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Asia-Pacific 2022
Australia Energy & Natural Resources
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6 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Allens

Allens' energy and resources lawyers are true specialists within key sectors of the Australian economy. Our global alliance with Linklaters enables us to provide first class expertise across the mining, oil and gas and utilities sectors in all relevant jurisdictions.

We have a well-established client base with long standing clients such as Rio Tinto, Glencore, Newcrest Mining, ExxonMobil, AGL, TransGrid, Mitsui and regulatory bodies such as the Australian Energy Market Commission.

Our team has an in-depth understanding of the energy and resources industry with specialists in electricity, oil and gas industry regulation, mining, competition policy, environmental regulation, industrial relations, project finance, corporate restructuring, privatisation and corporatisation. We have commodity-specific expertise in the challenges facing the development of iron ore, coal, copper, gold, nickel and other metal and mineral resources across Australia and Asia, including mine development and operations, sales and marketing. In addition, we have dedicated practitioners focusing on the Oil & Gas sector, with specialists with experience in all aspects of LNG and floating LNG projects, as well as coal seam gas and shale gas projects. We also draw on the expertise of lawyers in other groups within the firm for areas such as financing or taxation.


Chambers Review

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Energy & Natural Resources - Australia
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What the team is known for

Allens fields a market-leading practice with considerable strength across the oil and gas, mining and utilities sectors. Strong aptitude in the renewables sector, covering acquisitions, divestments and the full life-cycle of development projects. The firm is regularly sought out by major resources clients to assist with large-scale projects and complex commercial transactions. Considerable experience advising on policy drafting and regulatory issues within the electricity sector. Further noted for access to worldwide expertise through the Linklaters alliance, underpinning its representation of several of the world's best-known multinational players in all relevant jurisdictions. Key clients include CITIC Pacific Mining, Senex Energy and TransGrid.

Work Highlights

Provided by Allens
  • Allens advised WestConnex on the implementation of two long-term power purchase agreements facilitated by Transurban and a renewable generator relating to a number of WestConnex toll roads in New South Wales.

Notable Practitioners

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John Greig
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Band 2

John Greig is based in Brisbane and acts principally in the energy sphere, offering particularly extensive experience of advising public sector clients on energy and utilities infrastructure projects. Interviewees speak of him as a "strong practitioner," with "a good reputation" across the energy and utilities spectrum.

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Andrew Mansour
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Band 2

Andrew Mansour is noted for his impressive track record acting on large and complex energy projects, particularly in the electricity sector. Based in Sydney, he is described by one interviewee as a "personable and practical guy who is always very good with his clients and a good negotiator in terms of getting the outcomes we want."

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Igor Bogdanich
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Band 3

Igor Bogdanich is respected for his extensive experience advising across large M&A transactions and mining projects. A client who says that he is "always available, responsive and practical," adds: "He has a deep understanding of our legal issues and associated business context and works well with our legal and business colleagues." He is based in Perth.

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Gerard Woods
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Band 3

Gerard Woods maintains a strong track record of advising on large transactions, joint ventures and asset sales, as well as on commodities disputes and project structuring in the Western Australian mining space. An interviewee who describes him as an "effective leader and strategic thinker," noted for his "calm, objective manner" and "high level of experience," adds that he is "always willing to spend time walking the client through a concept."

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Richard Malcolmson
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Band 4

Richard Malcolmson is well known as an adviser to major mining companies on asset sales, acquisitions, divestments and takeovers. A client notes: "He pairs up really well with us and we feel we're in really good hands." He is based in Sydney.

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Louis Chiam
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Band 2

Louis Chiam is based in Melbourne and has particularly noteworthy experience of advising on both complex transactions and regulatory matters in the energy sphere. Acknowledged by market sources as a "standout practitioner," he is especially valued by clients as a "skilled negotiator."

Ranked Lawyers at
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Energy & Natural Resources: Mining

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Gerard Woods
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Igor Bogdanich
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Richard Malcolmson
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Energy & Natural Resources: Utilities

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Andrew Mansour
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John Greig
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Louis Chiam
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