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Robert Vellar

Special Counsel

T. +61 2 9279 0288

Robert is a Blackstone Waterhouse Special Counsel with a focus on renewables, infrastructure and major project transactions.  Robert brings 30 years’ experience to BWL in his capacity as Special Counsel with a focus on major infrastructure, energy and renewables transactions having held a number of senior executive positions in the NSW Government, including with Landcom and the Division of Resources and Energy and as Chief of Staff to the Minister for Resources and Energy, then the Minister for Industry, Planning and Housing.

As the former Assistant Commissioner at NSW Fair Trading Robert brings a wealth of experience in consumer affairs, licencing and compliance across a range of industries. During his 23 years with the NSW Police, Robert was the Deputy Director NSW Police Legal Services managing the Civil Law Division where he oversaw major and complex litigation.


  • Master of Commerce, University of Western Sydney
  • Master of Law, University of Western Sydney
  • Bachelor of Law, University of Western Sydney