Joanne Emerson Taqi
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia
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Joanne Emerson Taqi is a projects and construction partner based in Sydney.
She has over 20 years' experience in major projects and construction in the real estate, utilities and infrastructure sectors. Joanne advises on all types of developments, including commercial, industrial, domestic, PPP and public, and all forms of contracts, including the FIDIC suite of agreements and the Australian Standards.
In the PPP sector, Joanne has advised governments, senior lenders and developers on project strategy and structuring, tendering, bid evaluation and bidder negotiation in multiple sectors.
Co-leading the firm's Middle East projects practice from 2011 until 2019, Joanne worked on some of that region's largest projects and has particular experience advising across water (including wastewater, desalination and district energy), waste (including waste management and waste to energy), power (including renewables) and housing (including social housing and worker/staff accommodation) sectors and in PPP procurement.
Joanne has been a named individual in Chambers and Legal 500 since 2008. Chambers 2019 states "Joanne Emerson Taqi is held in high regard for her construction and projects practice", .... One client found she had "really been able to go above and beyond," describing her advice on technical matters as "invaluable". Chambers 2020 states Joanne "is well liked by commentators, with one particularly impressed client praising her as an "outside-the-box thinker with deep experience of project documents and project finance precedents."