Xavier is a Senior Associate in McCullough Robertson’s construction and infrastructure group focusing primarily on construction disputes.
He acts for employers, owners, principals, contractors, subcontractors, state and local governments in the infrastructure, construction and transport industries.
Xavier advises clients in construction litigation and other dispute resolution processes to resolve contractual claims. He has experience dealing with variation, delay and disruption, latent condition, extension of time and defective work claims.
In addition to construction litigation experience, Xavier also has a background in commercial litigation dealing with private sector clients in contractual disputes, shareholder disputes and mining and resources disputes. He has also acted for clients in Royal Commissions and Commissions of Inquiry, and has experience in the Native Title space.
Xavier has a commercial approach to managing and settling disputes and ensures that his clients benefit not only from legal expertise and experience, but also his commercial acumen.
Acting for Darwin Port in a dispute concerning the construction of a purpose built pilot boat for the Port of Darwin.
Large multinational logistics company
Representing a large multinational logistics company in an arbitration relating to a dispute with a specialist contractor engaged across two projects.
Representing ABB in judicial review proceedings in the Supreme Court of Northern Territory relating to the appeal of an adjudication decision and in the Supreme Court of Queensland for claims against a subcontractor.
United States Securities and Exchange Commission
Advising in relation to issues connected with its proceedings in the United States District Court Southern District of New York against Rio Tinto.
Acting for Cement Australia in proceedings in the Supreme Court of Queensland against a former employee for a breach of confidentiality obligations.
Large multinational company in arbitration
Acting for a large multinational company in arbitration proceedings concerning an ongoing contractual dispute.