Energy & Resources

Our Energy, Mining & Resources lawyers have extensive experience and expertise, having advised several multi-national and Australian listed companies, with domestic and cross- border assets. We also advise port and rail infrastructure asset owners and operators, and mining and energy services companies.

We can advise on:

  • Joint venture agreements (for incorporated and unincorporated joint ventures)
  • Asset & Tenement acquisition
  • Operator/management agreements
  • Contract reviews
  • Construction agreements
  • Supply, services and sub-contractor agreements
  • Design, Supply and Install agreements
  • Tender submissions & expressions of interest
  • Co-use and co-development agreements
  • Overlapping tenure
  • Port & rail access and infrastructure agreements
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Private equity and venture capital
  • International energy and resources projects mining, electricity and oil & gas sectors


Some recent and key transactions our lawyers have advised on include:

  • Leigh Creek Copper mine – advised on the acquisition for Strategic Minerals PLC
  • Comet Ridge – advised on corporate, farm-in and commercial matters
  • Batchfire – advised Coal Augering Services on its management and supply contract
  • UIL Energy – advised on joint venture arrangements, gas sale agreements and Qld CSG tender
  • Diversified Mining Services Group – advised on its divestment of its CoalTram assets to PPK Group Limited (ASX:PPK). Advised on its merger with Mastermyne (ASX:MYE)
  • Caledon Coal Group – major design & construct, supply, plant upgrade & procurement agreement
  • Blackwater Group – advising on Co-use and overlapping tenure
  • Dalrymple Bay Coal Handling Terminal – supply chain & logistics issues. Trade Practices issues in respect of the port, rail and shipping infrastructure regarding the Goonyella System
  • Tlou Energy Ltd (ASX:TOU) – the merger/reverse takeover of the Saber Group
  • Drillmec Australasia – drilling machinery procurement and exclusive distribution contracts
  • Mine Rail Port Operations Pty Limited – corporate and commercial matters, including joint venture agreements, operator/management agreements and structuring arrangements
  • Taronga Mines Ltd – takeover of AusNiCo Limited (ASX:ANW)
  • Alinta – acquisition of Duke Energy’s Queensland Pipeline assets.
  • Santos – sale of its interest in the Ballera/Mt Isa Gas Pipeline
  • Copper Strike Ltd – compensation agreements and Indigenous Land Use Agreements
  • Chartwell Energy Group – reverse takeover of Comet Ridge Limited
  • Private Consortium – sale of its coal exploration tenements to Cuesta Coal Limited (ASX:CQC)
  • Ivanhoe Australia – strategic stake and NT joint venture with Emmerson Resources
  • Prosperity Resources – various project work (Indonesian acquisitions and Joint Ventures)
  • Blackthorn Resources – joint venture with Glencore Int. for the Perkoa Zinc Project
  • Kingsgate Consolidated – successful scrip bid for Laguna Resources
  • Moreton Resources (ASX:MRV) – advising a consortium of shareholders on the successful removal of the board, and ongoing corporate, acquisition, commercial and regulatory advice
  • AJ Lucas (ASX:AJL) – acted in respect of its overseas coal seam gas operations. Acted on various major acquisitions, tender arrangements, supply and procurement contracts and general commercial matters since it’s listing on the ASX in 1999
  • Invincible Mining Services – advised on an operating agreement in respect of Cullen Valley Mine and Invincible Colliery