Oil and Gas

Oil & Gas - Australia

Legal advice for the industry’s most challenging projects

Australia’s gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) sector is seeing extraordinary growth due to a doubling of world energy demand and China’s progress to becoming the world’s largest energy importer.

Our whole-of-chain capability is called on for both industry firsts and colossal projects in the sector. From initial planning and structuring through to financial investment decision (FID) and project implementation, our oil and gas lawyers can support you on the most complex and challenging onshore, offshore and floating projects.

The areas of law our firm advises oil and gas clients on include:

  • Project development and structuring, including taxation, compliance and fundraising
  • Equity, joint venture, farm-in and unitisation arrangements 
  • Inbound and outbound investment and foreign investment regulation
  • Commodity sales, off-take agreements and shipping issues
  • Project approvals, planning and environment
  • Infrastructure sharing and common user arrangements
  • Infrastructure and construction agreements

We have a full team specialising in this area.

Discover our latest insights into legal issues affecting your business

Starting on 11 July 2018, owners and operators of Australia’s critical infrastructure assets have 6 months to report current ownership and operating details.

11 July 2018

The Victorian Government is embracing offshore gas as a long-term supply option, while maintaining the ‘fracking’ ban and the moratorium on onshore conventional gas.

23 May 2018

The Northern Territory Government that it has accepted all 135 recommendations of the NT independent hydraulic fracturing inquiry.

17 April 2018

The final report for the NT Hydraulic Fracturing Inquiry indicates the Northern Territory moratorium on hydraulic fracturing exploration and development activities may be lifted in 2018.

29 March 2018