Paul Jardine Consultant

Meet Paul

Paul specialises in advising clients on the development and operation of energy and resources projects.

He has over 20 years experience in assisting clients with development agreements, construction and infrastructure contracts, joint venture arrangements, access agreements and access undertakings.

Paul also provides advice on development approvals, mining and petroleum licences and leases, pipeline licences, environmental compliance, native title analysis and agreements and land access.

He has extensive experience with ports and rail networks, and has advised on many acquisitions of major assets including acquisitions from State Governments.



Origin Energy

Advising on project and procurement agreements, long term gas sales contracts and gas transportation and processing agreements.

Total Australia

Advised on matters relating to Queensland Projects including grant of ATPs, grant of petroleum leases and grant of pipeline licence Advised on matters relating to Farmin Arrangements in Queensland including approvals required under relevant statutes, environmental obligations and liabilities, stamp duty and assignment of interests Advised on dealings and agreements with land holders, registration of interests and financial assurance obligations under the Petroleum Acts

Intergen/Millmerran Coal Mine

Negotiated acquisition of mine site; advised on granting of mining lease, dealing with land owner objections, compensation agreements, EIS process, native title and cultural heritage issues, early works contacts and mine contractor agreement for Millmerran Coal mine

Queensland Competition Authority

Advised on aspects of regulation of Central Queensland Coal Network, West Moreton System and Mt Isa Line and logistic supply chain.

Abbot Point Coal Terminal

Advised potential bidder on sale by Queensland Government (by long term lease) of Abbot Point Coal Terminal including review of transaction documents, review legislation relevant to operation of coal port, review of environmental, land, tenure and native title issues

Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal

Advised on the successful bid for the acquisition of a long term lease of the Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminal. Also advised on Operations and Maintenance Contract, User Agreements and also arrangements with Queensland Rail

Queensland State Government

Advised on powers of electricity entities including transmission and distribution entities under numerous Queensland statutes in preparation for privatisation.


Listed as a leading lawyer in Natural Resources Law
Best Lawyers Australia, 2016 - 2020
Listed as a leading lawyer in Energy Law
Best Lawyers Australia, 2020
Listed as a leading lawyer in Oil & Gas Law
Best Lawyers Australia, 2017 - 2020

Career & qualifications


  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Queensland
  • Master of Laws, University of Queensland


  • Member Australian Mining and Petroleum Lawyers Association (AMPLA)


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