Transport & Logistics

We have exceptional experience and market-leading skills in transport and logistics. Our team has handled more than 2000 port, shipping, logistics, rail and related matters, covering a wide range of corporate, commercial and operational issues across all States of Australia.

Our experience also includes structuring, negotiating and advising on some of the largest and most complex port, logistics and intermodal infrastructure contracts that have been entered into in Australia in recent years.

Our expertise includes:

  • Asset acquisitions and disposals
  • Capital and cost recovery price structuring
  • Complex leasing and licensing agreements
  • Construction, engineering and transport infrastructure developments
  • Contract negotiations and contract dispute resolution strategies
  • Delay cost and delay liability regimes
  • Infrastructure access regimes
  • Port and rail infrastructure delivery models and contract structuring including PPP’s and alliance arrangements
  • Port and transport industry legislation and regulations
  • Port, rail and logistics projects and operations and all areas of associated contracting, and legal risk management
  • Port, terminal and rail owner and operator limitation of liability regimes
  • Port, transport and shipping insurance issues
  • Price review mechanisms
  • Product handling and related issues
  • Service contracts and licences
  • Shipping and maritime matters (including vessel chartering, management, crew, financing and construction)
  • Take-or-pay regimes
  • Tendering and tender risk management
  • Transhipping

Key Contacts

Adam Wallwork, Partner, Thomson Geer
Paul Gribble, Partner, Thomson Geer
Simon Ralton, Partner, Thomson Geer
Jeremy Thom, Special Counsel, Thomson Geer
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