Liam Davis

Senior Associate

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Liam has extensive experience in the area of project approvals and Indigenous community and stakeholder issues, in particular native title and cultural heritage.  Liam’s clients include Peabody Energy, Senex Energy, Metro Mining, Evolution Mining, the Spicers Group, Frasers Property as well as State government, local Councils, property developers, various pastoralists, carbon proponents, and Traditional Owners.

Liam is ranked in Chambers Asia Pacific as an Associate to watch. Liam has been recognised as a ‘Native Title Rising Star’ in Doyle’s Guide 2016 and 2017.  In 2014 and 2015, Liam was named as Energy and Resources Lawyer of the Year in the Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Law Awards.  Liam was also a finalist in the Young Gun category of the 2013 Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Awards.  

As a dedicated legal practitioner and a passionate advocate for Indigenous communities, Liam brings a clear, considered and concise approach to all negotiations.  He has been involved in the delivery of project approvals for some of the largest developments in Australia; most notably in the resources sector. 

Liam understands the need for swift and accurate advice having previously worked in-house for his client Peabody Energy, acting as Native Title and Cultural Heritage Coordinator.  He has also worked in-house with QGC, assisting with approvals for the significant QCLNG project. Liam’s ability to move easily between offices and form strong working relationships with new teams and a range of stakeholders has served him well in these roles outside the firm.

Clients appreciate Liam’s ability to work with Traditional Owners to navigate through the complex regulatory environment, identify areas of risk and provide solutions that assist with the on time delivery of projects and ensure compliance with procedural requirements.

Liam has a significant profile within the mining and energy sectors.  He is a founding member of the Young Energy Professionals (Queensland) organisation and sits on the Queensland Resources Council Indigenous Affairs Committee.  

Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017
Liam Davis