Amanda Seaton Consultant

Meet Amanda

Amanda is an energy and infrastructure lawyer with a particular focus on markets, trading and infrastructure access.

She has extensive experience in energy, including electricity, gas, renewable energy and emissions trading. She has advised in Australia, the United Kingdom and elsewhere. Her clients have included government, infrastructure owners, market participants and energy users.

Amanda’s infrastructure experience extends to the energy, rail, port and water sectors. She advises on infrastructure development, operation, access and regulation. 

Amanda is recognised by her peers as a leading lawyer in Energy and Climate Change Law in Best Lawyers Australia 2019.

Experience

General

Gas Market Reform Group

Advised on the capacity trading and auction reforms for the east coast gas market, implemented under the National Gas Law and Rules and through the Gas Supply Hub.

Gas Market Reform Group

Advised on the information and access reforms for non-scheme pipelines in Part 23 of the National Gas Rules.

AEMC

Assisted with changes to the National Electricity Rules to provide for the provision of inertia services and system strength services to support system security in the national grid.

South Australian solar thermal project

Advised on the procurement of capacity from a 150 MW solar thermal plant to be constructed near Port Augusta in regional South Australia.

Large electricity user

Advising in relation to contracts for the supply of electricity retailing services for a government load.

Ports

Advised a regulator on the access and pricing regulation for an Australian port.

Generator

Advised on the PPA and related agreements for a gas fired power station.

Recognition

Recommended in Energy Law
Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2018
Listed as a leading lawyer in Climate Change Law
Best Lawyers Australia, 2016 - 2020
Listed as a leading lawyer in Energy Law
Best Lawyers Australia, 2013 - 2020
Named “Adelaide Lawyer of the Year” (as judged by her peers) for Energy Law
Best Lawyers Australia, 2020

Career & qualifications

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Adelaide
  • Master of Laws, University of Melbourne

Memberships

  • Law Society of South Australia
  • AMPLA
  • Law Council of Australia

International experience

Amanda spent over a decade practising in the UK advising on energy and infrastructure, particularly rail, and is a former partner of CMS Cameron McKenna, London.

Insights Read more insight

East Coast Gas Market Reform Package

COAG Energy Council's Gas Market Reform Package adopts many of the recommendations for east coast gas market reform made by the AEMC and the ACCC earlier this year.

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East coast Australian gas market reviews

Are east coast gas markets fit for purpose? Are they competitive? A closer look at the case for change.

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Wallumbilla Gas Supply Hub

The new gas trading exchange developed by the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO) is scheduled to go live on 20 March 2014. The gas trading exchange is the first stage in the development of a...

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News

External publications

Australian Chapter in Wind: Projects and Transactions (Globe Law and Business, 2014).