Clayton Utz

Energy & Natural Resources Department

Australia
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What the team is known for Specialised and well-resourced practice, advising multinational and prominent domestic clients on a range of matters associated with their energy and resources requirements, addressing regulatory, contentious and project development issues in tandem with an admired transactional support capability. Offers comprehensive coverage of all Australian jurisdictions and is particularly valued by clients across the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

Work highlights Advised Fortescue Metals on its project acquisitions, divestments, infrastructure arrangements and tenure approvals for its Western Australian iron ore operations.

Notable practitioners


Brett Cohen
is well regarded in the market for advising large mining companies on both commercial and project development issues such as acquisitions, divestments, tenure approvals for mining operations as well as other regulatory issues.


Dan Howard
is acknowledged for his strong industry expertise within the renewables sector and is called upon by clients to advise on the development of large solar and wind projects in addition to offtake and power purchase agreements.


Emma Covacevich
enjoys a strong reputation in the market for her extensive experience in the oil and gas industry. She advises across M&A transactions and the development and operation of projects, including regulatory advice, gas transportation and sale agreements, as well as exploration and licensing.


Stuart MacGregor
often advises international mining clients on its operations within Australia as well as joint ventures and on mining infrastructure developments.