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Jackson McDonald

Energy & Natural Resources

2 ranked lawyersBand 4AustraliaAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Long-established and substantial presence in the Western Australian market. A go-to team for household names from the mining and oil and gas sectors. Provides notable expertise in energy technology and energy infrastructure projects. Deepening its coverage of the renewables sector, particularly in regard to hydrogen. Also offers impressive skills in relation to regulatory matters, drawing on its involvement in the development of state energy legislation to advise on reforms to the provision of gas and electricity.

Strengths

One source comments: "The firm's expert knowledge of the electricity industry is recognised by clients, regulators, government and their peers."

Work highlights

Undertook a review of the regulatory landscape surrounding hydrogen refuelling stations and fuel cell electric vehicles in Western Australia for the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development.

Notable practitioners

Matthew Bowen has extensive experience across oil and gas and power projects, but is particularly noted for his extensive knowledge of policy reforms and disruptive technology in the electricity sector. One interviewee states: "Matt is deeply knowledgeable about energy law matters. He has a helpful and rare ability to explain what is often a very esoteric subject matter in plain and understandable terms. Despite multiple demands on his time, he is always humble, considered and friendly, which makes him a pleasure to work with."

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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: Oil & Gas


Matthew Bowen
Band 3

Energy & Natural Resources: Utilities


Matthew Bowen
Band 2