With more than 20 years working in the Northern Territory on major energy and resources, construction and infrastructure projects, Margaret Michaels combines a true local's knowledge with impressive legal skills and astute, practical advice.  

Margaret's wide-ranging skills are highly regarded by clients and peers alike, and she's considered one of Australia's best lawyers in energy, natural resources law, commercial law and corporate/governance practice.

With her "clear thinking" and ability to "determine which issues are important to pursue", Margaret safeguard clients' interests, while seeing and avoiding contract pitfalls.

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Construction and Major Projects

AACo Darwin Meat Processing Facility: Margaret is advising the proponent of this project in relation to contracts required for the development of this facility.


TXP:
Margaret is advising NT Airports in relation to the expansion of the Darwin International Airport Terminal.


Palmerston Regional Hospital:
Margaret is acting for the Territory to procure the construction of the hospital building and the possible outsourcing of hospital operations.


Immigration Detention Centre:
Margaret is acting for the building contractor engaged to design and construct this new facility.


Building the Education Revolution Stimulus Project:
Margaret prepared tender and contract documents for the Stimulus program for school infrastructure.


Indigenous Housing Project (SIHIP):
Margaret is acting for a proponent in respect of the Territory Government's first alliance project.

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Energy and Resources

North East Gas Interconnector: Margaret leads our team acting for the NT Government on the current competitive process to secure the development of this gas transmission pipeline which will link NT and Eastern Australian markets.

PWC: Margaret has advised PWC on a broad range of infrastructure procurement projects, including preparation of contract and tender documents and negotiations with preferred tenderers. Recent projects include Weddell Power Station Set 3 procurement, Sets 1 &2 procurement; preparation of ECI tender and contract documents for zone substation replacements and upgrades.

PWC ECI Contract – High Voltage Zone Substations: Margaret prepared EOI, tender and contract documents, and negotiations with tenderers for this $150 million contract.


Energy Resources of Australia (ERA
): Margaret is advising ERA in respect of the construction contracts required for its proposed expansion of the Ranger Uranium Mine.


INPEX:
Margaret is acting for the proponent of the Ichthys LNG Project.

Blacktip gas development/Bonaparte Gas Pipeline: Margaret acted for PWC in the negotiation of long-term gas supply and transportation arrangements for supply from the Blacktip Gas Field, including securing of land tenure over the pipeline corridor.

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Real Estate

Blacktip gas development/Bonaparte Gas Pipeline: Margaret acted for PWC in the negotiation of long-term gas supply and transportation arrangements for supply from the Blacktip Gas Field, including securing of land tenure over the pipeline corridor.

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Native Title

Blacktip gas development/Bonaparte Gas Pipeline: Margaret acted for PWC in the negotiation of long-term gas supply and transportation arrangements for supply from the Blacktip Gas Field, including securing of land tenure over the pipeline corridor.

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Agribusiness

AACo Darwin Meat Processing Facility: Margaret is advising the proponent of this project in relation to contracts required for the development of this facility.

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Government Services

PWC Statutory Restructure: Margaret was the team leader acting for PWC in respect of the recent statutory restructure of PWC's business into three separate GOCs. The project incorporated reviewing and recommending changes to the draft restructure legislation, a due diligence process in relation to PWC's contracts, land holdings and other assets, recommendations as to the drafting of the transfer regulations, and acting for PWC in necessary contractual negotiations.


NT Department of Infrastructure:
Margaret has prepared contract and tender packages for a number of NTG infrastructure projects. Recent and current projects include Tiger Brennan Drive upgrade Stage 4; Alice Springs Hospital rectification and upgrade works, and the Wilton and Roper River crossing upgrades.

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Knowledge

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