Doug Johnson assists a range of energy, mining, infrastructure, and construction clients with the resolution of complex commercial disputes. His experience includes resolving major contractual disputes, urgent proceedings for injunctive relief, regulatory matters, statutory claims, and insurance coverage issues.
A significant part of Doug's practice has involved construction and engineering projects. He regularly assists with the management and avoidance of disputes for both contractors and asset owners. He has experience advising on the full gamut of construction-related issues, such as delays, variations, completion certification, liquidated damages, rapid adjudications, defects, quantification of loss, and extra-contractual claims (such as waiver, estoppel, or misleading and deceptive conduct).
Doug has been involved in the conduct of proceedings in a number of Australian jurisdictions (including the High Court of Australia), as well as international arbitrations under the ICC and SIAC Rules. He has also assisted clients with alternative dispute resolution processes such as mediations, expert determinations, and informal negotiations.
Doug has a particular interest in advocacy work and has appeared as counsel in the Federal Court of Australia and all Western Australian courts.
Examples of Doug's recent representations include: acting for a number of contractors involved in the design and construction of one of the world's largest LNG facilities, successfully obtaining urgent injunctive relief restraining a principal from having recourse to a number of performance bonds, advising an Australian bank on compliance with anti-money laundering and counter terrorism laws, and assisting one of the world's largest toll-road operators to defend a substantial adjudication application.
- Edith Cowan University (LL.B. 2014)
- Supreme Court of Western Australia and High Court of Australia