Resources

Resources

The increasing global demand for energy presents both opportunities and challenges for Australia’s resources sector.

Whether you are at the starting point, exploring opportunities, or currently operating in the resources sector, you want a legal team who will be with you from the start and remain steadfast throughout the life of your project.  Our whole-of-project approach ensures seamless legal services are on hand from the project development phase through to operation and expansion.

Our resources lawyers bring expertise, experience and in-depth knowledge of the coal, gas, minerals, energy and utilities industries.  We understand the opportunities and challenges facing those in the resources sector and provide commercially focused, technical advice on the full range of issues confronting participants in the industry.

We form deep and long-lasting relationships with our clients, including Peabody Energy Australia, Whitehaven Coal, Adani Mining, AMCI, ERM Power, New Hope, Sojitz, Evolution Mining, Senex and Tri-Star Petroleum.

With our extensive experience in negotiating and liaising with various stakeholders, including government authorities and landowners, you can be sure the development of your project will run smoothly, with any hiccups identified and mitigated early.  Our experience structuring, negotiating and establishing joint ventures and alliances includes significant projects in Australia and overseas.

Comprehensive planning and environment advice, property management, coverage of native title and land and easement issues as well as access to water and infrastructure are all crucial in the success of your project and its ongoing operation.  Our lawyers also provide expert advice on issues such as the Minerals Resources Rent Tax (MRRT) and climate change and the impact of legislation on your business and your project.

We also draw on the wide resources and experience of the entire McCullough Robertson team to ensure front end project delivery and procurement strategies are spot on.

From access to infrastructure, through licensing and regulation, insurance and risk management to industrial relations and workplace health and safety, our commercial and resources focused lawyers make sure your project runs smoothly.