Projects, Energy & Resources

Projects, Energy & Resources - Australia

Australia's energy and resources project developer 

Are you looking for a global legal team in energy, resources and infrastructure that will be with you every step of the way? At King & Wood Mallesons we offer you exactly that.

Clients seek out our assistance to deliver complex projects, manage regulatory requirements, fund growth, negotiate deals and navigate Australia's foreign investment regime. Working with us means you can access the expertise of corporate, finance and specialist lawyers from our international network. 

With the sector experiencing competitive tensions, regulatory scrutiny and a renewed focus on sustainable development, clients come to our team for wide-ranging advice on project, energy and resources law. Our expertise can help you maximise sale prices, bring Chinese conglomerates to the table, get specialist advice on particular stages of your project's lifecycle, and develop novel structures for the most complex of transactions. 

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Advising on the market's most significant deals

As countries look to secure the supply of resources, global and local energy and resources players seek our advice on their most significant deals. Clients call on our full-service offering and regional presence to guide them through Australia's resource-rich landscape.

We advise on major financings such as AGL's AUD 1.2 billion capital raising and Consolidated Minerals Limited's US$ 400 million senior secured notes issue. We assist with key head office transactions, including Horizon Oil's merger of equals with ROC Oil and Oil Search's AUD$1bn investment in PNG. And we act for clients on major projects, like the world's first coal seam gas to liquefied natural gas (LNG) project involving Australia's largest LNG gas sale to Chinese interests.

The nation's most significant projects benefit from our advice – including Chevron's Gorgon and Wheatstone projects in Western Australia (one of the world's largest natural gas projects and the largest single-resource development in Australia).

Our experience also includes supporting the Port of Gladstone's world-leading multi-commodity port, Diamantina Power station, the largest Chinese mining deal in 2013 (China Molybdenum Co's acquisition of Rio Tinto's 80% interest in the Northparkes underground copper mine) and leading Queensland's largest class action for Seqwater.

A powerful reputation

"Prowess across all aspects of the energy and natural resources sectors, particularly in the renewables field. Work includes high-value oil and gas and power deals, and infrastructure projects within the energy and natural resources sectors. Also noted for its experience assisting Chinese investors."

Ranked in Band 1 for Energy & Resources by Chambers

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