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Chambers and partners 2016

Outstanding commercial lawyers.
Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney.

We provide first-class legal advice and representation. Our lawyers are experts in construction, insurance, property, government, commercial litigation and dispute resolution, intellectual property, banking and finance, corporate and commercial, employment and safety, planning and environment, restructuring and insolvency, transport and logistics.
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Alex Ostermayer is a partner in the construction and engineering team and is an experienced construction, property and commercial lawyer. Being fully conversant with financial and commercial matters, Alex specialises in project development and documentation, contract administration and dispute resolution advice. He is experienced in major infrastructure projects and the provision of construction, property and commercial services in South East Asia and the Middle East. In 2007 and 2008 Alex was Colin Biggers & Paisley's Dubai resident partner and he continues to provide advice on Middle East projects and business opportunities. Alex is a regular speaker on construction law related topics to the construction, architecture and engineering industries and has taught at the Australian National University, the University of Adelaide and the University of Technology Sydney. Alex was listed in the 2016 and 2017 editions of Best Lawyers in Australia in the area of alternative dispute resolution. Alex is admitted to practice in the Supreme Courts of NSW and VIC, Federal Court and High Court of Australia. Alex joined the legal practice as a partner in 1995.
Gavin Creighton is a partner in the insurance team with extensive experience in professional indemnity, general liability, life insurance, defence of FOS complaints and general litigation. He currently specialises in defending a wide range of professional indemnity claims, particularly against construction industry professionals, accountants, real estate agents, financial planners and insurance brokers, as well as general liability claims against builders, contractors, retailers and occupiers of commercial premises. Gavin regularly presents papers to insurers and brokers on developments in the law. He has assisted with risk management, advice on recent legislative changes, policy drafting and interpretation. Gavin was listed as a recommended lawyer in insurance by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015. Gavin was admitted as a solicitor in NSW in 1995. He is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of NSW, Federal Court and High Court. Gavin joined the legal practice in 2003 and became a partner in 2006.
Paul Muscat is a partner in the construction and engineering team. He provides advice on major construction, engineering, mining and infrastructure projects. His work encompasses tendering, contract drafting and negotiation and contract administration, as well as dispute resolution and litigation services. Paul works for clients in both government and the private sector. Paul also provides contract, procurement and probity advice to his government and private sector clients and regularly acts as probity adviser and probity auditor. He has been appointed to various government probity and legal services panels. Paul was listed as a recommended lawyer in construction by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2015. Paul joined the legal practice in 2013.  
Nathan Abbott is a partner in the construction and engineering team. He has extensive experience in both providing advice on major construction projects and acting in construction disputes. The projects he has worked on include office buildings, sporting complexes, large residential developments, freight distribution facilities, food processing facilities, port redevelopments, the Studio Docklands development and extensions to the terminal at Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport. Nathan has acted for the Victorian state government, the federal government, property developers, contractors, major corporations and significant clubs and sporting organisations, including Carlton Football Club, Essendon Football Club, the Royal Automotive Club of Victoria and the Melbourne Cricket Club. Nathan has extensive experience acting on security of payment claims in construction disputes. He is admitted to the Federal Court, the High Court and the Supreme Court of Victoria. Nathan is an accomplished public speaker and has presented numerous seminars and conference papers on construction contract drafting, risk allocation and other construction law topics. He has a Bachelor of Science in addition to his legal qualifications. In 2015, Nathan was listed by Doyle's Guide as a recommended Melbourne construction lawyer. Nathan joined the legal practice as a partner in 2013.

Tim Mitchell
Senior Associate

Tim Mitchell is a senior associate in the construction and engineering team.    Tim acts for contractors, subcontractors, consultants, developers, owners and government agencies in disputes of all sizes in the courts, the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal and under the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act 2004 .   Tim's work also includes contract drafting and negotiation. He provides advice on contract administration, risk management, procurement and probity for construction and infrastructure projects.    Tim has practised in building and construction law since 2006. He joined Colin Biggers & Paisley in 2013.

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