Peter Wiese specialises in corporate and commercial law advice to companies across Australia, focusing on the energy and resources sector, and particularly in connection with upstream and downstream oil and gas, electricity and mining projects.

Peter advises a number of Australian publicly-listed companies, State agencies and private groups. He has advised on the deregulation and privatisation of the electricity market in WA and Victoria as well as major asset acquisitions and disposals in the resources and energy sectors.

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Asset Finance

Electricity: Acted in connection with the construction, sale and acquisition of power stations, including gas, coal and wind-powered facilities, on the SWIN, electricity transmission regulation and access for projects in the Mid-West and the Eastern Goldfields, advice on licensing and WEM Rule compliance, several major due diligence investigations including analysis of the WA market, cogeneration projects on the SWIN, electricity generation and transmission in the Pilbara, electricity procurement projects in the Mid-West and power supply in the Kimberley.

 

Oil and gas field development: Acted generally on gas pipeline matters including regulation, construction, operation, management, shipper contracts and access arrangement litigation, acted on major domestic gas price redeterminations, gas and LNG sales contracts, downstream industrial projects for the production of such things as industrial gases and natural gas-based chemicals and the regulation, construction, operation and management of natural gas pipelines, the negotiation and drafting of joint operating agreements, farm-in arrangements, drilling and floating production facilities, and construction contracts.


Mining: Acted on numerous joint venture mining projects in the nickel and gold industries and the mineral sands industry in Western Australia and Africa, on procurement and long term mining services contracts in the iron ore industry, off-take and export agreements for coal, iron ore and nickel, operational matters on mining projects of many kinds and royalty disputes. 

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Banking and Finance

Electricity: Acted in connection with the construction, sale and acquisition of power stations, including gas, coal and wind-powered facilities, on the SWIN, electricity transmission regulation and access for projects in the Mid-West and the Eastern Goldfields, advice on licensing and WEM Rule compliance, several major due diligence investigations including analysis of the WA market, cogeneration projects on the SWIN, electricity generation and transmission in the Pilbara, electricity procurement projects in the Mid-West and power supply in the Kimberley.

Oil and gas field development: Acted generally on gas pipeline matters including regulation, construction, operation, management, shipper contracts and access arrangement litigation, acted on major domestic gas price redeterminations, gas and LNG sales contracts, downstream industrial projects for the production of such things as industrial gases and natural gas-based chemicals and the regulation, construction, operation and management of natural gas pipelines, the negotiation and drafting of joint operating agreements, farm-in arrangements, drilling and floating production facilities, and construction contracts.

 

Mining: Acted on numerous joint venture mining projects in the nickel and gold industries and the mineral sands industry in Western Australia and Africa, on procurement and long term mining services contracts in the iron ore industry, off-take and export agreements for coal, iron ore and nickel, operational matters on mining projects of many kinds and royalty disputes.


See Banking and Finance

Corporate / M&A

Mergers, acquisitions and corporate advisory: Acted on numerous regulated and unregulated mergers and acquisitions, including on Government privatisations, for electricity retailers, infrastructure assets, airports, telecommunications assets, power assets, rail assets, resources assets and major coal-fired power stations.

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Corporatisation and Privatisation

Mergers, acquisitions and corporate advisory: Acted on numerous regulated and unregulated mergers and acquisitions, including on Government privatisations, for electricity retailers, infrastructure assets, airports, telecommunications assets, power assets, rail assets, resources assets and major coal-fired power stations.

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Energy and Resources

Electricity: Acted in connection with the construction, sale and acquisition of power stations, including gas, coal and wind-powered facilities, on the SWIN, electricity transmission regulation and access for projects in the Mid-West and the Eastern Goldfields, advice on licensing and WEM Rule compliance, several major due diligence investigations including analysis of the WA market, cogeneration projects on the SWIN, electricity generation and transmission in the Pilbara, electricity procurement projects in the Mid-West and power supply in the Kimberley.

Oil and gas field development: Acted generally on gas pipeline matters including regulation, construction, operation, management, shipper contracts and access arrangement litigation, acted on major domestic gas price redeterminations, gas and LNG sales contracts, downstream industrial projects for the production of such things as industrial gases and natural gas-based chemicals and the regulation, construction, operation and management of natural gas pipelines, the negotiation and drafting of joint operating agreements, farm-in arrangements, drilling and floating production facilities, and construction contracts.

 

Mining: Acted on numerous joint venture mining projects in the nickel and gold industries and the mineral sands industry in Western Australia and Africa, on procurement and long term mining services contracts in the iron ore industry, off-take and export agreements for coal, iron ore and nickel, operational matters on mining projects of many kinds and royalty disputes.


See Energy and Resources

Major Projects

Electricity: Acted in connection with the construction, sale and acquisition of power stations, including gas, coal and wind-powered facilities, on the SWIN, electricity transmission regulation and access for projects in the Mid-West and the Eastern Goldfields, advice on licensing and WEM Rule compliance, several major due diligence investigations including analysis of the WA market, cogeneration projects on the SWIN, electricity generation and transmission in the Pilbara, electricity procurement projects in the Mid-West and power supply in the Kimberley.

Oil and gas field development: Acted generally on gas pipeline matters including regulation, construction, operation, management, shipper contracts and access arrangement litigation, acted on major domestic gas price redeterminations, gas and LNG sales contracts, downstream industrial projects for the production of such things as industrial gases and natural gas-based chemicals and the regulation, construction, operation and management of natural gas pipelines, the negotiation and drafting of joint operating agreements, farm-in arrangements, drilling and floating production facilities, and construction contracts.

 

Mining: Acted on numerous joint venture mining projects in the nickel and gold industries and the mineral sands industry in Western Australia and Africa, on procurement and long term mining services contracts in the iron ore industry, off-take and export agreements for coal, iron ore and nickel, operational matters on mining projects of many kinds and royalty disputes.

 

Mergers, acquisitions and corporate advisory: Acted on numerous regulated and unregulated mergers and acquisitions, including on Government privatisations, for electricity retailers, infrastructure assets, airports, telecommunications assets, power assets, rail assets, resources assets and major coal-fired power stations.


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Mergers and Acquisitions

Mergers, acquisitions and corporate advisory: Acted on numerous regulated and unregulated mergers and acquisitions, including on Government privatisations, for electricity retailers, infrastructure assets, airports, telecommunications assets, power assets, rail assets, resources assets and major coal-fired power stations.

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Corporate Finance

Electricity: Acted in connection with the construction, sale and acquisition of power stations, including gas, coal and wind-powered facilities, on the SWIN, electricity transmission regulation and access for projects in the Mid-West and the Eastern Goldfields, advice on licensing and WEM Rule compliance, several major due diligence investigations including analysis of the WA market, cogeneration projects on the SWIN, electricity generation and transmission in the Pilbara, electricity procurement projects in the Mid-West and power supply in the Kimberley.

Oil and gas field development: Acted generally on gas pipeline matters including regulation, construction, operation, management, shipper contracts and access arrangement litigation, acted on major domestic gas price redeterminations, gas and LNG sales contracts, downstream industrial projects for the production of such things as industrial gases and natural gas-based chemicals and the regulation, construction, operation and management of natural gas pipelines, the negotiation and drafting of joint operating agreements, farm-in arrangements, drilling and floating production facilities, and construction contracts.


See Corporate Finance

Project Finance

Electricity: Acted in connection with the construction, sale and acquisition of power stations, including gas, coal and wind-powered facilities, on the SWIN, electricity transmission regulation and access for projects in the Mid-West and the Eastern Goldfields, advice on licensing and WEM Rule compliance, several major due diligence investigations including analysis of the WA market, cogeneration projects on the SWIN, electricity generation and transmission in the Pilbara, electricity procurement projects in the Mid-West and power supply in the Kimberley.

Oil and gas field development: Acted generally on gas pipeline matters including regulation, construction, operation, management, shipper contracts and access arrangement litigation, acted on major domestic gas price redeterminations, gas and LNG sales contracts, downstream industrial projects for the production of such things as industrial gases and natural gas-based chemicals and the regulation, construction, operation and management of natural gas pipelines, the negotiation and drafting of joint operating agreements, farm-in arrangements, drilling and floating production facilities, and construction contracts.


See Project Finance

Government Services

Mergers, acquisitions and corporate advisory: Acted on numerous regulated and unregulated mergers and acquisitions, including on Government privatisations, for electricity retailers, infrastructure assets, airports, telecommunications assets, power assets, rail assets, resources assets and major coal-fired power stations.

See Government Services

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