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Sparke Helmore Lawyers is pleased to welcome John Kehoe to its Corporate & Commercial team.

An accomplished senior lawyer with more than 20 years' experience, John specialises in construction and infrastructure. He has particular expertise in infrastructure agreements including engineering procurement and construction, design and construct, operation and maintenance and facilities management contracts and development agreements.

John works with energy companies, facilities management companies, infrastructure contractors, health care providers, universities, developers, government agencies and building and engineering contractors.  He advises clients involved in infrastructure projects, building developments, and major equipment procurement and has significant experience in advising clients on risk allocation, project structuring, market positions on material risk issues at every level of the market.

National Managing Partner Phillip Salem said, “I am excited that John has decided to join Sparke Helmore.  Having someone with John’s unparalleled expertise as part of our already strong Construction Projects & Infrastructure team is another significant step in enhancing the solutions and services that we offer to our clients both nationally and across Victoria.”

John has received market recognition as a leading legal practitioner including in Best Lawyers and Doyle’s Guide.

“I immediately saw the synergies with Sparke Helmore; the culture and the values as well as a shared commitment to exceptional client service. I’m delighted to join this market-leading firm, one with an outstanding reputation in the construction and infrastructure space and I am looking forward to adding even greater depth to their offering and value to clients”, said John.

John joins us from HWL Ebsworth and will be based in our Melbourne office.

About Sparke Helmore

We’ve come a long way since our doors first opened in the Hunter in 1882. We’ve had an office in Sydney since the ‘60s and we recently opened our ninth office in Darwin.

We cover five key areas of law – Corporate & Commercial, Commercial Insurance, Government, Statutory Lines of Insurance and Workplace – with more than 30 specialised areas of expertise. We’re a truly national, full service and proudly Australian firm that delivers results through deep collaboration with our clients. Wherever our clients need us, that’s where we’ll be.

Covering a big country needs a big team—we’re more than 816 people now and still growing. And in true Australian spirit, we’re friendly, approachable and easy to work with. And when you work with one of us, you get the expertise of all of us.

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