Our mining experience extends from resource exploration, through production, processing, trading, haulage and shipping, to sale.

We have a deep understanding of the unique legal and commercial characteristics affecting the mining sector. We act for domestic and international clients on projects and operations in Australia and the region.

Our experience covers:

  • native title, environmental and regulatory matters
  • structuring of exploration and production joint ventures
  • preparation and negotiation of all forms of project agreements
  • acquisition of mineral interests, including undertaking due diligence and drafting sale and purchase agreements, bidding agreements and farm in agreements
  • drafting drilling contracts and contract mining agreements and mining services agreements
  • transportation and shipping arrangements including rail and port access issues
  • negotiating and drafting sales contracts and offtake arrangements
  • price re-setting mechanisms and price reviews
  • project financing
  • trading and hedging arrangements
  • water, power and gas supplies
  • managing and resolving construction disputes, including security of payment adjudications
  • managing and resolving land access disputes, including contested applications for mining tenure.



Michael Dulaney, James Marshall, Rick Malone, Peter Slattery and Peter Smith are recognised as leading lawyers in Natural Resources.
Best Lawyers Australia, 2014
James Marshall is recognised as a leading lawyer in Mining.
Best Lawyers Australia, 2014
Peter Rose is recognised as a Band 1 Energy & Natural Resources lawyer.
Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2014

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