Mark Waddell

Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

Mark Waddell

Mark Waddell


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Mark Waddell is a construction and engineering lawyer based in Sydney and Melbourne.

Mark is qualified both in Civil Engineering and Law, and he brings over 20 years' technical knowledge and experience to his specialisation of major construction, engineering and infrastructure contract drafting and advice.

His clients include construction contractors, infrastructure owners, operators and investors, and government owned entities.

Mark has been a key adviser on many complex infrastructure projects such as North West Rail (PPP), Sydney Light Rail (PPP), New Intercity Fleet rolling stock procurement, SA Courts precinct (PPP); Westconnex, New Generation Rolling Stock (PPP), SEQ Schools (PPP), Gold Coast Rapid Transport (PPP), Victorian Desal (PPP), Sydney CBD Metro (PRI and IMO), RailCorp rolling stock procurement (PPP), Eastlink Freeway (PPP), Royal Women's Hospital (PPP), Emergency Alerting System (PPP), Royal Showgrounds (PPP). He has also advised developers and contractors on many significant energy generation projects, particularly in renewables – including numerous wind farms and solar projects around Australia and internationally. 

Mark has worked for almost five years in China, including 12 months in Beijing, and the remainder in Hong Kong where he spent a significant portion of his time acting for Kowloon Canton Railway Corporation on the West Rail and East Rail projects – rail infrastructure with a combined build cost of well over AU$10 billion.

Mark is listed as a leading adviser in Construction & Infrastructure – Australia in the 2016 edition of leading legal directory Chambers Asia Pacific, and according to the publication he "is singled out by a client as an exceptional construction lawyer who is extremely commercial, knowledgeable, sensitive to our business and technically skilled".

Professional experience

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  • High Court of Hong Kong 2001
  • Supreme Court of Victoria 1994
  • English