Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions

Energy and Natural Resources

King & Wood Mallesons global team in the field of energy and resources provides full legal support to our clients

With extensive experience in the energy and resources sector, the KWM team serves clients through all stages of the project life cycle, flexibly adapts to market changes and acts as leading counsel in some of the largest and most complex transactions.

Asian economies are some of the fastest growing in the world. As the population grows, Asian economies are playing an increasingly key role in investment and project development in the resources and energy sector. The KWM team is ready to support clients based in Asia looking to develop projects elsewhere and global clients seeking to unlock opportunities in Asia.

Mining giants, oil and gas pioneers, power suppliers and renewable energy developers rely on the support of KWM team to successfully expand into Australia, China, Europe, Africa and many other markets.

KWM helps clients navigate the legal uncertainties in the energy and resources sector. We can assist clients in obtaining approvals to get a project under development, and with project structuring or financing. Our end-to-end experience means we are equipped to work with regulators, policymakers and government authorities as well as private companies.

We advise on various matters, ranging from innovative joint ventures, greenfield acquisitions/development, to project operation and expansion (including downstream infrastructure construction of the resources and mining projects) and capital increase, and to transactions, complex regulatory issues and foreign investment. The KWM team has established its presence across almost all core sectors in the industries.

Our legal advice has been critical to some of the most significant transactions, financing and joint venture agreements in the mining industry.

Our services include

  • Mergers and acquisitions, due diligence, and (incorporated and unincorporated) joint venture arrangements
  • Project development and financing
  • Government agreements and negotiations
  • Farm-in/farm-out, unitisation arrangements, product sharing contracts and joint operating agreements
  • Commodity sales, off-take arrangements, shipping and letters of credit
  • Competition and infrastructure access
  • Native title and cultural heritage
  • Project approvals, environment and planning
  • Infrastructure and construction agreements
  • Tax compliance and structuring
  • Dispute resolution (including international arbitrations)
  • Employment and labour relations, secondment agreements
  • Carbon emissions and greenhouse effect
  • Health, safety and environmental incidents
  • Engineering and construction law

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