Louis Chiam

Louis Chiam

Louis Chiam is a partner in the Melbourne office of King & Wood Mallesons, where he specialises in infrastructure, energy and resources, climate change and major projects.

Louis has experience in energy and infrastructure projects, energy markets and restructuring, acquisitions and divestments, electricity and gas supply contracts, carbon finance, carbon advisory and utility regulation.

Louis acts for a range of Australian and international corporations and government entities.  

He has been named Best Lawyers' 2013 Melbourne Climate Change "Lawyer of the Year" and has been nominated by Best Lawyers in Australia 2016 in the areas of Climate Change, Energy, Government, M&A, Natural Resources, Oil & Gas and Regulatory. Louis is also ranked as one of the world’s best lawyers in the area of Energy & Natural Resources: Utilities by Chamber Asia Pacific 2015 in which clients note that he is "very highly regarded for his ability to structure projects and for providing very sound advice”.

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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

Generator technical performance standards - the draft rule changes the technical requirements for connecting generators to be able to...

21 June 2018

More than 90 million people are expected to move to cities across ASEAN by 2030, resulting in enormous demands on the energy sector.

19 June 2018

Investors and operators of critical infrastructure in Australia will soon need to comply with new security rules commencing 11 July 2018.

23 May 2018