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Andrew Mansour

Of Counsel
Fax +61.3.9205.2055

Mr. Mansour is a corporate and commercial lawyer. His focus is on providing advice to government and corporate clients on a range of commercial transactions including major infrastructure projects in the health and rail sectors. Such work includes negotiation and drafting of transaction documents and providing strategic legal advice on project delivery.

He has advised both the public and private sector on large procurement and outsourcing projects including projects delivered as public private partnerships. He has a particular focus in health services and social infrastructure.

Mr. Mansour was recognised as one of Australia’s leading Corporate/Governance and Government lawyers in the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Best Lawyers – Australia publication.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Mental Health Research Institute of Victoria Inc, board member and public officer (1994-2002)
  • Mental Health Research Institute of Victoria Limited (MHRI), non-executive director and chair of MHRI's Intellectual Property Committee (2002-2004)
  • Banking and Financial Services Law Association Limited, non-executive director and Treasurer, (1992-2002)
  • SEW Eurodrive Pty Ltd, Chairman and non-executive director
  • Member of K&L Gates' Global Pro Bono Committee and Chair of K&L Gates' Australian Pro Bono Committee
  • Member of the Independent Nominations Committee of Carlton Football Club Ltd
  • Advising St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne (STV) on a broad range of commercial transactions in the health sector including:
    • its Equity/Health joint venture with Forensicare for the provision of health services to Victorian prisons. The role included advising on conduct of the tender process, probity issues, scoping the project, risk analysis, amendments to the operating deed, joint venture structuring and governance issues
    • developing the project plan for the proposed International Research Precinct project at STV's Fitzroy Campus. The project comprised collaboration between STV, five medical research institutes, the University of Melbourne and the University of Wollongong, for relocation, collaborative research and development in a purpose built centre, the capital cost of which was estimated at AUD370 million
    • its 2014 Ravenhall Prison Project for the provision of health services.
  • Advising the Northern Australia Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance (NAILSMA) on its: 
    • corporate restructure as a company limited by guarantee
    • transfer of its assets, undertaking and employees from the trusteeship of Charles Darwin University to its own corporate entity
    • development of a subsidiary entity to conduct aggregation and broking services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island communities conducting early season savannah burning as part of the Australian Government's Carbon Farming Initiative including advice on carbon credit transactions, carbon market regulatory structure and Australia Financial Services License obligations
    • establishment of Northern Indigenous Environmental Services Ltd as the first Australian Aboriginal carbon trading entity.
  • Advising Nyamba Buru Yawuru on governance, corporate structuring, native title settlement property identification, development, risk management, project finance and procurement.
  • Advising on the negotiation and execution of transaction documents in relation to the reacquisition from Pacific National of the Victorian regional below rail network and on the Victorian Government’s relationship with Pacific National regarding Victorian above and below rail businesses.
  • Advising the Mitre 10 Group in its capital restructure (including scheme of arrangement) and restructure of its licensing, trading and supply agreements with its 600 plus members across Australia.
  • Advising on Bombardier Australia’s bid for the supply and maintenance of single-decker electric rolling stock for the AUD3 billion RailCorp Electric Trains PPP project.
  • Advising on Raytheon Company’s bid for supply of tolling equipment on the Mitcham Frankston Project (PPP).
  • Advising on Bombardier Australia’s finance of manufacture and supply of Diesel Units for Victoria’s V/Line Regional Rail Franchise.
  • Acting for the Australian subsidiary of a US parent company in a US$400 million multi option credit facility for the group. Tasks comprised the review of the credit facility agreements and ancillary documents and providing advice on the cross border enforceability of the credit agreement.