Hao Zhou advises clients on major construction and infrastructure projects, including assisting with drafting, negotiating and establishing project documentation using both bespoke and industry standard forms of contract. Hao has also advised clients on dispute resolution with a focus on arbitration.

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    • Advising on the design and construction contract for a major commercial building development project in Sydney.
    • Assisting a developer in preparing contract documents in relation to a major hotel construction project in New South Wales.
    • Advising a key subcontractor on the Western Sydney Airport project.
    • Advising a key subcontractor on a major energy-from-waste plant in New South Wales.
    • Advising a major Australian construction contractor on the infrastructure contracts for the Sydney Light Rail project.
    • Reviewing and drafting a series of amendments to a suite of Australian Standard construction contracts.
    • Assisting an Australian construction contractor in preparing for an international commercial arbitration in Singapore arising from the cryogenic tank construction works package for the Ichthys LNG project.
    • Assisting two international EPC contractors in preparing for an arbitration under the ICC rules concerning disputes arising out of a major solar farm project in New South Wales.
    • Advising a major Australian contractor on its claims against its insurer in relation to defective building work.
    • Advising a European construction contractor in relation to disputes concerning their bid for a road project.
    • Advising a major Chinese SoE on its dispute with a Canadian contractor arising out of the construction of a hydropower plant in Canada.
    • Advising a major Chinese contractor on the coal supply agreement and services agreement in relation to Duyen Hai Thermal Power Plant Project Phase 2 in Vietnam.

    Education

    • University of Sydney, LL.B., 2020
    • University of Sydney, B.Comm., (Accounting), 2018

    Admissions

    • Supreme Court of New South Wales, 2021

    Languages

    • English
    • Mandarin
    • Cantonese
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