Jason Schroeder

Jason Schroeder

Associate
Baker McKenzie

Biography

Jason is a junior associate with the Baker McKenzie Construction team in Melbourne. He joined the Firm as a paralegal in 2018 and commenced his current role in 2020. Prior to this, Jason practised as a civil engineer for 6 years with a focus on the geotechnical and water areas.

Practice Focus

Jason's practice focuses on dispute-based work in addition to his transactional and advisory work.

His dispute-based work includes acting for large domestic and international clients in various construction-related matters involving litigation, arbitration and mediation.

His transactional work includes drafting and reviewing contract documents in relation to major developments in commercial and renewable energy sectors.

 

Representative Legal Matters

  • Providing strategic advice to and facilitating the engagement of an expert for an engineering company in relation to an anticipated arbitration. The potential claims concern the failure of a supplied component and the costs associated with its subsea recovery and replacement as part of the construction of an offshore gas extraction facility.
  • Acting for a domestic construction professional services company in relation to arbitrations arising out of the expansion of a prison complex.
  • Advised an international construction company on drafting back-to-back subcontracts for a large renewable energy storage project.
  • Advised a building developer on the drafting of a contract to engage a builder to design and construct a large apartment tower.
  • Advised the transport division of a global industrial manufacturing company on the provision of technology updates to an Australian railway system.
  • Advising a listed power generation company on the development of major renewable energy hub in Queensland.
  • Advised a university regarding potential defects associated with one of its buildings on campus. 

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Australian Society of Construction Law - member

Corporate Responsibility

  • Women’s Legal Service Victoria - Assist with matters before the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal 

Admissions

  • High Court of Australia~Australia (2020)
  • Supreme Court of Victoria~Australia (2019)

Education

  • University of Melbourne (J.D.) (2018)
  • Marquette University (Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering ) (2007)

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • A Non-standard Error: The Application of the Højgaard Case in Australia (2018) 29(10) Australian Construction Law Bulletin 98
  • Are the Security of Payments Planets Finally Set to Align? (2017) 174 Australian Construction Law Newsletter 38