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Paul Riethmuller


(T) +61.8.6214.5714
(F) +61.8.6214.5799


  • Australian National University, Canberra (LL.B. Hons. 1986; Bachelor of Economics 1984)

Bar Admissions

  • Western Australia and High Court of Australia

Paul Riethmuller's practice focuses on the construction of large-scale urban, transport, and energy and resources infrastructure. With more than 25 years experience in the construction sector, he is recognized as one of the leading construction and infrastructure lawyers in Australia. He has been involved in the development of some of the largest infrastructure projects in Australia, drafting and negotiating contracts for projects worth billions of dollars.

Paul has been involved in projects including the construction of roads, power stations, cogeneration plants, mineral processing facilities, LNG facilities, power transmission infrastructure, hotels, court buildings, entertainment complexes, office, retail and residential developments, shopping centers, and rail and port infrastructure. Paul also advises clients on disputes arising during the course of a project. His dispute resolution experience includes acting in the Federal Court of Australia, the Supreme Court of Western Australia, international arbitrations, adjudications, and in alternative dispute resolution processes such as mediations.

Paul is the office coordinator of the Firm's pro bono program in Perth. In that role he has assisted organizations supporting people with disabilities, organizations supporting disadvantaged and at risk youth, and projects combatting human trafficking.

Honors & Distinctions

  • Recognized as a leading construction/infrastructure and projects lawyer in Best Lawyers in Australia (2010-2018) and Chambers Asia-Pacific (2008-2018)
Paul Riethmuller