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

The Australian Government has announced a new energy policy that forces electricity retailers in the Eastern States to ensure they purchase wholesale electricity from a portfolio of sources.

17 October 2017

We look at reforms in the telecommunications sector to see what hints they provide on the Australian Government’s approach to other critical infrastructure, including electricity, ports and water.

04 October 2017

The public interest character of recent environmental challenges has not been enough to avoid costs orders being made against unsuccessful environmental and community groups.

21 August 2017

The WA Court of Appeal has found in favour of the Apache parties, overturning Justice Chaney’s first instance decision in Apache Oil Australia Pty Ltd v Santos Offshore Pty Ltd [2015] WASC 318.

07 December 2016