William Conley

Senior Legal Consultant
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

William Conley

William Conley


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Bill Conley is a senior commercial and corporate adviser based in Canberra.

Since 1996, he has been providing strategic, legal and commercial advice to Commonwealth agencies, in particular the Department of Defence on major projects. His practice areas include general contract law, procurement and tendering and governance and probity. Prior to 1998, Bill specialised in corporate law, including mergers and acquisitions, in Sydney.

Bill's major focus area has been Commonwealth procurement of major capital equipment: ships, submarines, aircraft, vehicles (and associated infrastructure), as well as their through life support. Bill has assisted in the successful resolution of complex issues arising in the course of a number of major Commonwealth procurement projects, including 'Projects of Concern'. He has also provided 'lessons learnt' seminars based on this experience.

Bill has also advised Commonwealth agencies on various corporate transactions for the Commonwealth's acquisition and disposal of a range of corporations, business and assets.

Professional experience

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  • Master of Laws, Sydney University (1981)
  • Bachelor of Laws, Sydney University (1975)
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of NSW (1971)
  • English