From 1 July 2014 Bruce is one of the firm's two Deputy Chief Executive Partners with a particular responsibility for the Clients & Markets and International aspects of the business, a role that reflects his significant legal industry experience both in Australia and overseas.

As a practitioner, Bruce specialises in energy, project and infrastructure work across a broad spectrum. Bruce’s sector area experience covers the power, oil and gas, water, transport, mining and processing industries. He has a diverse client list, having acted for developers and developer consortia on energy and infrastructure assets, and for lenders and borrowers on large-scale limited recourse transactions.

Bruce’s practice also encompasses all aspects of banking work. With a particular emphasis on project finance and commodity finance, he also has had significant experience in restructurings and work-outs for borrowers and lending groups on large project deals.

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Energy and Resources

Borrower/sponsor counsel on Australia's largest project finance loan (US$8.5 billion) in relation to the first coal-seam gas LNG project to be funded on limited recourse terms (Project Finance International Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Deal of the Year);

Counsel to a Chinese oil company on a proposed US$17 billion LNG project development offshore Iran;

Lenders counsel on a syndicated loan transaction to fund the development of a phthatic anhydride facility;

Advising a bank group on the limited recourse funding of a generation and electricity transmission project in West Australia to deliver off-grid energy to a major iron ore mine development;

Sponsor counsel on a tank farm project in Queensland;

Tenement holder/developer counsel on a Galilee Basin coal project, to be developed on the basis of coal prepayment contracts;

Sponsor counsel on a Victorian wind turbine project;

Borrower’s counsel on the US$90 million project financing of a Philippines offshore oil field development;

 

Counsel to a major coal mine owner/operator on a number of development/operational funding facilities;

Counsel to the commercial lenders steering group on the Alinta deleveraging/restructuring; and

Counsel on the development of a Mongolian coal export project.

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Banking and Finance

Borrower/sponsor counsel on Australia's largest project finance loan (US$8.5 billion) in relation to the first coal-seam gas LNG project to be funded on limited recourse terms (Project Finance International Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Deal of the Year);


Counsel to a Chinese oil company on a proposed US$17 billion LNG project development offshore Iran;


Lenders counsel on a syndicated loan transaction to fund the development of a phthatic anhydride facility;


Advising a bank group on the limited recourse funding of a generation and electricity transmission project in West
Australia to deliver off-grid energy to a major iron ore mine development;

 

Sponsor counsel on a tank farm project in Queensland;


Tenement holder/developer counsel on a Galilee Basin coal project, to be developed on the basis of coal prepayment contracts;

 

Sponsor counsel on a Victorian wind turbine project;


Advising the electricity and REC supplier on the privatisation of the Sydney Desalination Plant;


Counsel to a European bank on the Peninsula Link road infrastructure project in Victoria (Project Finance APAC
Transport (Road) Deal of the Year);


Borrower’s counsel on the US$90 million project financing of a Philippines offshore oil field development;


Counsel to a major coal mine owner/operator on a number of development/operational funding facilities;

 

Counsel to the commercial lenders steering group on the Alinta deleveraging/restructuring; and


Counsel on the development of a Mongolian coal export project.

See Banking and Finance

Project Finance

Borrower/sponsor counsel on Australia's largest project finance loan (US$8.5 billion) in relation to the first coal-seam gas LNG project to be funded on limited recourse terms (Project Finance International Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Deal of the Year);


Counsel to a Chinese oil company on a proposed US$17 billion LNG project development offshore Iran;


Lenders counsel on a syndicated loan transaction to fund the development of a phthatic anhydride facility;


Advising a bank group on the limited recourse funding of a generation and electricity transmission project in West

Australia to deliver off-grid energy to a major iron ore mine development;


Sponsor counsel on a tank farm project in Queensland;

 

Tenement holder/developer counsel on a Galilee Basin coal project, to be developed on the basis of coal prepayment contracts;


Sponsor counsel on a Victorian wind turbine project;


Advising the electricity and REC supplier on the privatisation of the Sydney Desalination Plant;

 

Counsel to a European bank on the Peninsula Link road infrastructure project in Victoria (Project Finance APAC Transport (Road) Deal of the Year);


Borrower’s counsel on the US$90 million project financing of a Philippines offshore oil field development;


Counsel to a major coal mine owner/operator on a number of development/operational funding facilities;

 

Counsel to the commercial lenders steering group on the Alinta deleveraging/restructuring; and

 

Counsel on the development of a Mongolian coal export project.

See Project Finance

 

International Services

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