Stuart MacGregor specialises in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, and regulation in the energy, resources and infrastructure industry.

Stuart develops commercial solutions on minerals projects (including copper, gold, tungsten, rare earths, uranium, bauxite), coal, gas and pipeline projects, carbon capture and storage, wind farms, fuel storage and port and rail projects.

Clients value Stuart's deep knowledge of structuring of investments, joint venture and farm in arrangements, royalty and streaming arrangements, and long-term commodity agreements, coupled with his understanding of government regulation and land access issues.

Stuart's clients include some of the leading mining companies, trading houses and resource investment funds from Japan, Korea, the Americas and India.

He is also the National Leader of our Energy and Resources Industry Group, and the co-head of the firm's India practice.

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Corporate / M&A

Antofagasta Minerals: Stuart is advising on all aspects of its investments in mining projects in South Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland and Western Australia. 

Almonty Industries: Stuart is acting in the acquisition of the Woolfram Camp Tungsten Mine including a share placement of CAD 18.0 m on the TSX. 

Japan Australia Uranium Resources Development (JAURD) and Itochu Corporation: Stuart is advising on the acquisition of a 35% interest in the tenements comprising the Lake Maitland uranium project in Western Australia.

Marubeni: Stuart acted for the Japanese trading house in relation to the proposed acquisition of exploration and uranium mining projects in Queensland, South Australia and Mongolia, with a Canadian miner. 

Sojitz Corporation: Stuart is advising in relation to its acquisition of an interest in and distribution arrangements with Lynus Corporation.

Norilsk Nickel Group: Stuart is acting on its acquisition of LionOre Mining International with assets in Western Australia.

Noble Group: Stuart is acting on all aspects of its multibillion dollar investment into resource projects in Australia, Africa and Mongolia, including debt and equity funding arrangements, joint venture, marketing, and off take agreements. 

Noble Group: Stuart is acting in the merger of Blackwood Coal and Cockatoo Coal. 

Itochu Coal Corporation: Stuart is acting in relation to its coal joint ventures in Australia.

Mitsubishi Corporation: Stuart is advising in relation to its member consortium $5.1 billion bid for the Central Queensland Coal Network.

Tokyo Gas: Stuart is advising in relation to their investment with British Gas and CNOOC for the Queensland LNG Project.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries: Stuart is acting on its $340 million acquisition into the ZeroGen carbon capture and storage project and pre-feasibility studies for a planned $3.2 billion 530MW coal-fired power station and carbon capture and storage project.

Mears Group: Stuart is acting in relation to its Australian operations and the acquisition of Coe Drilling including cash and share consideration in Quanta Services Group listed on the NYSE. 


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Energy and Resources

Energy and resources acquisitions and mergers 

Antofagasta Minerals: Stuart is advising on all aspects of its investments in mining projects in South Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland and Western Australia. 

Almonty Industries: Stuart is acting in the acquisition of the Woolfram Camp Tungsten Mine including a share placement of CAD 18.0 m on the TSX. 

Japan Australia Uranium Resources Development (JAURD) and Itochu Corporation: Stuart is advising on the acquisition of a 35% interest in the tenements comprising the Lake Maitland uranium project in Western Australia.

Marubeni: Stuart acted for the Japanese trading house in relation to the proposed acquisition of exploration and uranium mining projects in Queensland, South Australia and Mongolia, with a Canadian miner. 

Sojitz Corporation: Stuart is advising in relation to its acquisition of an interest in and distribution arrangements with Lynus Corporation.

Norilsk Nickel Group: Stuart is acting on its acquisition of LionOre Mining International with assets in Western Australia.

Noble Group: Stuart is acting on all aspects of its multibillion dollar investment into resource projects in Australia, Africa and Mongolia, including debt and equity funding arrangements, joint venture, marketing, and off take agreements. 

Noble Group: Stuart is acting in the merger of Blackwood Coal and Cockatoo Coal. 

Itochu Coal Corporation: Stuart is acting in relation to its coal joint ventures in Australia.

Mitsubishi Corporation: Stuart is advising in relation to its member consortium $5.1 billion bid for the Central Queensland Coal Network.

Tokyo Gas: Stuart is advising in relation to their investment with British Gas and CNOOC for the Queensland LNG Project.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries: Stuart is acting on its $340 million acquisition into the ZeroGen carbon capture and storage project and pre-feasibility studies for a planned $3.2 billion 530MW coal-fired power station and carbon capture and storage project.

Mears Group: Stuart is acting in relation to its Australian operations and the acquisition of Coe Drilling including cash and share consideration in Quanta Services Group listed on the NYSE. 

Gas projects

Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd
: Stuart is acting for the project proponents in relation to the Gladstone LNG Project development on Curtis Island, including environmental and land access issues.

Origin Energy: Stuart is negotiating with Envestra for the retail Gas Distribution Agreements for South Australia, Queensland, Victoria Northern Territory and New South Wales. 

Alcan South Pacific: Stuart is providing advice on the development of the Trans-territory pipeline including land access issues, advising on the tendering and procurement process for the construction of the pipeline and the gas transportation contract negotiations with a number of the Pipeline consortium.

Electricity projects

Galilee Transmission Company:
 Stuart is advising on the regulatory framework to build, own and operate a 275 kV transmission line from the 275kV Powerlink substation at Strathmore (Collinsville) to the Carmichael Coal Mine owned by the Adani Group. 

Stanwell Corporation: Stuart is acting in all aspects of the development of a co-generation power station at the proposed Queensland Coke and Energy Coke Plant at the Stanwell Energy Park. His advice included cross-border leasing, native title and cultural heritage, water transportation and pipeline expansion issues, and coal unloading rail access issues.

See Energy and Resources

Mergers and Acquisitions

Antofagasta Minerals: Stuart is advising on all aspects of its investments in mining projects in South Australia, Northern Territory, Queensland and Western Australia. 

Almonty Industries: Stuart is acting in the acquisition of the Woolfram Camp Tungsten Mine including a share placement of CAD 18.0 m on the TSX. 

Japan Australia Uranium Resources Development (JAURD) and Itochu Corporation: Stuart is advising on the acquisition of a 35% interest in the tenements comprising the Lake Maitland uranium project in Western Australia.

Marubeni: Stuart acted for the Japanese trading house in relation to the proposed acquisition of exploration and uranium mining projects in Queensland, South Australia and Mongolia, with a Canadian miner. 

Sojitz Corporation: Stuart is advising in relation to its acquisition of an interest in and distribution arrangements with Lynus Corporation.

Norilsk Nickel Group: Stuart is acting on its acquisition of LionOre Mining International with assets in Western Australia.

Noble Group: Stuart is acting on all aspects of its multibillion dollar investment into resource projects in Australia, Africa and Mongolia, including debt and equity funding arrangements, joint venture, marketing, and off take agreements. 

Noble Group: Stuart is acting in the merger of Blackwood Coal and Cockatoo Coal. 

Itochu Coal Corporation: Stuart is acting in relation to its coal joint ventures in Australia.

Mitsubishi Corporation: Stuart is advising in relation to its member consortium $5.1 billion bid for the Central Queensland Coal Network.

Tokyo Gas: Stuart is advising in relation to their investment with British Gas and CNOOC for the Queensland LNG Project.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries: Stuart is acting on its $340 million acquisition into the ZeroGen carbon capture and storage project and pre-feasibility studies for a planned $3.2 billion 530MW coal-fired power station and carbon capture and storage project.

Mears Group: Stuart is acting in relation to its Australian operations and the acquisition of Coe Drilling including cash and share consideration in Quanta Services Group listed on the NYSE. 

See Mergers and Acquisitions

International Services

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Native Title

Gas projects

Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd
: Stuart is acting for the project proponents in relation to the Gladstone LNG Project development on Curtis Island, including environmental and land access issues.

Alcan South Pacific: Stuart is providing advice on the development of the Trans-territory pipeline including land access issues, advising on the tendering and procurement process for the construction of the pipeline and the gas transportation contract negotiations with a number of the Pipeline consortium.

Electricity projects

Stanwell Corporation:
 Stuart is acting in all aspects of the development of a co-generation power station at the proposed Queensland Coke and Energy Coke Plant at the Stanwell Energy Park. His advice included cross-border leasing, native title and cultural heritage, water transportation and pipeline expansion issues, and coal unloading rail access issues.

See Native Title

Infrastructure Access and Regulation

Gas projects

Alcan South Pacific: Stuart is providing advice on the development of the Trans-territory pipeline including land access issues, advising on the tendering and procurement process for the construction of the pipeline and the gas transportation contract negotiations with a number of the Pipeline consortium.

Electricity projects

Stanwell Corporation:
 Stuart is acting in all aspects of the development of a co-generation power station at the proposed Queensland Coke and Energy Coke Plant at the Stanwell Energy Park. His advice included cross-border leasing, native title and cultural heritage, water transportation and pipeline expansion issues, and coal unloading rail access issues.

See Infrastructure Access and Regulation

Agribusiness

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