnership (PPP).

The $1 billion deal will see the hospital become the region’s pre-eminent paediatric teaching hospital, said lead Blakes partner Jeremy King.

Allens Arthur Robinson worked on the finance of the deal, using Sydney partners Richard Gordon and Mark Kidston and senior associate Douglas Fung.

The tertiary paediatric hospital will be the largest health care PPP to be built in Australia and hospital construction due to be completed in 2011. Stage two construction works will extend to 2014.

The Children’s Health Partnership consortium, consisting of Babcock & Brown as sponsor, Bovis Lend Lease as builder and Spotless Group as facilities manager, will be responsible for the financing, design, construction and maintenance of this state-of-the-art facility.

The new hospital aims to be Australia’s first five-star Green Star hospital with a range of green features, including a black water treatment plant, rainwater collection, gas-fired cogeneration plant, solar panels and efficient lighting, heating and cooling systems.

As part of the redevelopment, the consortium will fund and deliver a 90—100-room three-star hotel, childcare centre, expanded food shops, a small supermarket and a gymnasium.

The new hospital will also have a range of interactive playgrounds, a coral reef aquarium, a beanbag theatre, healthy food kitchen and garden, and a state-of-the-art entertainment system with each patient bed.

“The successful bid is a tremendous result for the consortium led by Babcock & Brown. The Blake Dawson team drew on experts from its financial services, construction and infrastructure, real estate, environment, industrial relations and tax teams to analyse the specific legal risks associated with this project and deliver a fair and reasonable risk allocation between all stakeholders,” said Blakes partner King.

“The government tender process moved quickly and efficiently to financial close once two consortia had been short-listed. Given the complexity of the contractual documentation, this was a great achievement for all parties involved, including their advisers, and reflected the importance of this project to the state of Victoria and the wider region,” he said.

King was joined by Blake Dawson senior associate Mark Disney and Stacey Steele, Melbourne partners Bruce Whittaker, Martin Kudnig and Nyla Bacon, Andy Haining, Steve Snow, Kara Vague, Jackie Grant and Liz Hunt.

Like this story? Read more:

QLS condemns actions of disgraced lawyer as ‘stain on the profession’

NSW proposes big justice reforms to target risk of reoffending

The legal budget breakdown 2017

Blakes, Allens, doing it for the kids
lawyersweekly logo
Promoted content
Recommended by Spike Native Network
more from lawyers weekly
Scales of Justice
Dec 15 2017
Timing ‘critical’ in unusual contempt of court ruling
A recent case could have interesting implications for contempt of court rulings, according to a Ferr...
Dec 14 2017
International arbitration and business culture
Promoted by Maxwell Chambers. This article discusses the impact of international arbitration on t...
Papua New Guinea flag
Dec 14 2017
World-first mining case launched in PNG
Citizens of Papua New Guinea have launched landmark legal proceedings against the country’s govern...
APPOINTMENTS
Allens managing partner Richard Spurio, image courtesy Allens' website
Jun 21 2017
Promo season at Allens
A group of lawyers at Allens have received promotions across its PNG and Australian offices. ...
May 11 2017
Partner exits for in-house role
A Victorian lawyer has left the partnership of a national firm to start a new gig with state governm...
Esteban Gomez
May 11 2017
National firm recruits ‘major asset’
A national law firm has announced it has appointed a new corporate partner who brings over 15 years'...
opinion
Nicole Rich
May 16 2017
Access to justice for young transgender Australians
Reform is looming for the process that young transgender Australians and their families must current...
Geoff Roberson
May 11 2017
The lighter side of the law: when law and comedy collide
On the face of it, there doesn’t seem to be much that is amusing about the law, writes Geoff Rober...
Help
May 10 2017
Advocate’s immunity – without fear or without favour but not both
On 29 March 2017, the High Court handed down its decision in David Kendirjian v Eugene Lepore & ...