Australia: Freehills appoints leader in construction and major projects
Last Updated: 5 December 2003

Amanda Davidson, one of Australia's most highly regarded construction lawyers and litigators, has joined Freehills as a Partner in the Projects team in Sydney.

Ms Davidson brings to Freehills more than 19 years experience advising clients in the field of construction, mining and telecommunications, and specialises in advising industry participants on major construction projects as well as construction litigation and dispute resolution.

‘I am very pleased Amanda has joined the firm,’ says John Curtis, Head of Projects at Freehills. ‘Her extensive experience and reputation will add extra depth to the service we offer our clients and further enhance our integrated projects team.

‘She has worked on some of the most significant construction and major projects deals in the country, developing an impressive portfolio of clients and successes and very strong relationships within the industry nationwide.’

Ms Davidson joins Freehills from Blake Dawson Waldron where she was Lead Partner in the National Construction and Commercial Arbitration Group.

‘Freehills has a depth of talent in the construction and project fields which is unrivalled in Australia, and I look forward to being part of the future success of that team,’ says Ms Davidson.

Her appointment illustrates the continuing growth of Freehills’ Projects group and brings the number of partners in the practice area to 33, supported by 135 lawyers.

Amanda Davidson has a combined Law and Commerce degree from Melbourne University and is a member of the Institute of Arbitrators Australia, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and LEADR. In addition, she is a regular participant in industry conferences and has acted for the peak industry body, the Australian Constructors Association (ACA).

With more than 1000 lawyers, including 210 partners, and over 1900 staff across Australia and South East Asia, Freehills is recognised as one of the leading Australian commercial law firms by independent legal guides and directories. Freehills has offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Singapore, and correspondent firms in Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur.

For more information contact: Amanda Davidson, 02 9225 5596, or Sarah Elfick, Public Relations Coordinator, on 02 9225 5105.

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