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

With environmental disputes gaining more prominence in the international political arena, how do we effectively enforce breaches of environmental laws?

01 November 2017

Changes in government policy to reduce state support of the renewable energy sector have led to a significant volume of investment arbitrations being initiated against states.

01 November 2017

For contracts where ease of execution and enforcement are key priorities, the CISG can offer a number of advantages.

01 November 2017

The Power of Choice reforms are designed to enable consumers to better understand and to take control of their electricity use (and their electricity bills).

24 October 2017