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About the Webcast
The PPP model has been implemented with success in the Australian market over many decades, but the commercial landscape continues to change. Contractors are pushing back on the traditional PPP risk allocation whereby all construction phase risks are transferred to a D&C contractor via a fixed price, fixed time contract. Governments are responding by saying that they propose to explore new ways of allocating or sharing risks. Is there an opportunity for equity investors to share some of risks that were previously taken by D&C contractors, in a way that provides a better value for money outcome for governments and taxpayers? And how will the desire of parties for more collaborative approaches to procurement and contracting manifest itself in the PPP model? Owen will explore these and other questions.
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Owen is a commercial lawyer with over 20 years' experience specialising in infrastructure, construction, government contracts, procurement and transport. He is a Partner at DLA Piper in Sydney.
He is a Senior Fellow at University of Melbourne, where he teaches a course on Public Private Partnerships as part of the Master of Laws program. He previously Chaired the Thought Leadership Committee at the Society of Construction Law Australia. He is also a Council Member of the Australian Branch of the International Project Finance Association.
Owen is recognised as one of the leading lawyers for Construction / Infrastructure in the Best Lawyers report published in the Australia Financial Review as well as recognition by APL500, Doyle's Guide and Who's Who Legal.
Saba Amir Goudarzi
Saba is an Associate in the Sydney Construction and Infrastructure team at HWL Ebsworth Lawyers and has been a member of the SoCLA Events Sub-Committee since 2018. Saba will be hosting today’s event.