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Peter is a commercial and competition lawyer specialising in the energy and resources sector.
He assists clients to implement a wide range of commercial transactions including joint ventures, commodity sales and transportation agreements and negotiated share and asset acquisitions.
Peter has advised extensively on State and Commonwealth mining and petroleum legislation, as well as gas and electricity industry regulation and access issues. He also has strong expertise in competition law including dealing with the ACCC on a broad range of matters such as authorisation applications and informal merger clearance processes.
He has lectured on energy regulation law and policy, and written and presented numerous papers on competition and regulatory issues affecting the Australian gas industry.
Advising Japanese trading houses in relation to bids to acquire an interest in the Queensland Curtis LNG project and the Gladstone LNG project.
Advising a potential bidder for an interest in the Kitan oil field in the Timor Sea.
Advising a consortium bidder for the assets of Alinta Energy.
Advising in relation to its competitive tender bid to acquire the Abbot Point Coal Terminal from the State of Queensland including comprehensive due diligence review of all material construction contracts and user agreements.
Advising in relation to the proposed privatisation of the NSW generators specifically with regard to coal supply arrangements.
Advice on gas sale and purchase agreements and gas transportation agreements.
Advice on joint venture and unitisation issues.
Assistance with gas price reviews.
Drafting and advising in relation to gas transmission agreement for transportation of gas on Tasmanian Gas Pipeline.
Negotiation and drafting of LNG sale and purchase agreements with Petronas and KOGAS.
Advice in relation to competition law implications of gas marketing arrangements.
Advice in relation to pipeline and processing plant access issues.
Advice on competition law implications of proposed acquisition of Abbot Point coal terminal.
Advice on competition law implications of proposed acquisitions in the energy sector.
Advice on competition law implications of long term gas sale and purchase agreement.
Advising in relation to rail access regulation.
Advice regarding Indonesian oil & gas law and gas industry regulation in Singapore, including pipeline access issues.
Negotiation and drafting of gas sales and transportation agreements for supply of gas from South Sumatra to proposed 800MW CCGT power station to be constructed on Jurong Island, Singapore.
Negotiating and drafting agreement for supply and storage of back-up fuel for power station.
Reviewing and drafting submissions in relation to proposed Singapore Gas Network Code.
Named “Melbourne Lawyer of the Year” (as judged by his peers) for Energy Law
Listed as a leading lawyer in Energy Law, Oil & Gas Law and Regulatory Practice
Ranked as a Band 1 Energy & Natural Resources lawyer (Oil & Gas)
Recognised as a leading lawyer in Energy (Transactions and Regulatory)
Recognised as one of the 'most highly regarded' Energy, Natural Resources & Mining lawyers in Australia
Recognised as a leading Energy & Resources lawyer in Victoria
Recommended in the Asia Pacific Legal 500 Guide to Asia’s Commercial Law Firms 2014, the International Who’s Who of Energy Lawyers and Mining Lawyers 2013, and the International Who’s Who of Oil & Gas Lawyers 2012.
Peter is described as a "clear communicator" who "does a good job of listening to our problems, providing options on different ways of reaching solutions, and getting the resolutions we are looking for." They further note that he is the kind of lawyer who "can slug it out with his sleeves rolled up" when necessary.
"[Peter Rose] is very experienced in energy, he is detailed but not fussy and is able to assist in prioritising legal risk."
Head of department Peter Rose is highly regarded, particularly in the oil and gas sector and in respect of competition matters in the industry. "He has a great breadth and depth of knowledge in the industry and is a great communicator. He goes above and beyond in the interest of the company.”
Peter Rose heads the department and has a "very strong and quite justified reputation" as one of the pre-eminent gas lawyers in Australia, with one client reporting that there is "resistance within our organisation to our using anyone but him."
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