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Alex McKellar



Level 39, Bourke Place
600 Bourke Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Office Telephone: +61 (0) 3 8601 4500
Office Fax: +61 (0) 3 8601 4555

Direct Dial (Melbourne): +61 (0) 3 8601 4504

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Alex advises on risk allocation, prepares contracts and advises on legal issues arising from all contractual aspects of project delivery.

He acts for clients in all aspects of dispute resolution including pre-dispute strategy, informal resolution and formal dispute resolution processes including adjudication, arbitration, expert determination and litigation.

His legal passions include the effective management and mitigation of project risk and efficient, cost-effective and proportionate dispute resolution.

  • Dispute resolution: Alex has extensive experience in all jurisdictions in eastern Australia and has acted for clients involved in infrastructure projects (Citylink, Eastlink), commercial and residential buildings, process engineering (biodiesel, pharma, stockfeed), mining and ore processing (copper, uranium, gold, iron ore) and Australia’s only nuclear facility.
  • Advice work: Alex has prepared and extensively advised on all major forms of construction contract in use in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.
  • Security of Payment: Alex also has expertise in advice, adjudication and litigation on security of payment regimes in all Australian states. He co-authored an industry handbook on the security of payment legislation.


The Melbourne office is widely recognised as being among Australia’s most distinguished maritime, trade, energy and insurance law practices.

The office handles a broad range of contentious and non-contentious work for international marine and insurance industry clients, multi-national and local mining and oil and gas companies, agricultural commodities producers and traders, financial institutions, port and terminal operators and logistics services providers, and construction contractors.

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