Kevin Arkwright

Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

T:+61 2 9330 8513
T:+61 2 9330 8513
Kevin Arkwright

Kevin Arkwright



Kevin Arkwright is a construction and infrastructure lawyer based in Sydney. He focuses on the area of contracts, particularly relating to infrastructure, engineering and construction projects.

In recent years Kevin has been involved in over AU$40bn worth of major infrastructure, PPP and other projects, in many industry sectors, including:

  • PPP road and rail (including rollingstock) projects
  • power stations projects
  • social infrastructure including hospitals, schools and prisons
  • commercial/residential developments
  • major Commonwealth government projects across Australia
  • overseas mining projects
  • telecommunications projects
  • major equipment supply contracts
  • operation and maintenance contracts.

Kevin is involved in the negotiation, preparation and review of tender and contract documentation for private sector and government organisations. Kevin also deals with tender process and the administration of contracts, as well as operation and maintenance contracts and consultancy services.

Kevin has a unique perspective on what it takes to get a deal done - having acted over the years for Commonwealth, State and local governments, as well as consortia, developers, private sector principals, contractors, operators, consultants and financiers.

Kevin is rated in many legal directories in construction/infrastructure (including being ranked as a "Hall of Fame" individual in The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific, 2022) and has been described as "a seasoned professional when it comes to procurement in infrastructure, engineering and construction projects, and is considered one of Australia's leading legal minds".  (Who's Who Legal, Government Contracts 2017)

Professional experience

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  • Supreme Court of New South Wales 1987
  • Supreme Court of Western Australia 1985
  • Listed as a recognised lawyer in Construction in Legal 500 Asia-Pacific (2016 - 2022)
  • Recognised in Construction in Chambers Asia Pacific (2015 - 2022)
  • Recognised in Government in Chambers Asia Pacific (2017 - 2022)
  • Recognised for Construction/Infrastructure in Best Lawyers Australia, included in Hall of Fame (2011 - 2022)
  • Recognised as a pre-eminent Construction and Infrastructure Lawyer in Doyle's Guide to the Australian Legal Profession (2017)
  • Recognised as a leading lawyer since (2014)
  • Listed for Construction in Who's Who Legal The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers (2013 - 2022)
  • Listed for Government Contracts in Who's Who Legal (2017 - 2022)


  • English