Gilbert+Tobin is a leading Australian corporate law firm committed to developing innovative solutions for clients and offering much more than strategic legal advice. The firm provides a full-service legal offering to corporates and governments throughout Australia, and around the world. We are renowned for our top talent, progressive approach to legal issues and client service and have a strong culture of corporate citizenship.



The Gilbert + Tobin Approach

Our lawyers bring a proactive, commercial approach, and a relentless drive to deliver superior results. Our well-established base of corporate clients includes many of the ASX 100 leading companies, major infrastructure and services providers, large financial institutions, transport and logistics companies as well as government and public authorities. Harnessing innovation and technology to create client advantage is an entrenched mindset that runs through the firm.

Our Innovative Mindset

Innovation is at the core of G+T’s legal service delivery. We bring together a team with the necessary skills required to deliver the best results for our client and achieve a successful outcome for the project.

We are able to leverage our firm wide expertise to deliver often novel solutions to clients on complex major projects. Our team’s mix of project development, financing, corporate, tech and regulatory experience enables us to advise on all aspects of investment in infrastructure, projects and the shift towards Infratech.

Today's Infrastructure Landscape

Our Infrastructure team has a deep understanding of the commercial drivers and risks associated with infrastructure projects and transactions. We advise a wide range of developers, sponsors, financiers, government and industry bodies on some of Australia’s largest and most difficult infrastructure transactions. We recognise that infrastructure projects need a variety of different legal specialisations and our approach is an integrated one in which we bring together a team with the necessary skills required to deliver the best results for our client and achieve a successful outcome for the project. We are able to leverage our firm wide expertise to deliver often novel solutions to clients on complex major projects.

A Future in Infrastructure and Innovation Precincts

The Gilbert + Tobin Infrastructure group are working to advise clients on all aspects of Innovation projects including the evolution of Innovation Precincts. Each aspect of the project is carefully managed including:

  • Funding
  • Design & Build
  • Powering
  • Commercialising
  • Ongoing Governance

Our belief is that the ‘magic ingredient’ of an innovation precinct is collaboration. That’s what makes an innovation precinct more than just a business park of independently operating businesses. Everything about the innovation precinct – from the design of the ‘hard infrastructure’ such as workspaces, the communications infrastructure and the shared technology platforms, to the design of its legal framework of governance and commercialisation, and through to the more intangible ‘vibe of the place’ – need to promote and value collaboration.

Unlike with traditional infrastructure projects the ‘new precinct-style’ projects will incorporate investors with quite different risk profiles. Developers and Government cannot use a traditional business case since they will be alongside start-up’s and/or VC’s which operate with different risk profiles. The new style of precincts will have outcomes that are broader than just creating new jobs. They will have to demonstrate social and community outcomes. The measurement of success is not the usual business case and commercialisation of this infrastructure requires a mindset change. Our experts can guide you through the legal complexities of these ground-breaking new models.

Additional Gilbert + Tobin Contacts:

  • Lesley Sutton (Infrastructure partner)
    +61-2-9263-4296 or +61-414-265-169
  • Peter Doyle (Infrastructure partner)
    +61-2-9263-4216 or +61-419-317-982