As a commercial and corporate lawyer who has worked in-house for a major international trading company, Andrew specialises in business transactions, foreign investment, sales and acquisitions and joint ventures in the resources and energy sector. Andrew has a strong focus on renewable and low emissions energy projects.
He has acted for a range of clients from listed and large private companies involved in exploration and operational projects in coal, gas, minerals and metals through to junior explorers and service providers.
His work has covered multiple jurisdictions, including Australia, North America, Myanmar, Mongolia, Russia and Indonesia.
Andrew has firsthand experience in the development, sale and acquisition of small to large scale renewable energy projects in Australia. Including engagement with Government agencies and authorities, local landowners and foreign developers and investors.
Andrew is also a member of the firm’s Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) team, assisting clients across all sectors with obtaining approvals and engaging with FIRB.
Drafting and managing FIRB applications for multinational corporations as well as providing strategic advice and management assistance in relation to FIRB obligations.
Greenfield renewable projects
Drafting and negotiating sale agreements and ongoing management agreements for greenfield renewable energy projects.
Acting for Elliott Advisors on their acquisition of various solar assets in Australia.
Acting for Sojitz Corporation and its subsidiaries on various matters including the ongoing acquisition of the Gregory Crinum mine from BMA.
Assisting with the sale of a Narrabri Coal Royalty to Anglo Pacific Group PLC (a listed UK company).
Drafting and assisting Queensland Government departments on the development of resources sector policies.