Areas of Expertise

Construction & Infrastructure, Energy & Resources, Transport & Logistics; Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Josh has extensive experience practising in the area of construction and major projects.

He has advised on a wide variety of infrastructure developments in the areas of energy and utilities (particularly renewable projects), transport, hospitals, schools, major sporting facilities, residential and government.

Josh's areas of expertise include advising on risk mitigation strategies for project delivery, acting on behalf of parties in dispute, construction, engineering and infrastructure, drafting and negotiating construction and related contracts, drafting and negotiating energy agreements related to gas and electricity (including sale, purchase, transmission and operation and maintenance) as well as State initiated/sponsored project finance developments.

Josh acts for many blue chip clients in the construction and infrastructure industry, and is committed to delivering real and commercial value in this highly complex and competitive sector.

Josh regularly delivers papers and seminars in relevant areas including guest lecturing in both the Melbourne and Monash University construction law subjects.

What others say

"Leading Lawyer - Australia, Construction/Infrastructure Law"
Best Lawyers Peer Review 2016 – 2023, 2025
"Recommended Lawyer – Victoria, Construction"
Doyle's Guide 2013, 2015 – 2016
"Recommended Lawyer – Victoria, Construction and Infrastructure Litigation"
Doyle's Guide 2017 – 2021
Recommended, Energy (Transactions and Regulatory)
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2024



Acting for Tesla on the SA Virtual Power Plant Project. This project involves the construction and operation of up to 250 MW capacity virtual power plant in SA Housing properties across the State, utilising solar PV and domestic scale storage batteries with aggregation and micro-grid management technology. This has involved drafting and negotiating the Project Agreement with the State, Supply and Install and O&M Agreements as well as Project Co structuring, retail services, regulatory and project financing advice – including the issues associated with automated bidding and emerging markets for battery usage in the NEM.


Acting for Tesla on the world's largest Utility Scale Battery Project built in Jamestown, South Australi a. Thomson Geer acted in all aspects of the transaction, including negotiating the Project Agreement with the State, the EPC and O&M Contracts with Project Co, the downstream procurement and supply contracts as well as the Market Participation Agreement with Project Co for the commercial operation of the Facility.

EPC Contractor

Acting for the EPC Contractor in relation to the EPC Contract for the delivery of the Northern Goldfields Interconnect, a 600 kilometre gas pipeline from the Goldfields gas basin to Geraldton in Western Australia.


Acting for CPP (Quanta Services) in relation to an O&M agreement with ElectraNet for the operation of a battery in the SA transmission network. This includes detailed analysis of performance regime within the contract and operational services provided into the NEM (Cap trading and FCAS) and successfully appearing as Counsel in the expert determination process to determine liability for performance damages.

BOP Contractor

Acting for project developers, pipeline operators as well as industrial clients in relation to the drafting and negotiation of Gas Sales Agreements, Gas Transmission Agreements, PPAs and related energy services/managements agreements.

BOP Contractor

Acting for a BOP contractor in the 'reconstruction' and completion of Stage 1 of the Lincoln Gap Wind Farm Project driven out of the insolvency of the EPC Contractor and Turbine supplier Senvion GmBH. This involved a combination of court proceedings and restructuring project documents with the project developer/financiers to allow an orderly completion and commencement of operation of the project.