Andrew McCormack




Andrew specialises in major transaction and projects in the construction, mining, energy and resources and infrastructure sectors. He provides expert advice on a broad range of procurement contracts including EPC, EPCM, PPP, alliance agreements, mining services contracts, drilling contracts and development agreements.

His clients include blue chip companies such as QGC/Shell, QIC, Queensland Government, Senex, Stockland, MACH Energy, Brisbane City Council, Port of Townsville, Laing O’Rourke, Metro South HHS, Queensland Rail and Aurizon. Andrew's previous experience as in-house counsel gives him valuable insight into his clients' business operations and corporate governance structures.

Key deals

Cross River Rail RIS Alliance Package

Advised the River City Alliance consortium on its bid for the Rail Interface and Systems Alliance Package for this A$6 billion plus integrated rail project using a competitive ECI process and Alliance procurement model.

QCLNG Project QGC Pty Limited

Advising QGC on procurement strategy, tendering process, contract negotiation and ongoing contract administration for a number of major contracts for QGC’s A$20 billion plus QC-LNG project (coal seam gas to LNG) in central Queensland.

QIC Retail Shopping Centre Portfolio

Providing ongoing assistance from project concept to construction with new and refurbishment works undertaken at QIC’s retail centres and commercial buildings in Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria including 80 Collins Street Melbourne, 141 Queen Street Brisbane, Westpoint Shopping Centre NSW, Merrifield City Centre NSW, Robina Town Centre QLD and Hyperdome Shopping Centre QLD.

New Generation Rolling Stock PPP

Advising Laing O’Rourke in connection with D&C subcontract for construction of a new depot facility at Ipswich, as part of the New Generation Rolling Stock PPP being procured by the State of Queensland (through the Department of Transport and Main Roads).

Mt Pleasant Mine, MACH Energy

Preparing a suite of procurement contracts for establishment of the Mt Pleasant Mine. Advising on the tender and negotiation process of key infrastructure packages including:

  • Coal Handling Preparation Plant
  • Rail Loop
  • Bulk Earthworks
  • Mining Services Contract

Toowoomba Range Second Crossing PPP

Advising RangeConnect consortium in connection with its bid for a A$1.6 billion toll road project in south-east Queensland. Andrew was responsible for drafting and negotiating both the D&C and O&M Subcontracts and the Subcontractor Interface Agreement for the RangeConnect Bid.