Harrison Kerr advises on the drafting, negotiation and administration of goods and services procurement contracts for construction and infrastructure projects, and on disputes arising out of construction projects.

Harrison also has experience advising on real estate transactions, including property acquisitions and sales, commercial and retail leases, and operational hotel management agreements, as well as experience assisting on regulatory matters and commercial litigation.

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  • Advising a major Australian renewable energy company as part of a remote "team secondment" on a variety of procurement contracts, including subscription agreements, security services agreements, strategic framework agreements for the procurement of solar panels for green energy projects, and assisting in preparing services, works and goods contract templates for the client's future use.
  • Assisting in defending subcontractor claims on the concrete package, including successfully defending an adjudication application under the security of payment legislation in Western Australia (Construction Contracts Act 2004) on the Western Turner 2 Syncline project.
  • Assisting in defending subcontractor claims on the civil works package on the Western Turner 2 Syncline project, including preparing for and attendance at mediation.
  • Acting for an international company in preparing consulting contracts relating to redevelopment options for its Perth CBD buildings.
  • Acting for a university residential college in relation to claims for building defects.
  • Acting for a global hotel operator in negotiating memorandums of understanding with multiple owners, document drafting and negotiations for hotel management agreements, hotel leases and ancillary hotel documents for multiple Australian and Southeast Asian hotels.
  • Assisting on hotel management terms for a US$8 billion development of a mixed-use destination in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to include core city development, circa 24 hotels, branded residential, an entertainment park, a racetrack and a waterpark.
  • Acting for hotel owners and financiers in relation to a luxury hotel at Elizabeth Quay, Perth.
  • Acting for hotel owners, operators, investors and financiers in relation to worldwide hospitality transactions.
  • Acting on the leasing at Elizabeth Quay in Perth.
  • Undertaking due diligence in relation to the AU$600 million sale of the agribusiness division of a global asset management firm to Canadian interests.
  • Assisting a private equity client in negotiating with a leading global hospitality group on the management agreement for a hotel in Spain.
  • Assisting with the management agreement for a luxury branded hotel in Saudi Arabia.
  • Undertaking due diligence in relation to the prospective acquisition of rural property by a commercial property developer.
  • Managing the registration of leases and assignments between lessees for leasehold properties within the Jandakot Airport precinct.
  • Acting for a landlord in relation to the leasing of all of their Perth office space.
  • Acting for a pan-Asian real estate investment manager in relation to the leasing arrangements for its Australian assets.
  • Assisting with preparing witness statements in relation to prosecutions undertaken on behalf of Australia’s corporate, financial services, stock market and consumer credit regulator.
  • Undertaking a secondment with a Western Australian motoring association to assist with a project to align its terms and conditions with new regulatory requirements.
  • Assisting with the discovery process in relation to debt recovery proceedings by a solar energy parts importer/supplier before the Supreme Court of Western Australia and the Federal Court of Australia, including drafting subpoenas and affidavits.

Education

  • University of Western Australia, J.D., 2021
  • University of Western Australia, BComm., 2017

Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Western Australia, 2021
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