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energy & resources

Contrary to popular belief, Energy & Resources is not a market space dominated solely by the larger firms. There are an increasing number of specialist E&R Partners leaving their top-tier environments and making the move to very nimble specialist Energy & Resources practices.

Here at Law Staff we act for the range of private law firms in this space as well as some prominent energy and resources companies with in-house legal teams, guiding their clients/organisation’s interests in:

  • Renewable Energy – Solar, Wind, Geothermal, Hydrogen, Tidal, etc;
  • Coal;
  • Gas - Coal Seam Gas (CSG), Biomass, Liquid Natural Gas (LNG);
  • Petroleum;
  • Minerals; and
  • Utilities.

The raft of issues can be holistically across resource exploration, production, processing, trading, haulage/shipping, to sale, including: 

  • mergers and acquisitions in the energy and resources sector;
  • drafting of exploration and production joint ventures;
  • farm-in/farm-out agreements;
  • native title, environmental, land access and planning matters;
  • commodity sales contracts including iron ore, precious metals, gas and power sales, haulage and swap agreements;
  • LNG project development and power generation projects;
  • regulatory advice including advising on the National Electricity Rules and the Wholesale Electricity Market Rules;
  • power, gas and emissions markets advice, including market participation, market rules, hedging arrangements, trading documentation and financial services licensing;
  • third party access agreements for electricity and gas networks;
  • drilling contracts and oilfield services agreements;
  • pipeline corridor acquisition;
  • project financing;
  • construction and or procurement contracts for brownfield and greenfield development; as well as
  • price review negotiations and arbitrations.

Your primary contacts for this market segment are Craig Ashton-Sward or Bianca Calder.