Native Title: Proponents - Australia
What the team is known for
Norton Rose Fulbright regularly advises inbound investors and other developers on native title, cultural heritage and land rights issues arising in relation to large-scale energy and infrastructure projects. It has solid expertise on the legislative framework around indigenous affairs, including the changes to cultural heritage laws in Western Australia and New South Wales. It also offers additional expertise in complex litigation, including in relation to indigenous land use agreements and compensation claims. Key clients include Rio Tinto, Chevron and Stockland Australia.
''The partners are experts and have strong supporting teams, with a good blend of senior associates down to graduates.''
Norton Rose Fulbright represented Rio Tinto in a native title compensation litigation relating to Rio Tinto’s historic mining projects in the Gove Peninsula in the Northern Territory.
Gavin Scott is based in Brisbane and is a highly experienced adviser to high-profile actors in the natural resources sector across a comprehensive range of native title and cultural heritage matters. ''Gavin Scott is very well regarded, with significant expertise in the area. He is also very enthusiastic and with good understandings of the landscape and key development; he can think out of the box.''