Energy & Utilities

Energy & Utilities - Australia

Meet the lawyers behind the biggest deals in energy and utilities

From playing a role in each of Australia’s energy privatisations to the market's first ever top-hat scheme, our utilities and energy lawyers have been involved in some of the region’s most significant transactions in the energy and utilities sector.

Our expertise in energy and utilities law covers:

  • Mergers and acquisitions, due diligence and joint venture arrangements
  • Engineering and construction law
  • Competition and infrastructure access issues
  • Foreign investment issues
  • Native title and cultural heritage
  • Project approvals, environment and planning
  • Project and corporate finance.

Our recent experience has included acting for the Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) on rule change proposals. We advised them on policy issues, transmission pricing, future offset arrangements, review regimes, network access and NEM issues. This has given us an unrivalled understanding of the regulatory environment.

We have a full team specialising in this area.

Discover our latest insights into legal issues affecting your business

AEMC releases draft “more preferable” Contestability of energy services rule restricting distribution network service providers from earning a regulated return on “behind-the-meter” assets.

06 September 2017

Of the Finkel Review’s 50 recommendations to improve Australia’s power system reliability, only 1 has not yet been accepted by the Australian Government.

25 July 2017

The Scientific Inquiry into Hydraulic Fracturing of Unconventional Reservoirs in the Northern Territory has released an interim report assessing the risks and impacts posed from an impartial...

21 July 2017

The Finkel Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market contains 50 policy recommendations. What are the real-world implications of this "Blueprint for the Future"?

13 June 2017