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Grant Ahearn is a construction and engineering lawyer based in Melbourne.
Grant has over 30 years' experience across the whole spectrum of construction and engineering law, from project documentation and construction agreements to all forms of dispute resolution including construction litigation, arbitration, mediation and expert determination. He also provides strategic advice in the project delivery phase being post financial close but prior to dispute resolution provisions being invoked.
Grant has been involved in the negotiation and documentation of significant infrastructure and engineering projects including Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (PPP), AAMI Stadium, East West Link (PPP), EastLink (PPP), Southern Cross Station (PPP), the National Gallery of Victoria Redevelopment, Adelaide Desalination Project, Brisbane Airport Domestic Terminal Expansion and numerous projects at Essendon Airport. He has been and is currently involved in numerous high-end residential and commercial office and retail tower development projects in the Melbourne CBD, Southbank and Docklands precincts.
Grant is also currently involved in a number of matters filed in the Supreme Court of Victoria's Technology, Engineering and Construction List.
His areas of expertise are: construction and engineering (major projects and infrastructure, PPP projects and dispute resolution) and documentation (project deeds/development agreements, consultancy agreements, novation agreements, project and construction management agreements, managing contractor agreements, ECI Agreements, EPC and EPCM agreements, design and construct contracts, supply agreements, guaranteed maximum price contracts, finance tripartite deeds and construction direct agreements).
Band 1 - Construction, Chambers & Partners Australia 2010 to 2018
Leading Individual, Legal 500 Australia
Construction/Infrastructure Law, Best Lawyers in Australia
The impending Building and Development Certifiers Act 2018: Shaking up building and development certification in NSW
Publication | March 18, 2020
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Publication | February 25, 2019
Recent Victorian Supreme Court case casts doubt on enforceability of contract provisions seeking to impose a time limit on statutory claims
Publication | June 4, 2018