Areas of Expertise

Construction & Infrastructure, Energy & Resources, Major projects, Telecommunications, Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Franco Aversa specialises in construction and infrastructure law. He advises clients on the negotiation and documentation of major construction and infrastructure projects across sectors including government, public private partnerships, rail, water, mining, telecommunications and renewables.

With qualifications in engineering and law, as well as in-house experience, Franco has significant expertise in major projects and front-end construction law as well as advising on contentious project administration and construction disputes and acting for sponsors/owners, debt financiers, equity participants, contractors and operators.

What others say

"Next Generation Partner, Infrastructure Projects and Construction Law"
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2024
"Franco Aversa is an exceptionally experienced and clever front end infrastructure lawyer. He knows the market and can zero in on the important issues, advise on a range of options to resolve issues, and communicates in a way that is accessible and business appropriate."
Client testimonial, Legal 500 Asia Pacific
"Franco Aversa is an industry-leading lawyer. He is technically excellent and provides a significant value add on complex infrastructure deals."
Client testimonial, Legal 500 Asia Pacific
Recommended, Infrastructure Projects and Construction
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2024



Advising Gamuda on its successful bid with consortium partner Laing O'Rourke for a A$2.16 billion contract to deliver major tunnel and civils package for the Sydney Metro West Project. Advising and supporting Gamuda Australia on all of the contract documentation issued by Sydney Metro for the Project.

St George Community Housing

Advising St George Community Housing (SGCH) on its proposed bid, in consortium with Lendlease Development, on the circa $ 3 billion Waterloo Renewal Project. Advising SGCH on property, construction and regulatory aspects of its bid in relation to the Project.

Acciona Constructions

Advising Acciona Constructions Australia on various road projects including its recent bid for the Singleton Bypass Project. The Singleton Bypass Project is a large road diversion project in NSW.

Richard Crookes Constructions

Advising Richard Crookes Constructions (RCC) in relation to its involvement in the Stations, Systems, Trains, Operations and Maintenance (SSTOM) package PPP in relation to Western Sydney Airport. RCC is a major subcontractor to WeBuild and will be involved in constructing the stations packages.

Bouygues Construction

Advising Bouygues Construction in relation to its bid for the engineering, procurement, construction and operation and maintenance of the Kiamal 2 Solar Project.

Fulton Hogan

Advising Fulton Hogan in relation to its bids for various road projects including, more recently, the Mount Ousley Interchange Project.