Daniel Romans

Daniel is a joint principal of the firm with over 15 years of experience in domestic and international jurisdictions in Building and Construction Law; Civil Litigation; Property and Company Law. He has an integrated and proactive approach to the representation of his business clients including many loyal and long-standing builders and developers.

He acts for clients on large scale building and construction matters including:

    • the formation of company structures, including advice on regulatory compliance in the context of the Queensland Building Services Authority/Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBSA/QBCC);
    • the preparation and negotiation of tenders, building contracts and subcontracts;
    • assisting clients with contractual issues such as extensions of time, latent condition claims and variation claims;
    • advising on and dealing with, on behalf of clients, the preparation of best practice methodology in the context of payment claims, payment schedules and adjudications under the Building and Construction Industry Payments Act (QLD) 2004 (BCIPA);
    • preparing litigation in all courts for the enforcement or defence of contractual disputes, including but not limited to the stay of BCIPA adjudication decisions;
    • dealing with domestic building dispute issues in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT);
    • representing builders in the context of direction to rectify notices from the Queensland Building Services Authority/Queensland Building and Construction Commission (QBSA/QBCC) including but not limited to the preparation of QCAT applications to review QBSA/QBCC decisions; and
    • advising on a wide range of insolvency and bankruptcy matters, including the implications of insolvency and bankruptcy on a QBSA/QBCC license holder.

In a commercial context, Daniel has extensive experience in acting for clients in the relation to:

      • the acquisition and sale of large business interests in a diverse area of commercial sectors, including building and property companies;
      • insolvency and bankruptcy arrangements, including the appointment and disposal of liquidators and trustees in bankruptcy;
      • corporate restructuring from small enterprises to large companies; and
      • the formation and cessation of joint venture arrangements predominantly in the areas of property development and construction.

Daniel graduated from the University of Queensland with a Bachelor of Laws and Arts (majoring in Chinese) and is admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia.