Joel Von Thien's primary focus is on corporate advisory and corporate transactions (including acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures) for government organisations, large industry players and fund managers, principally in the mining, energy, logistics and infrastructure sectors.

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Energy and Resources

Power

Joel has acted for Origin Energy in a range of major acquisitions and projects, including:

  • its acquisition of Uranquinty Power Station;
  • its acquisition of electricity retailers, Integral Energy and Country Energy;
  • its acquisition of generation trading rights from Eraring Power Station (coal fired); and
  • its subsequent acquisition of Eraring Power Station.

He has also acted for a range of clients in relation to hydro power and wind farm acquisitions.

Gas


Joel has acted for:

  • Origin Energy in relation to the establishment of its joint venture with ConocoPhillips to form Australia Pacific LNG, a 50:50 CSG to LNG joint venture;
  • APLNG in relation to its Queensland LNG project including with respect to project agreements; and
  • equity subscription transactions with LNG buyers.

Mining and resources

  • Joel has acted for a range of clients involved in mining and resources projects. These include helping client with acquisitions and disposals of joint venture interests in coal and iron ore mining projects in New South Wales, Western Australia and Queensland.

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Corporate Governance

Joel advises ASX 200 companies on corporate governance.

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Corporate / M&A

Joel has acted for Origin Energy in a range of major acquisitions and projects, including:

  • its acquisition of Uranquinty Power Station;
  • its acquisition of electricity retailers, Integral Energy and Country Energy;
  • its acquisition of generation trading rights from Eraring Power Station (coal fired); and
  • its subsequent acquisition of Eraring Power Station.

He has also acted for a range of clients in relation to hydro power and wind farm acquisitions.

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Corporatisation and Privatisation

Joel has acted for Origin Energy in a range of major acquisitions and projects, including:

  • its acquisition of electricity retailers, Integral Energy and Country Energy;
  • its acquisition of generation trading rights from Eraring Power Station (coal fired); and
  • its subsequent acquisition of Eraring Power Station.

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Transport and Logistics

Joel has acted for Pacific National (Asciano's rail haulage business) in the negotiation and preparation of number of long-term coal haulage agreements (including Pacific National's Queensland coal haulage agreement with Rio Tinto Coal Australia and Xstrata Coal).

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