Tim is a resources expert, acting on project approvals, project delivery and regulatory advice for mining and gas companies at all stages of the exploration, development and production lifecycle.
He has recently been awarded the Lexology Client Choice Award in London for outstanding client service for Energy & Natural Resources Law in Australia, noted for his “deep mining industry knowledge; he understands the policy drivers behind increasingly rapid legislative change” and for being “a trusted and reliable adviser and a rare find in his field”.
Tim helps his clients navigate the best pathway through the myriad of regulatory challenges in front of all prospective and existing project owners. His deep understanding of state and federal environmental regulation enables him to deliver seamless advice throughout every stage of a resources or energy project.
Tim’s broad scope of work includes all aspects of project delivery and government liaison on regulatory and strategic matters, impact assessment processes, compliance and incident response and project acquisition and divestment. He has prepared and implemented legal environmental risk mitigation strategies for projects across Australia, including for some of the world’s largest and most complex projects.
Beyond his project delivery work, Tim advises on coal and coal seam gas entities on complex overlapping tenement considerations, and the implications of the carbon regime covering strategy, development and product supply.
Led the team completing the legal review of Adani Mining’s environmental impact statement for the greenfield Carmichael Coal Mine and Rail project, which will be the largest coal mine in Queensland involving investments worth more than $7 billion.
Advises Peabody Energy on all of its operations in Queensland.
Genex Power Limited
Assisted to secure key project milestones for its Kidston energy project, including the critical infrastructure prescribed project declaration by the Coordinator-General.
Advises on all environmental and operational matters.
Led Adani’s successful Land Court proceedings securing a recommendation that the Carmichael Coal Mine be approved on the conditions sought by the company.
Advised on the recommencement of mining at Mt Morgan.
Advised on the development of the Isaac Plains East project.
Coal and Coal Seam Gas
Advises countless coal and coal seam gas entities on overlapping tenement considerations, including Glencore on all overlaps forming part of its Wandoan coal project.
Advised on the environmental approval of the Abbot Point Coal Terminal expansion.