Gordon Radford Consultant

Gordon is a general commercial lawyer with over 30 years’ experience in energy and resources law.

He has been involved in all aspects of the energy and resources industry including oil and gas exploration, farm-ins and farm-outs, joint operating agreements, royalty arrangements, wholesale and retail gas sales, cogeneration projects, power station development, pipeline construction, NGV projects, wind farm projects, electricity connection agreements, access arrangements for pipelines, solar power projects and acquisitions of shares and assets, including transmission pipelines.

Gordon has significant experience with natural gas distribution in Australia including access arrangements for natural gas distribution networks, gas haulage agreements, network development and infrastructure operating and management agreements.  He has been at the forefront of the developing hydrogen industry in Australia.

He has provided advice on all aspects of natural gas market regulation in Australia, including the National Gas Law, the Short Term Trading Market Rules and the National Energy Customer Framework.

Experience

General

Australian Gas Networks Limited

Development of the Bundaberg Port Gas Pipeline Project (including arrangements for supply to Knauf Australia in Bundaberg).

Australian Gas Networks Limited

Development of the Pine Gap Lateral supplying gas to the Joint Defence Facility, Pine Gap.

Australian Gas Networks Limited

Advice on all aspects of the introduction of the National Energy Customer Framework.

Australian Science Media Centre

Establishment of the COVID-19 website sponsored by Google News.

Royal Institution of Australia Inc

Acquisition of Cosmos Science magazine published by Alan Finkel.

Envestra

Advising on South Australian, Victorian and Queensland Access Arrangements, and on national gas rules and regulation, including establishment of the National Energy Customer Framework.

Envestra

Acting in relation to Envestra's successful $108.6 million acquisition of the Country Energy gas network.

Australia Pacific LNG

Advising on the Talinga Pipeline Compression and Interconnect Facility, Wandoan Interconnect Facility and Spring Gully Pipeline and Interconnect Facility.

Recognition

Listed as a leading lawyer in regulatory practice, corporate and construction/infrastructure law
Best Lawyers, since 2014

Career & qualifications

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Adelaide
  • Graduate Diploma (Legal Practice), South Australian Institute of Technology

Memberships

  • Banking Law Association
  • Law Society of Hong Kong
  • Law Society of South Australia
  • Law Society of England and Wales

International experience

  • Experience as a Hong Kong solicitor

Insights Read more insight

Expanding the national gas regulatory framework to hydrogen and renewable blends

The development of the hydrogen industry in Australia has been identified as a key priority of the Commonwealth Government.

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Gas Security Amendment Bill

The Queensland State Government has recently introduced the State Gas Security Amendment Bill. The legislation has a number of objectives which...

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