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What the team is known for Full-service, well-staffed independent practice offering noteworthy experience on large-scale project developments and transactions. Prominent in the oil and gas sector, advising across major LNG projects including compliance, contractual and transportation issues. Also boasts of considerable expertise within the mining and power sectors as well as regulatory issues concerning renewables projects. Significantly expanding its coverage of the Papua New Guinean and Cambodian markets.
Strengths One source singles out its "expertise in power projects," while another finds that the "advice is commercial, practical and always on point."
One interviewee observes: "They had our interests firmly in mind. Their commerciality was strong; they were always pointing out the commercial implications."
Work highlights Advised AWE Perth and Beach Energy, as owners, on their commitments with the state of Western Australia to develop of the Waitsia Gas Field in addition to their gas processing agreement with North West Shelf Venture.
Michael MacGinley has a broad practice which encompasses transactional and project delivery as well as key contractual and commercial arrangements. Clients are quick to praise his negotiation skills, with one stating: "Michael is a thorough lawyer who is very dependable, personable and good to work with. He is an excellent negotiator. He is comprehensive but practical."
Paul Careless is "highly experienced and knowledgeable in the Australian oil and gas sector," according to a client, who adds: "His response times are excellent, and he is polite and pleasant to deal with." He advises across a range of issues in relation to project delivery including joint venture, upstream and gas processing arrangements.
Peter Jarosek is highly respected in the market for his impressive track record advising across major oil and gas projects, including contractual arrangements, gas processing and transportation agreements.