Scott Girdler

Clayton Utz
Special Counsel Perth

Scott Girdler is recognised as a leading Agribusiness lawyer (WA) in Doyle's Guide 2020, 2021 and 2022.

– Doyles Guide, Agribusiness


An experienced special counsel in our Corporate and Energy and Resources Group, focused on mergers and acquisitions, projects (including transport and logistics projects and supply agreements), real estate and commercial advice. Regularly advises on foreign investment matters, particularly in the agribusiness sector.

Notable Work
  • Saudi Agricultural Livestock Investment Company: advised on its acquisition of the Baladjie aggregation. This acquisition is understood to be one of the largest single parcels of broad acre land to be sold in Australia.
  • Minerva Foods Australia: advised on its acquisition of Australian Lamb Company.
  • CBH Grain, Glencore and Riverina: advised in relation to the sale of Newcastle Agri Terminal.
  • Watco: advised on various matters including rail services agreements, acquisition of Intermodal Group business, property matters, acquisitions of businesses and rail assets and joint ventures.
  • Southern Ports: advised in relation to iron ore storage and handling arrangements with Mineral Resources, including termination of arrangements with previous iron ore facilities user, leases, licences and port services agreements.
  • Clean Agriculture & International Tourism (a member of TH Group): advised in relation to its acquisition of pastoral leases in the Northern Territory and Western Australia from Consolidated Pastoral, subsequent acquisitions of agricultural land and foreign investment approval matters.
  • Forest Products Commission (Western Australia): acted in relation to a carbon permits supply agreement with Synergy in respect of the supply of carbon credits from forest sinks to be established over up to 100,000 ha of land in Western Australia.
  • Tianqi Lithium Corporation: advised in relation to its lithium hydroxide production facility in Kwinana, Western Australia, including leases, supply agreements (including for the export sales of lithium products) and corporate matters.
  • Gindalbie: advised on a farm-in and joint venture agreement and associated documents in respect of tenements in Mt Gunson, South Australia.
  • Alcoa: advised in relation to various long term product supply agreements.
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