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Martin is a commercial lawyer specialising in the fields of energy and resources, construction and infrastructure, and unregulated M&A.
He advises on joint ventures, the acquisition and disposal of mining and oil and gas assets, as well as unregulated M&A in the infrastructure and corporate sectors. He also has substantial experience in resources/energy project and infrastructure development, including roads and rail, and social infrastructure PPPs.
Martin previously spent nearly three years working with a global law firm in London, where he was mostly involved in upstream oil and gas and mining M&A, and development projects in Africa and Europe, as well as gas sales and transportation agreements. Martin's extensive experience and outstanding skill set are complemented by his "common sense with a profound knowledge of the resource industries" – Chambers Global.
He has been acknowledged as a leading individual in Energy & Resources each year in Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2005-2012, as a leading individual in Energy & Natural Resources each year in Chambers Global, 2007-2012, a leading individual in Natural Resources each year in Best Lawyers Australia 2010-2019, and a leading individual in Victorian Energy & Resources law in Doyles Guide 2016.
Martin is currently the National President of the Australian Mining and Petroleum Law Association, AMPLA.
Negotiation of a stabilisation agreement with the Government of Zambia for a copper project in Zambia.
Acting on the disposal of joint venture interests in coal mines in New South Wales.
Acted on the proposed acquisition of an interest in a uranium mine in Namibia.
Acted on the negotiation of an EPC contract and various subcontracts for the development of a molybdenum mine in Western Australia.
Acted in relation to the Telfer Extension Project, including EPC contract for the power station, EPCM contract for the treatment plant, gas transportation agreement (BOO(T)) and gas sales agreement.
Acted in relation to an iron ore joint venture with Hamersley Iron in the Pilbara region of Western Australia.
Acted on the Cultana Solar Project and the Playford Battery Project in South Australia.
Acted on its energy reform project, primarily the short term capacity contract for the diesel generators.
Acted in relation to the disposal of onshore oil and assets in Egypt, including the review of various concession agreements.
Acted for BMD on the Southern Roads Project in Victoria.
Acted in relation to the procurement of various heavy vehicles for use in military operations pursuant to the Land 112, Land 121 and Land 400 projects, including drafting and negotiating tender assessment and acquisition agreements as well as participation in and advice relating to the tender arrangements and evaluation.
Named lawyer of the year in oil and gas law
Named lawyer of the year in mining law
Named lawyer of the year in natural resources law
Recognised in oil and gas, construction/infrastructure, corporate, energy, equity capital markets , merger and acquisitions, mining, natural resources law
Recognised as a leading lawyer in energy & natural resources
Recognised as a lawyer in energy & resources
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