Andrew Chew




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Andrew has wide-ranging experience in various infrastructure fields including public-private partnerships, transport, hospitals and property development. He has a particular interest in the development of project documentation for construction, building, infrastructure and process plant projects, alliancing projects and mining projects.

As a qualified engineer, he is able to infuse his legal advice with a highly unique perspective for his clients. This has benefited his work on a number of Australia's most significant transport, mining, energy and water infrastructure projects, as well as public and social housing facilities.

Andrew is a Chartered Professional Engineer and is recognised as a leading lawyer in Chambers Asia Pacific Guide, Best Lawyers Peer Review and International Who’s Who Legal.

Key deals

CIMIC/Pulse: Cross River Rail Project

Advising the CIMIC Group companies, Pacific Partnerships and CPB Contractors, and Ghella and BAM as part of the Pulse consortium which was selected on 4 April 2019 by the Cross River Rail Delivery Authority (CRRDA) as the preferred proponent to deliver the A$5.4 billion Tunnel, Stations and Development PPP of Brisbane’s Cross River Rail Project.

Sydney Metro Northwest

Advised on the first stage of Sydney Metro. It is the first fully-automated metro rail system in Australia. Andrew advised the operation comprising of MTR, John Holland and UGL as part of their bid for the project.

Ivanhoe Estate

Advised on Ivanhoe Estate at Macquarie Park, Sydney (Frasers Property), having an end value of approximately A$2.2 billion and will see the creation of over 3,000 new dwellings. The redevelopment of the Ivanhoe estate will integrate private housing with at least 950 new social housing dwellings and 128 affordable homes.

Coral Sea Cable System

Advised on this system, which comprises of a 4,700km submarine cable system linking Sydney to Port Moresby and Honiara, and the Solomon Islands Domestic Network which is also a 730km submarine cable system connecting Honiara to Auki, Noro and Taro Islands. Andrew advised Vocus on its contract for the Commonwealth of Australia. Andrew also advised on its Australia Singapore Submarine Cable project.

Canberra Light Rail PPP

Advised the O&M Contractor (Pacific Partnership/UGL and John Holland) for the Canberra Metro consortium for the Canberra Metro Light Rail PPP.

SGCH re Social and Affordable Housing 1 and 2

SGCH’s successful proposal to the NSW Government’s A$1.1 billion SAHF will see SGCH deliver 300 new homes for families on low incomes in south and south-western Sydney. On its successful A$150 million bid for Phase 2 of the NSW Government’s Social Affordable Housing Fund (SAHF), SGCH will deliver 260 homes in the Sydney suburbs of Alexandria, Bondi Junction, Newtown, Petersham, Riverwood and Liverpool by the end of 2022. Andrew advised SGCH on both Phase 1 and Phase 2.

Edmondson Park Town Centre

Advised on Edmondson Park Town Centre, Sydney (Frasers Property Australia), which will comprise approximately of 1,900 new homes and apartments, as well as a shopping and commercial precinct of some 40,000 square metres. Andrew also advised Frasers on the delivery aspect of the project.