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Ashurst

Energy & Natural Resources

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What the team is known for

Australian arm of one of the worldwide firm's core practice groups, well known for its representation of leading multinationals on nationwide and cross-border mandates. Particularly renowned for its advice on major transactional and contentious issues within the oil and gas and mining sectors. Increasingly active in waste-to-energy, wind, hydro and energy storage matters. Also noted for its cost-effective employment of new document management technologies.

Work highlights

Acted for EnergyAustralia on the negotiation and execution of a power purchase agreement with Genex Power for the exclusive supply of the offtake from the K2-Hydro project, in the form of an energy storage services agreement.

Notable practitioners

Lorenzo Pacitti is singled out for his considerable experience acting for prominent mining companies on corporate and commercial issues, including complex investment and transactional mandates. One source notes that he "has a great depth of experience and is extremely commercial and practical."

Paul Curnow is renowned for his expertise in the renewables sector, where he advises on project development, regulations and offtake agreements as well as financing and transactions. One interviewee says: "His knowledge is second to none and he has a lot of big experience. He's able to step back and take a strategic approach, and that is always useful."

Paul Newman has considerable experience advising on large transactions and project developments as well as complex contractual and regulatory issues.

Peter Vaughan draws from deep experience in the sector to advise clients on the development of large LNG projects including joint venture, service and tolling agreements as well as procurement and regulatory issues.

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Overview

Ashurst's Energy & Natural Resources Department is the largest specialist and most experienced team in Australia evidenced through the major deals and projects we advise on.  We work with the leading companies across each of the oil & gas, mining and energy sectors. We are deeply embedded in the mining sector, from established producers through to the junior explorers, and banks and investors that provide funding to them, our experience spans a diverse range of metals and minerals.  Our oil and gas team have knowledge spanning decades of oil & gas developments in Australia and abroad.  We have worked on nearly every major domestic onshore and offshore oil & gas development in Australia.  Our work in supporting Australia's strategic growth and development in this sector gives us true industry standing.  Our energy team are recognised for our work across all aspects of infrastructure projects.  Our team of over 40 partners support the full spectrum of legal advice through each stage of the energy project life cycle.  We are the 'go-to' firm for energy project development in Australia and are recognized as market leaders across solar, energy storage, wind, hydro. waste to energy and power purchase agreements. 


Industries

Mining

Oil & Gas

Utilities

Energy & Natural Resources Department

Ashurst

firm
Department location

Level 11, 5 Martin Place

Sydney

New South Wales

Australia

NSW 2000

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Ranked Lawyers

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


Lorenzo Pacitti
Band 3

Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas


Peter Vaughan
Band 2

Energy & Natural Resources: Utilities


Paul Curnow
Band 2
Paul Newman
Band 1