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Energy & Natural Resources

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What the team is known for

Market leader 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.

Strengths

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 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 after the 2016 South Australian blackout and to support Australia's energy market transition.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Mansour is noted for his impressive track record acting on large and complex energy projects, particularly in the electricity sector.

Gerard Woods is well regarded for his "high level of experience representing Western Australia's major mining and energy companies." He has a strong track record advising on large transactions, joint ventures and asset sales, as well as commodities disputes and project structuring.

Igor Bogdanich is described by one client as an "astute and accomplished lawyer who is very commercial, strategic and has the complete set of skills." He is respected for his extensive experience advising across large M&A transactions and mining projects.

John Greig has extensive experience advising public sector clients on energy and utilities infrastructure projects.

Richard Malcolmson is reputed for advising major mining companies on asset sales, acquisitions, divestments and takeovers.

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Overview

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.


Energy & Natural Resources Department

Allens

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Department location

Level 28, Deutsche Bank Place

126 Phillip Street

(Corner of Hunter & Phillip Streets)

Sydney

New South Wales

Australia

NSW 2000

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Australia

Energy & Natural Resources: Mining


Gerard Woods
Band 3
Igor Bogdanich
Band 3
Richard Malcolmson
Band 4

Energy & Natural Resources: Utilities


Andrew Mansour
Band 2