Owen Hayford is one of Australia’s leading projects and construction lawyers, with more than 20 years’ experience in the procurement, delivery and through-life support of major infrastructure projects.

Having acted for owners (both government and private sector), financiers, contractors, consultants and subcontractors, Owen has advised extensively on contract structuring, funding, contract drafting, negotiation, contract management and issue resolution across a range of sectors, including transport, energy, resources, defence and social infrastructure. Owen is highly regarded for his ability to develop innovative commercial and legal solutions to procurement and delivery problems.

Owen is a senior fellow at the University of Melbourne, where he teaches a course on public-private partnerships as part of the master of laws programme. He chairs the thought leadership committee of the Society of Construction Law Australia and is a former council member of the Australia branch of the International Project Finance Association.

Owen is recognised as one of Australia’s leading lawyers for construction and infrastructure in several legal directories, including Best Lawyers, Doyle’s Guide, Who’s Who Legal and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific.