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Join Clayton Utz of Australia and Steptoe & Johnson LLP of Washington DC for a 90 minute webcast geared to US companies wishing to perform work in Australia or for the Australian government, particularly in the aerospace, defense, engineering and government services areas. 

The program will include: 
  • A brief overview of Australian business culture and the government procurement market 
  • Basics of Australian government procurement rules and regulations, with emphasis on aerospace, defense, and engineering/construction procurement 
  • Any key requirements for US (and foreign) companies wishing to sell directly to the Australian government 
  • A brief summary of import and taxation issues relevant to selling to the Australian government as a foreign company 
  • A brief summary of Australian ethics and anti-corruption laws relevant to public sector sales, as well as a discussion of US legal considerations applicable to American companies working in or with Australia and US government procurement rules impacting government to government sales” 
About Our Presenters from Clayton Utz
Marko Misko, Partner
Clayton Utz

Marko Misko is one of Australia's leading construction and major projects lawyers. He specialises in advice on major infrastructure projects, general construction work, public and private sector facilities maintenance, government procurement and management outsourcings. Marko has particular skill in developing, drafting and negotiating standard form and project-specific tender and contract documents for major projects. His
extensive experience in project management and the contract delivery phase of projects is well known, and includes advice on the design, construction, operating, maintenance and service delivery aspects of large scale infrastructure projects delivered as PPPs.

In addition to his intimate knowledge of PPPs, Marko has extensive experience advising on all others forms of infrastructure project delivery methods (including D&C, managing contractor, alliancing and ECI) and is at the forefront of new project delivery methods.

Joanna Pugsley, Partner
Clayton Utz

As a leading construction and major projects lawyer, Joanna Pugsley has advised on a range of construction, social infrastructure, engineering, maintenance and operation agreements in large projects. She has particular expertise in the delivery of large-scale social infrastructure PPPs. 
Joanna advises owners, contractors and government on a range of issues related to construction and contract law (including drafting and negotiation) and is also experienced in tender processes and management.
About Our Presenter from Steptoe & Johnson LLP
Andrew D. Irwin, Partner
Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Andrew D. Irwin is a partner in Steptoe’s Washington office and has also spent time in our Century City office.  He focuses his practice at the intersection of international regulatory law and government procurement, concentrating primarily on corporate investigations and related compliance counseling.  He has a particular background in laws and regulations that relate to export controls/sanctions, foreign corruption, and government contracting fraud.  He also has considerable experience in general corporate ethics/compliance counseling, as well as ethics/compliance program administration and development.  He has conducted investigations and reviews in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East (including on the ground in wartime Iraq).  Prior to coming to Steptoe, Mr. Irwin spent several years as inside counsel for one of the world’s largest engineering and construction companies.

The George Washington University School of Law, J.D., with honors, 1996
Princeton University, A.B., magna cum laude, 1993