David Warren

Partner. Melbourne.

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David doesn’t just provide legal advice, he commits himself to being an integral part of your team.

With established experience in project infrastructure and finance, he has advised on major transactions including Airport Link (Australia’s largest toll road project), the Victorian Desalination Plant project, and acted for the Queensland Department of Transport & Main Roads and Duke Energy International.

No matter the issues or circumstances facing a project, David proves himself an invaluable part of his clients’ transaction through his refreshingly positive attitude and dedication.

David doesn’t just provide legal advice, he commits himself to being an integral part of your team.

With established experience in project infrastructure and finance, he has advised on major transactions including Airport Link (Australia’s largest toll road project), the Victorian Desalination Plant project, and acted for the Queensland Department of Transport & Main Roads and Duke Energy International.

No matter the issues or circumstances facing a project, David proves himself an invaluable part of his clients’ transaction through his refreshingly positive attitude and dedication.

“2014 Melbourne Construction/
Infrastructure Lawyer of the Year” Best Lawyers Peer Review
David Warren

David's Expertise

  • $5 billion Airport Link – Australia’s largest toll road project Advised the BrisConnections consortium (Macquarie, Thiess, John Holland) on Australia’s largest toll road project, delivered to-date with a project cost of $5 billion (2010).
  • Victorian Desalination Project Acted for the Victorian Department of Sustainability & Environment on all aspects of the Victorian Desalination PPP project, which was delivered at the height of the global financial crisis.
  • Gold Coast Rapid Transit Acting for the Queensland Department of Transport & Main Roads on the GCRT project – a new light rail system to be established on the Gold Coast.
  • Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Advised the Aptus Health Consortium (Brookfield Multiplex, Accionia, Macquarie) on its bid for a new $1 billion cancer hospital in Melbourne

David's Leadership

  • Law Institute of Victoria Member

What others say

  • “Best Lawyer - Construction/Infrastructure and Project Finance & Development” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2010-2014
  • “Best Lawyer - Water” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2013 & 2014
  • “Best Lawyer - Transportation” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2014
  • “Leading Lawyer - Projects” Chambers Global Guide, 2009-2014
  • “...David Warren and the Corrs team don’t just provide legal advice; they are an important part of our team. The team has helped us meet our objectives with a real can-do attitude and an extraordinary level of commitment.” General Manager, Capital Projects Division, Department of Sustainability (Victoria)
  • “Recommended Lawyer - Banking & Finance (VIC)” Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession, 2011
  • “Leading Lawyer - Projects & Infrastructure” Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2010/11 & 2011/12
  • “Praised as 'a great operator with a good team' who displays deep knowledge and consistent excellence across a wide range of project types” Chambers Global Guide, 2013
  • “Understands what is acceptable and unacceptable to government” Chambers Global Guide, 2014
  • “Melbourne Construction/Infrastructure Lawyer of the Year” Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2014

David's Thinking