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Projects, Energy & Resources

Achieving world firsts in projects, energy and resources

Are you looking for an international legal team in energy, resources and infrastructure that can support you every step of the way? At King & Wood Mallesons we offer you exactly that.

The King & Wood Mallesons team act on the energy and resources projects that the world takes notice of – across each and every stage of a project’s lifecycle, remaining nimble enough to adapt to market changes, yet still leading the way on the largest and most complex transactions.

Asia intelligence

Asia’s economies are some of the fastest growing in the world and with growing populations, they are playing a key investment and project development role in the resources and energy sector. Whether you are based in Asia looking to develop a project elsewhere or trying to unlock opportunities in Asia – the team at King & Wood Mallesons can support you.

Delivering novel projects

Mining giants, oil and gas pioneers, power providers and renewables innovators lean on the King & Wood Mallesons team to support their leap into Australia, China, Africa and beyond. Our legal advice helps clients deliver world firsts, like the world’s first coal seam gas (CSG) to liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Australia, and execute ‘megadeals’, like the mining industry’s biggest ever deal, the Glencore/Xstrata merger.

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Supporting clients end to end

From day one, we will help you navigate the areas of law relating to projects, energy and resources. If you need approvals to get a project under development, assistance with project structuring or finance, we can help. Our end-to-end experience means we are equipped to work with regulators, policymakers and government authorities as well as private companies.

Our law firm’s experience in the projects, energy and resources sector includes advising:

  • Gravis Capital Partners on their co-investment with Foresight Group and the UK Green Investment Bank on the Evermore Project – expected to be the largest biomass project in Northern Ireland
  • Norfund on the commercial and financing arrangements for the development of the Fula Rapids 45MW hydroelectric power plant, the first of its kind in South Sudan
  • China Molybdenum on its acquisition of Rio Tinto’s 80% interest in the Northparkes underground copper mine in New South Wales, Australia for US$820 million
  • Advised a consortium comprising China Merchants and Australia’s Hastings Fund Management on their successful bid for the long-term lease of the Port of Newcastle
  • A short-listed consortium on its bid to design, construct, finance, operate and maintain the East-West Link public-private partnership project, a AUD 7 billion, 18-kilometre, cross-city connection north of Melbourne’s central business district
  • PetroChina on the delisting of its subsidiary Jilin Chemical Industrial Co., Ltd., for a total consideration of RMB 3.637 billion (US$451 million) – after successfully completing the share buyback, Jilin Chemicals was taken off the Hong Kong and New York Stock Exchanges
  • Glencore / Xstrata merger – the mining industry’s biggest ever deal – our team advised on Australia’s multi-agency regulatory approval process, helping bring together the world’s largest publicly listed commodities trader with one of the world’s largest mining companies, in a deal valued at US$90 billion
  • BG Group and QGC on the development of the world’s first CSG to LNG project, including on structuring and documenting the CSG to LNG supply chain, the LNG supply arrangement to China, and equity and off-take arrangements with Tokyo Gas.
"They have the depth of experience, have worked on all the major transactions in the infrastructure space, and provide an excellent quality of work and advice."

Chambers

"Unique amongst international firms in being able to offer PRC law advice. Active on a number of key China-Australia transactions."

Chambers

"As Chinese clients become hungry for Australian resources, KWM will become an asset."

Chambers

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