Allens

Energy & Natural Resources Department

Australia
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Foreign desks Has extensive experience in Mongolia with a long track record of handling energy and water projects. Able to draw upon additional expertise in infrastructure and project finance to advise on the full life-cycle of power projects. Acts for international energy companies, funds and investors and is able to draw on established connections with local Mongolian lawyers for on the ground assistance.

Notable practitioners

Andrew Mansour 's practice covers a range of electricity sectors including retail, production, networks and large-scale users. One client notes that he "has a breadth of experience in the Australian energy sector," and adds: "He puts client service at the forefront of his offering. I am comfortable putting Andrew in front of senior leaders in our organisation."

Anna Collyer is considered to be "excellent" by market commentators, with considerable capability handling major energy projects, privatisation and policy mandates as well as significant expertise in renewables. She advised AGL on the sale of its Active Stream subsidiary to Ausgrid.

Erin Feros has a long track record of advising resource sector clients and overseas private equity funds on investments, M&A transactions and project developments. She acted for Fitzroy on acquiring Vale subsidiaries which held a 90% interest in the Carborough Downs JV.

Gerard Woods advises major investors and mining companies on asset sales, long and short-term commodity sales, farm-ins and dispute matters. Clients find he has a personable approach and is "able to convey complex legal concepts to those with a non-legal background in simple and concise terms," in addition to having a "high level of experience representing Western Australia's major mining and energy companies."

Melbourne-based Igor Bogdanich has a wealth of experience advising on mining projects, including joint ventures, asset disposals and acquisitions across Australia and Mongolia. He continues to assist Rio Tinto on its interest in the Oyu Tolgoi copper mine and its power needs, including purchasing and importing power from China as well as options for securing a domestically sourced long-term power supply.

John Greig is well respected by peers, who consider him to be a leading adviser on privatisation mandates. He advised the NSW government on the AUD7.6 billion deal for the 99-year lease of 50.4% of Endeavour Energy to Advance Energy. He is also recognised for his capability in regulatory and contractual issues, energy infrastructure and joint ventures.

Richard Malcolmson acts for a number of significant mining companies on a range of corporate transactional matters such as divestments, takeovers and joint ventures as well as infrastructure access and usage agreements. He advised Rio Tinto on a series of divestments of its coal assets in Queensland for a combined consideration of USD4.15 billion.