Navigant expands into Australia with Sydney and Perth offices

05 April 2018 3 min. read
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Global professional services group Navigant has expanded its consulting capacities into Australia. Sydney and Perth will host two new offices for the firm’s Construction arm, as the firm continues its campaign of international expansion.

Businesses across all industries are experiencing a sustained period of change thanks to growing challenges relating to digital innovation, and rapidly evolving regulatory burdens. Countries across the world are presently working to meet new demands from the Paris Climate Agreement, a number of nations are preparing for life after combustion engine-based transportation, meaning many governments are also engaged in infrastructural overhauls. Amid this environment, the global consulting industry is experiencing rapid growth, as public and private clients seek external advice on how best to navigate multiple changes.

Navigant specialises in transformational change for clients primarily in the healthcare, energy, and financial services industries. As a result, the global professional services firm has been undergoing a period of international expansion over the course of the last year, amid a spike in demand from businesses and governments alike.

In November, Navigant has acquired Quorum Consulting for an undisclosed fee. The San Franciscan firm was added to Navigant’s life sciences practice, which is looking to expand its market footprint. Meanwhile, the firm added two senior energy experts to its Energy practice in Europe. Jan-Willem Bode joined as a Director in the UK, while fellow Dutchman Bertil Heerink was appointed a Director in the Netherlands at Navigant’s subsidiary Ecofys.

Now, Navigant has announced the expansion of its global Construction practice (GCP) into Australia, with new offices in Perth and Sydney. Navigant’s global Construction practice, a practice within the company’s Disputes, Forensics, and Legal Technology (DFLT) segment, is another step in expanding Navigant’s global advisory services work for high-stakes legal and regulatory matters.

Navigant expands into Australia with Sydney and Perth offices

Navigant’s global Construction practice experienced a positive 2017, being named Construction Expert Witness Firm of the Year in 2017 by Who’s Who Legal, while 20 Navigant Construction practice Directors and Managing Directors were recently identified as leading experts for the construction industry by Who’s Who Legal 2018. Navigant’s new offices will look to build on this, consisting of experts in the company’s construction industry disputes and advisory practice and will provide competencies in the areas of commercial, contract, and program management services to all sectors of the construction industry.

Lee Spirer, Executive Vice President and Chief Growth and Transformation Officer said of the new locations, “Our formal expansion to add Australian offices is a great example of our commitment to investing and growing where there is sustainable demand from our clients as we have been working intensely there with global construction clients for years. We are excited to continue our growth on a new continent.”

Darin L. Buchalter Managing Director and Navigant’s global Construction practice leader added, “The growth of our presence in Asia-Pacific further strengthens our ability to support our global clients and bring enhanced value to the regional market. The global Construction practice provides expert and advisory services on the world’s most complex capital projects and will be the foundation to provide a full range of DFLT services.”