Coverage where you need it
Because we've got offices in all of Australia's major energy and resources hubs, our clients can tap into the specialised skills and advice of Australia's largest energy and resources team – where and when they need it.
Experience at the coalface
We live and breathe E&R. We are dedicated industry specialists with knowledge developed through years of deep involvement at a corporate, project and operational level.
Across Australia, the Asia-Pacific and Africa, we advise investors and sponsors on major energy, mining and infrastructure projects and transactions. From exploration to feasibility through construction and operation, we've got you covered.
What we do
- Act on all issues associated with E&R projects and investments from regulatory issues to mining approvals, project developments to emissions trading.
- Advise on energy and resource-related infrastructure projects, including the construction and development of pipelines, terminals, ports and rail facilities.
- Work with our international partner firms to ensure our clients receive seamless, quality advice on major cross-border projects and transactions.
Who we work with
- Overseas clients who wish to invest in Australia's energy and resources sector or establish offtake / long-term supply arrangements with Australian suppliers.
- Participants across all E&R sectors including coal, LNG, electricity generation and distribution, renewable energy, uranium and all other metals and minerals.
Northern Territory Government: advising the Northern Territory Government on all legal aspects relating to the North East Gas Interconnector (NEGI) pipeline project. The pipeline will link Australia's northern and eastern gas markets and is widely considered critically important to the development of the Northern territory's gas resources and to national energy security.
Sumitomo Mitsui Bank, Investec and Westbourne Capital: advised on all aspects of the project financing of Alinta Energy Transmission Pty Limited's 120 kilometre high-voltage transmission line (and purchase of the Mt Newman generation assets) to supply energy to the A$10 billion Roy Hill mine in the Pilbara mining region.
Origin Energy: advised Origin Energy on its A$659 million acquisition of Eraring Energy from the NSW Government.
Nippon Steel Corporation: advised Nippon Steel Corporation on a US$1.36 billion joint venture with BlueScope Steel to establish a new coated products business, NS BlueScope Coated Products, in South-East Asia and North America.
Australia Pacific LNG: Project Counsel on the A$35 billion Australia Pacific LNG project including the signing of its LNG supply contract with China’s Sinopec Group and Sinopec’s initial stake acquisition for a net consideration of US$1.5 billion. We subsequently advised on the extension of its LNG supply contract with Sinopec and increase in Sinopec’s equity stake in APLNG to 25 per cent.
Sumitomo Corporation and The Kansai Electric Power Company: advised Sumitomo Corporation and The Kansai Electric Power Company on their A$1.2 billion joint venture acquisition of the Bluewaters I and II power stations from Griffin Energy Group.
Noble Group: advised on all recent acquisitions and joint venture arrangements, including the A$8 billion merger between Gloucester Coal and Yancoal Australia. This deal is the second largest Chinese acquisition in Australia and third largest China outbound mining transaction on record.
Cameco Corporation: advised Cameco Corporation on its US$430 million acquisition of the Yeelirrie uranium project in Western Australia from BHP Billiton.
Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc.: advised Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. on its acquisition of an equity interest from INPEX Corporation in the A$43 billion Ichthys LNG Project.
Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal (WICET): advising a consortium of coal exporters on the A$1 billion WICET project to increase export coal capacity through the Port of Gladstone.
Extract Resources Limited: advised on the A$2.2 billion recommended unconditional cash offer by Taurus Mineral Limited, an entity owned by Chinese state-owned CGNPC Uranium Resources Co and the China-Africa Development Fund.
Minara Resources: advised ASX-listed nickel producer Minara Resources in connection with Glencore Investment’s off-market takeover offer for the remaining 27 per cent of shares in Minara Resources.
Origin Energy: advised on its successful A$3.25 billion bid for NSW energy retail assets (Country Energy, Integral Energy and gentrader rights of the Eraring and Shoalhaven power stations) – a transaction which catapulted Origin into the largest energy retailer in Australia.
Barrick Gold: advised Barrick Gold as Australian counsel on its A$7.1 billion acquisition of Equinox Minerals.
Fortescue: advised on its A$7 billion Pilbara iron ore expansion and its A$3 billion Christmas Creek mining contract (Australia’s largest ever). Also advised on its A$3.2 billion 144A bond raising for the Pilbara iron ore project.
Adani Mining: advising Indian powerhouse, Adani Mining, on the multi-billion dollar Carmichael Coal and Rail Project.
Macquarie Generation: advised on the power sale agreement for the Tomago smelter. This is the largest ever power sale agreement in New South Wales.