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Freya Hillier

Freya Hillier

Senior Associate

Freya is a Senior Associate specialising in infrastructure projects and public sector sales and procurements.

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Experience

Freya advises governments, project sponsors, principals and contractors on major infrastructure projects (including public private partnerships) during procurement, development and operations. She also has a particular interest in complex government sale and acquisition processes.  Freya advises on projects in various sectors including roads, ports and forestry.

Freya has worked as General Counsel (AU & NZ) for a fin-tech company, completed a number of client secondments, and understands key commercial drivers for major projects as well as operational practicalities.

A small selection of Freya’s experience includes:

Projects and procurement

  • acting for successful bidders in major acquisitions and privatisations, including the acquisition of the South Australian Forestry Plantation assets, the Port of Melbourne and the Clem7 Tunnel
  • advising on the procurement of, and bidding for, major infrastructure projects (including public private partnerships), including the Sunshine Coast University Hospital, Legacy Way and Go-Between Bridge, and M2 Upgrade
  • advising State and private sector entities during the construction and operation of public private partnerships, including in respect of the Queensland Schools PPP and the Gateway/Logan Motorway Franchise

In-house strategic advice
 

  • providing strategic risk management advice and recommendations to Boards
  • advising on and leading the practical implementation of regulatory changes required for business as usual operations
  • leading legal due diligence on potential acquisitions
  • liaising with multiple business units and stakeholders to implement systems legal compliance systems

Background

Freya holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours, First Class) and Bachelor of International Business from Griffith University, and was awarded a University Medal.  She also holds a Certificate in Governance and Risk Management from the Governance Institute of Australia.

Freya is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Queensland.