Rob White

Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

Rob White

Rob White



Rob White is a project finance and banking lawyer based in Sydney.

Rob's practice focuses on PPP, project finance and renewables. He has been involved in the project finance sector for over 15 years, advising governments, sponsors, borrowers, and financiers on concession and financing issues in a range of sectors, including education, health, rail, ports, roads and prisons. The breadth of Rob's concession and financing skills allows him to identify risk issues at an early stage and to structure, document and negotiate complex major projects to achieve the best outcome for his clients.

In recent years, Rob has developed a particular interest in the university student accommodation sector, advising the University of Wollongong and the Australian National University on their successful 'purpose built student accommodation' projects, and more recently acting for a bidding consortium on the University of Tasmania's student accommodation project. Rob also has recent experience advising universities and other public bodies on mixed use precinct developments.

Rob also has experience in the renewables sector, most recently acting for the developer, Maoneng Australia, on the development and project financing of the 255MWp Sunraysia solar farm which achieved financial close in October 2018.

Rob has played a key advisory role on many award-winning projects, including the Toowoomba Second Range Crossing PPP, both NSW New Schools PPP Project, the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal Project, the Newcastle Coal Export Terminal Project (Stage 2AA) and the Kayelekera Uranium Mine Project in Malawi.

Professional experience

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  • High Court of Australia 2009
  • Supreme Court of New South Wales 2008
  • Admitted as a solicitor England and Wales 2001
  • English


Financing smart, sustainable cities

Publication | April 2018