Paul Brickley




Paul is a projects lawyer with over 13 years’ experience in the development and delivery of major infrastructure projects in Australia and internationally.  

He advises project sponsors, investors, government bodies, contractors and financiers on projects across a range of sectors, including social infrastructure, transport, student accommodation and energy. His experience extends to all phases of a project – from project development and procurement to project delivery, contract administration, refinancing, expansion, acquisition/disposal and restructuring.

Paul is known for his ability to bring a commercial ‘whole of project’ perspective, and for anticipating key stakeholder requirements across the range of inter-related government, financing, construction and operations issues relevant to major infrastructure projects.

Key deals

Windlab acquisition

Advised Federation Asset Management on the public to private acquisition of renewable energy developer Windlab.

Opal Australian Paper energy from waste

Advising Opal Australian Paper on all aspects of the development of an A$600 million energy-from-waste facility in the Latrobe Valley, Victoria.

Copperstring 2.0

Advising on an investment in and development of the A$1.5 billion Copperstring 2.0 project, a proposed privately owned, project financed 1,100km electricity transmission line from Townsville to Mount Isa in Queensland.

University of Tasmania student accommodation

Advised DIF Capital Partners and Tetris Capital on the acquisition of a 10-facility student accommodation portfolio at the University of Tasmania and the subsequent financing and development of a new 400 bed facility in Hobart CBD.

Karratha workers’ accommodation

Advised DIF Capital Partners on the financing and development of the Bay Village workers accommodation facility, which will support the North West Shelf and Pluto LNG projects in Karratha, Western Australia.

Casey Hospital Expansion

Advised the Victorian Government on the development of the Casey Hospital Expansion project as an expansion to an existing operational PPP structure.

Gold Coast Light Rail

Advised the Queensland Government on the development of the Gold Coast Light Rail project and subsequent extension.


Advised on refinancings of the University of Tasmania student accommodation project, Royalla Solar Farm, Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Mundaring Water Treatment Plant and Victorian Schools projects.