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”.


Legal insights

From 17 September 2019 an amendment to the Victoria Planning Provisions has effect which impacts the approval of large ground-mounted solar energy facility projects in Victoria. The change was made...

30 September 2019

With the global search for reliable, clean and affordable energy becoming more and more intense, one of the most intriguing questions is whether hydrogen could emerge as a major part of the future...

20 August 2019

On 6 June, the AEMC commenced consultation on the MLF framework. While in response to two specific rule change requests by Adani Renewables, the AEMC is considering broad reform.

11 June 2019

We highlight five broad themes in relation to the Future of Trade that we think should be on the agenda of boards and senior leadership teams of Australian companies

15 August 2018

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