Ruth Fesseha
Olivia Boyle
Angus Verheul
Law Graduate
Taufiq Arahman
Ed Macgregor
Senior Associate
Samridhi Sinha
Peter Mutema
Joanna Wang

William Ryan


William is a lawyer on the Hamilton Locke New Energy and Carbon Markets Team. He adopts a no-nonsense and solutions-focused approach to his work so as to achieve pragmatic, commercial outcomes for clients.

William’s experience includes drafting and negotiating project agreements, EPCs, O&Ms, construction contracts, supply agreements, service agreements, and other bespoke contracting arrangements. William has acted for public and private sector clients, including project sponsors, head contractors and subcontractors. His prior dispute experience means he has a solid grasp on the legal frameworks which underpin new energy matters, as well as the potential risks which may arise.

William is currently completing a Masters of Sustainability at the University of Sydney. Prior to joining Hamilton Locke, he was an Associate at Minter Ellison.


Energy; Infrastructure; Project Development and Construction.



  • Bachelor of Laws – University of Sydney
  • Bachelor of Arts – University of Sydney
  • Master of Sustainability – University of Sydney (in progress)
  • William is admitted in NSW and the High Court of Australia



  • Acted for development manager Dexus Property Group in its investment in Atlassian’s new headquarters in Sydney (located adjacent to the Central Place Sydney development). The project is valued at $1.4 billion and will comprise a market-leading, sustainable 40-level office tower with retail amenities.
  • Acted for Transport for NSW in its implementation of the ‘New Intercity Fleet’ project, a $2.3 billion procurement of trains connecting major cities in NSW. Placed on secondment at Transport for NSW to assist with implementation of the project deed. Acted for Transport for NSW on the subsequent amendment to the project deed to increase the number of rolling stocks procured (amendment valued at $130 million).
  • Acted for Urbanest in its sale of its purpose-built student accommodation portfolio, which comprised 14 assets across four Australian jurisdictions. The sale was valued at $2 billion and was the largest real estate transaction in Australia in 2019.