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John Cooper

Jones Day (Brisbane), Jones Day (Sydney)

John Cooper joined Jones Day in 2013. He has worked on many of Australia’s largest projects in the transport, energy and resources, defense, and social infrastructure sectors. He has represented owners, major contractors, and consultants in complex disputes on major procurement projects in Australia and overseas. John Cooper has been the lead lawyer on teams that acted on the operation and maintenance agreement for the regional rail network in New South Wales, the program alliance for RailCorp’s signaling work, the successful Transcity JV bid for Legacy Way, the Gateway Upgrade Project, major defense acquisition and sustainment contracts, and mine infrastructure and contract mining agreements for iron ore mines in South Australia, coal mines in NSW and Queensland, and many other mining projects in Australia and overseas. John has acted in major Supreme Court actions in relation to defects in the pavements at Port Botany and the Port of Brisbane and is currently representing major international contractors on disputes in connection with a number of the recently completed gas projects in Queensland. He also has represented clients in arbitrations, expert determinations, and statutory adjudications. John Cooper is a member of the Construction and Infrastructure Law Committee of the Business Law Section of the Law Council of Australia, a member of the Resolution Institute, and a member of the Centre for Professional Legal Education Advisory Board. He also has held leadership roles with many other organizations, including the Professional Engineers Disciplinary Panel of Queensland. He has delivered many papers on dispute resolution, construction, procurement, and contract law topics.

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Steven W. Fleming, Prudence Smith, Matthew Bull, Simon Bellas, John Cooper, James R.T. Ebert, Pip Goldman, Ken Hickman, Annie Leeks The Australian Competition Authority warns the government against bid rigging in public tenders


The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission ("ACCC") also cautions government agencies to be alert to potential bid rigging in the procurement process for public tenders. The ACCC cautioned agencies of the Australian government (the "Government") to be on guard against "bid-rigging" (...)

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