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Stephen McComish


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  • University of Western Australia (LL.B. and Bachelor of Jurisprudence 1988)

Bar Admissions

  • Western Australia

Stephen McComish's practice is focused on construction and engineering law, major projects, resources, and commercial dispute resolution in Western Australia and Southeast Asia.

Stephen has more than 25 years experience acting for large mining, oil and gas, contracting, and engineering corporations as well as government agencies on a wide range of high-profile and complex construction or project-related disputes and negotiations for construction contracts. He has acted for clients in domestic and international arbitrations, expert determinations, litigation, mediations, coronial inquiries, prosecutions arising from serious injuries or fatalities in the workplace, and adjudications.

Some of Stephen's recent projects prior to joining Jones Day in 2014 include acting for: the operator of a gas pipeline in Western Australian Supreme Court proceedings in a construction dispute with an international piping contractor; a principal in significant disputes involving variations, claims for extensions of time and delay damages, and liquidated damages with a consortia of contractors over the construction of an oil refinery in Vietnam; and a number of mine owners in disputes with several different contractors connected with the supply of modular buildings and/or construction of camp accommodations at different sites. He also has advised state government authorities in disputes with contractors on various major rail, road, and port infrastructure projects and contractors in disputes on road projects, including acting in Supreme Court proceedings, mediations, arbitrations, and adjudications.

Stephen regularly facilitates workshops and presents at third-party arranged events on topics within his areas of practice.

Stephen was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Australia (2016) in the fields of construction and infrastructure.

Areas of Focus

Honors & Distinctions

  • Recognised as a leading construction/infrastructure lawyer and in international arbitration in The Best Lawyers in Australia (2016)
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