Rebecca Cifelli Partner

Rebecca is a transactional and advisory lawyer specialising in projects and construction. She advises on complex projects across a broad range of sectors with particular experience working with energy and resources clients.

She assists with risk allocations, tendering and drafting and negotiation of contract documentation at the commencement of a project and continues to advise clients during the development and operational phase. Rebecca also advises on planning and environment regulation and approvals. 

Rebecca has worked for international law firms in London and Australia and acted on major projects located in Australia, the United Kingdom, Guinea, Mongolia, Kenya and Madagascar. 


Recent Matters

Base Resources

Acting on its Toliara mineral sands project including in relation to its procurement strategy.


Acting for CBH in relation to its procurement of rail services.


Advised on its arrangements to supply power to its Tanami gold mine, including a Gas Transport Agreement and a Power Purchase Agreement.

Rio Tinto

Drafting and advising on a suite of model procurement contracts for use on international projects.

Rio Tinto

Acting on the Simandou project which involved the construction of an iron ore mine and related infrastructure in Guinea, including: suite of model procurement contracts tailored for the project; main electrical vendor package and related long term maintenance agreement; major logistics contract; contract for the supply and installation of an overland conveyor system; and EPCM contract.


Advised on its suite of model procurement contracts including specific advice and drafting of the indemnities regimes.

Sumatra Copper Gold

Advised on an agreement for the supply of power to the Tembang Project.

Talisman Mining

Advised on the acquisition of Glencore’s Sinclair Nickel Project.

Career & qualifications


  • Bachelor of Agribusiness – Curtin University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Western Australia


  • Law Society of South Australia
  • Law Society of Western Australia

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