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09 May 2013

Clayton Utz launches new edition of Successful Delivery of Resources Projects

Successful Delivery of Resources Projects is a practical guide for project stakeholders on the diverse range of legal issues and risks they may encounter in projects and how to factor these into their decision-making.

State Ministers recently joined mining industry luminaries to help launch the latest edition of Clayton Utz's hugely popular Successful Delivery of Resources Projects book at parallel events in Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.  

NSW Minister for Resources and Energy, the Honourable Chris Hartcher MP, launched the book in Sydney, Queensland's Minister for Natural Resources and Mines, the Honourable Andrew Cripps, launched the book in Brisbane, and former WA Minister for Mines and Petroleum, the Honourable Norman Moore MLC, launched the book in Perth. The events were attended by local and international industry participants with interests across each of those mining-rich states.

Successful Delivery of Resources Projects is a practical guide for project stakeholders on the diverse range of legal issues and risks they may encounter in projects and how to factor these into their decision-making. The revised edition includes several new chapters, including carbon capture and storage, carbon risks in projects, real property and intellectual property issues, bilateral investment treaties, and the restructuring of troubled projects.

Clayton Utz Construction and Major Projects partner Andrew Stephenson, a specialist in construction related disputes who generated the idea for Successful Delivery of Resources Projects, said it drew on the firm's broad experience in providing strategic, commercial and whole-of-project-cycle advice to mining, energy and resources industry participants.

"We were overwhelmed by the response to the first edition of the publication, both in Australia and abroad. It confirmed our view that there was a need for a publication which provides a comprehensive overview of all the key legal issues that project participants are likely to encounter, including relevant legislative and regulatory frameworks."

The national head of Clayton Utz's Energy and Resources practice, Graeme Dennis, said the publication reflected the central role the resources sector will continue to have in the Australian economy. "We hope Successful Delivery of Resources Projects will contribute to a greater understanding of the legal environment in which projects have to be delivered ─ and ultimately, to their successful delivery."

Successful Delivery of Resources Projects
Stuart Clark, Graham Taylor, NSW Minister Chris Hartcher and Graeme Dennis

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