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Providing outstanding legal services to businesses in the energy and natural resources sectors requires a deep understanding of the unique legal and commercial characteristics of the respective markets.
Ranked as one of Australia’s leading energy and resource teams, our lawyers have specialist expertise from many years involvement in a wide range of projects and transactions in the mining, petroleum and energy sectors.
We act for clients on major projects and transactions as well as operational matters. Our experience extends from resource exploration, through production, processing, trading, haulage and shipping, to sale. It also includes:
Acted in relation to the farm out of an 80% interest in their T/49P exploration permit in the Otway Basin to ConocoPhillips.
Assisting Alinta Energy in relation to the drafting and negotiation of a number of gas transportation agreements.
Advised on its acquisition of leading Australian underground hard rock contractor, Barminco.
Advised in relation to the negotiation and drafting of an agreement with QGC Pty Ltd and the participants in the QCLNG project for the long term supply of natural gas.
Advised in relation to the project structuring for the construction and procurement contracting on the Toliara project (Madagascar).
Advising in relation to an agreement with Senex Energy Limited for Beach to acquire all of Senex’s oil and gas assets located in South Australia.
Advised a subsidiary of ASX listed Bowen Coking Coal Limited on all aspects of the Farm-In Agreement and associated joint venture arrangements with Sumitomo in connection with the Hillalong coking coal project.
Advised on the negotiation of an umbrella construction contract for installation of photovoltaic generating systems and battery systems at up to 73 SA water sites.
Advised on the information access and arbitration arrangements for non-scheme pipelines, now implemented as Part 23 of the National Gas Rules.
Advised in the negotiation and drafting of a gas sale and a storage agreement with Origin Energy.
Advised on all legal aspects of the acquisition, including due diligence on the distinct business units comprising the Enwave Australia group, negotiation of transaction documentation and multi-layered buy-side W&I insurance.
Advised on a farm-in agreement with Aurum Pacific in connection with the Ebagoola gold project.
Advised on its $101.5 million acquisition of the GBF Underground Mining Group.
Supreme Court (WA) proceedings for declaratory relief in relation to ancillary services in the WA Wholesale Market under long term contract with Electricity Generation & Retail Corporation trading as Synergy.
Advised on its acquisition of gold producer Millennium Minerals from IMC Resources for total cash and scrip consideration of approximately A$150 million, and on Australian aspects of associated equity and debt raisings.
Advising in relation to a range of issues relating to the future supply of power to OZ Minerals' Prominent Hill and Carrapateena mines in South Australia.
Advised on the sale of the Broadmeadow East coking coal project to Bowen Coking Coal Limited.
Advised on the sale of the Millennium coal mine to MetRes, a JV between Stanmore Coal Limited and M Resources Pty Ltd.
Advised on the sale of the Capricorn coal project to Magnetic South Pty Ltd.
Advised on its A$697 million acquisition of Barminco from Gresham Private Equity (and associated A$250 million equity raising).
Advising on the design and construction contracts for the Barossa Project, including the long term lease tender for floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO).
Assisting with the negotiation and drafting of a Gas Supply Agreement, and a Raw Gas Supply and Water Transfer Agreement, both with the participants in the Gladstone LNG Project.
Advised on the power purchase agreement with Zenith Energy for 18.3 MW Gas Fired Power Station at Daisy Milano Gold Mines and associated LNG supply agreement.
Advising on negotiation of haulage agreements for the use of Port Campbell to Adelaide Pipeline.
Advised on its divestment of its interest in the Ichthys Project to operating partner INPEX.
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