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Ben Aartsen


Ben is a solicitor specialising in large-scale infrastructure, energy and resources projects.



Ben regularly advises government, sponsor, financier and contractor participants on the full life-cycle of complex transactions.

With experience working in both private practice and in-house for a top-tier construction contractor, he prides himself on his commercial nous and solutions-focussed approach that he brings to each project.

Ben has a keen interest in emerging green technologies.

Ben’s recent experience includes advising:

  • EnergyAustralia in relation to the 350 MW / 1.4GWh Wooreen Battery Energy Storage System
  • Edify Energy in relation to the 150MW / 300MWh Riverina Battery Energy Storage System
  • AGL in relation to the 50MW / 100 MWh Broken Hill Battery Energy Storage System
  • Total EREN in relation to the 200MW Kiamal Solar Farm
  • BJCE Australia in relation to the 110MW Biala Wind Farm
  • Australian Rail Track Corporation in relation to the A$15b Inland Rail Project*
  • the ACT Government in relation to:
    • the A$500m Canberra Hospital Expansion Project*
    • the expansion of the Canberra Light Rail network*
  • the Victorian Government in relation to:
    • the Prison Infill Expansion Program*
    • the Chisholm Road Prison Project*
    • the Cherry Creek Youth Justice Centre Redevelopment Project*

*Indicates experience gained at a previous employer.


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