Cris Cureton is a leading disputes and major projects lawyer and his areas of expertise include adjudication, arbitration and mediation, litigation and dispute resolution, major projects, public private partnerships, aboriginal heritage, and native title. His practice spans the construction, energy and resources, mining and metals, oil and gas, government and infrastructure sectors. He is highly experienced in documenting front end project formation, advising on contract administration and representing parties at the back end in dispute resolution. Mr Cureton has been named one of Australia's leading litigation lawyers by Best Lawyers since 2010, and he regularly appears for groups in commercial mediation, expert determination and other dispute resolution forums. He also has a leading role in arbitration and mediation initiatives in the Northern Territory, being the Institute of Arbitrators & Mediators Australia’s representative in the Northern Territory. Mr Cureton worked on many of the largest property, construction and engineering projects and disputes to have taken place in the Northern Territory over the last decade including successfully resolving litigation for a multinational mine equipment supplier with a claim value of more than AU$300 million, and advising on major infrastructure projects such as the Alice Springs to Darwin Railway, Darwin Waterfront redevelopment, Darwin marine supply base, Betaloo Basin onshore gas exploration project and the Bonaparte gas pipeline. With a wealth of energy and resources experience, he acts for parties acquiring interests in mining and petroleum tenements, and for multinational companies that maintain such assets.