Energy & Natural Resources

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What the team is known for

Longstanding focus on mining work, with a leading energy and natural resources team in Australia. Especially experienced in energy M&A and funding matters for private and government clients, with additional capability on divestment and contracts issues. Regularly mandated by multinational players in the oil and gas and utilities industries. On-the-ground team in Vietnam, frequently mandated to advise on oil and gas, power and utilities transactions. Notable expertise in renewables work, acting on transactions as well as the full life-cycle of development projects.


One client praises the firm's ability to handle complex projects, stating: "The client care in terms of responsiveness, offering solutions and commerciality is first-rate. The identification of commercial risk allocation and counterparty risk is excellent and helpful in understanding the respective risk appetites of key stakeholders in a complicated commercial project."

Another client appreciates the group's ability to "simultaneously manage multiple issues, ensuring there is a strategic alignment in the approach."

Work highlights

Advised the Energy Security Board on improvements to the National Electricity Rules taking place within a context of large-scale energy market transformation in the wake of the 2016 South Australian blackout.

Notable practitioners

Anna Collyer in Melbourne and Richard Malcolmson in Sydney are key points of contact.

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Across our offices in Asia, Allens has a projects and infrastructure group with unparalleled expertise, experience and resources. Governments, private owners, financiers, contractors, suppliers, consultants and insurers have all sought our expertise in relation to some of the region’s largest construction and infrastructure projects and most complex disputes.

As well as legal and technical excellence, our team understands the construction and engineering industry and the people in it. Our track record in working on some of the region’s largest and most complex infrastructure projects means that we appreciate and can anticipate parties’ objectives and requirements and deliver value-for-money outcomes.

We provide a full range of specialist project and infrastructure services, including: advice across all sectors, with a strong track record in commercial developments, social infrastructure, transport, energy, and water; drafting and negotiating the full suite of contracting methods (from ECI and alliance models, through to D&C, DCM, EPC, O&M, and PPP procurements); procurement and project development strategies; contract administration, tendering processes, risk identification and risk allocation; proactive dispute resolution via dispute resolution boards, negotiation, mediation, arbitration, expert determination, appraisal, adjudication and litigation.

Energy & Natural Resources Department


Department location

One Temasek Avenue

35-01 Millenia Tower


Singapore Island



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