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 this sector, our whole-of-project approach ensures seamless legal services from the project development phase through to operation and expansion.
With one of the largest resources groups of any legal firm in Australia, we bring expertise, experience and in-depth knowledge of the renewables, coal, gas, minerals, energy and utilities industries. We ensure your development runs smoothly by early identification and mitigation of disruptions given our experience in negotiating and liaising with various stakeholders, including government authorities and landowners.
Comprehensive planning and environment advice, property management, coverage of native title, 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. Also climate change, procurement, industrial relations and workplace health and safety are additional factors.
We understand the opportunities and challenges facing the Resources sector and provide commercially focused, technically accurate but practical advice on the full range of issues confronting industry participants.
To find out more, contact Damien Clarke
Acting in the funding and restructure of the supply arrangements which facilitated the sale of Anglo’s Callide Coal Mine, which provides the energy requirements for the Callide power stations owned by CS Energy.
Acted in the acquisition of Anglo Coal’s contentious Drayton South Project and Drayton Coal Mine in the Hunter Valley.
New Hope Coal
Acted in the acquisition of Rio Tinto’s interest in the Bengalla Coal Mine for $865 million.
Major resource company
Acting for one of the world’s largest resource companies on all its environmental and approval matters in NSW.
Lead team for the establishment of each of the Lake Vermont, Monto Coal, Carborough Downs, Isaac Plains, Moorvale, Sonoma and Coppabella Coal joint ventures in the Bowen Basin.
Advised on the redevelopment of the abandoned Kidston Gold Mine by Genex to provide electricity to the northern Australian electricity market.
New South Wales Minerals Council
Providing detailed legal advice on all aspects of proposed resources legislation.
Falcon Oil & Gas
Acting on the farm down of 7.5% of its 30% participating interest in the Beetaloo Sub-Basin joint venture in exchange for Origin Energy Limited increasing its carry of Falcon’s share of costs by A$150.5 million to $263.8 million.
Acting in respect of the development of the QCLNG integrated gas field, pipeline and LNG facility.