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Michael Debney

Senior Associate

Michael is a Senior Associate in the Finance, Real Estate & Projects group.



Michael has broad experience across all stages of project development and implementation; advising owners, financiers and contractors.  Michael has also held senior legal and commercial roles in industry in Australia and internationally. 

Michael advises on all aspects of commercial arrangements, including providing project structuring advice, drafting and negotiating project agreements (including construction and procurement contracts, O&M arrangements, and joint venture agreements), and advises on issues that arise during project delivery.

Michael's experience includes advising: 

  • Rail Projects Victoria in respect of a number of the Regional Rail Revival works packages
  • Qatar Railways Company in relation to the 8 Design and Build Contracts entered into with various leading international construction contractor consortiums associated with the delivery of the US$15 billion Doha Metro
  • Qatar Railways Company in relation to the US$3bn Systems Delivery Contract for the manufacture, installation and commissioning of all track work, rolling stock, signalling and systems for the Doha Metro
  • Downer EDI Rail and KDR Gold Coast in relation to the O&M Contract for the Gold Coast Light Rail PPP Project