Stuart Clague Partner

Meet Stuart

Stuart is a resources sector specialist. He has many years of experience in advising Australian and international companies on a range of transactions in the resources sector, including M&A, joint ventures, transport and infrastructure agreements and commodity sales arrangements.

Stuart has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating long term high value rail haulage and track access arrangements. He has advised clients on a number of significant rail infrastructure projects.

In addition, Stuart has specialist expertise in Government restructuring projects, having advised Queensland Treasury and the Queensland Water Commission in relation to the reform of the institutional arrangements for urban bulk water supply and transport and distribution and retailing in South East Queensland.


Best Lawyer – Natural Resources Law
Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2015 - 2020
Best Lawyer – Mining Law
Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2016 - 2020
Best Lawyer – Water Law
Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2015 - 2020
Best Lawyer – Oil & Gas Law
Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2018 - 2020
Best Lawyer – Government Practice
Best Lawyers Peer Review, 2015 - 2020

Career & qualifications


  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Queensland University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Distinction), Queensland University of Technology


  • Queensland Law Society

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New disqualification process for applicants for, and transferees of, Queensland resource tenements

Amendments to the Mineral and Energy Resources (Common Provisions) Act 2014 (Qld) (MERCP Act) will introduce a new disqualification process for applicants for new resource tenements, and...

Australian energy and resources market update

Highlights from recently announced deals, recently completed deals and market rumours and opportunities in the Australian mining, oil and gas and electricity and renewables sectors.

New change-of-control rules for Queensland resource tenements

The Mineral and Energy Resources and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2020 (Qld) (MEROLA) will introduce new rules applying to the transfer of resource tenements and the change of control of a...