Frank Krstic has joined Colin Biggers & Paisley (CBP) as special counsel in the property and development group. Frank brings with him extensive knowledge of maritime, environmental, planning, mining and administrative law, having worked for over twenty years in senior legal roles within the NSW government.
Prior to joining CBP, Frank was the Principal Solicitor Property and Planning in the Maritime Division of the Roads and Maritime Services of NSW. In this role he drafted and negotiated leases and licences, provided advice on maritime prosecutions and enforcement matters and conducted commercial property and planning matters in the Land and Environment Court and the Supreme Court.
Frank was responsible for the creation of two new courts, the Court of Marine Board of Inquiry and the Court of Coal Mines Regulation. He worked with parliamentary counsel on the drafting of the Mining Act 1992 and the Petroleum (Onshore) Act 1991, together with numerous regulations, and has extensive experience in the operation and interpretation of this legislation. He has a Masters degree in environmental law and in September 2002 he obtained the first petroleum production leases in NSW.
"We are delighted that we have succeeded in recruiting such a distinguished lawyer for our firm," said managing partner Dunstan de Souza. "Frank's credentials are impeccable and his vast knowledge of maritime and mining law have boosted our existing capabilities. We see Frank's understanding of government processes as a valuable asset and we welcome him warmly to the firm."
For more information contact Elena Lonergan (02) 8281 4594.
About Colin Biggers & Paisley (CBP)
CBP was founded over a century ago and today is a firm with 43 partners and over 250 staff. The firm is highly regarded for its expertise in property and development law, building and construction, environment and planning, trade and transport, litigation, insurance, commercial and corporate law. The firm acts for major corporations, financial institutions, insurance companies, government departments and individuals. CBP has both the capacity and the expertise to deliver on complex national and multinational projects.
CBP is based in Sydney and Melbourne, with associated firms in Adelaide, Brisbane and Perth. Through its affiliation with ADVOC Asia, ADVOC International, ADVOC Europe and ADVOC Latin America, as well as its close association with Dubai law firm LutfiCBP, CBP is able to offer access to quality legal advice around the globe.
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