Robert Edel

Rob Edel

Robert Edel is a global leader in the Energy & Natural Resources sector and has extensive experience in advising on mining matters in Australia, Africa and Asia. Since 2008, he has been recognised as one of Australia's top 20 project and financing lawyers and as a “leading individual” in area of Energy and Natural Resources Law by Chambers Global. 

Robert's practice covers all aspects of project development in the mining and energy sectors. He is involved in the drafting and negotiating concession agreements, advising on project structures and financing, third party access, obtaining all relevant permits to operate, land access, negotiation of construction contracts, off take contracts, preparation of all relevant power and water supply contracts and dealing with all operational issues. 

Robert has particular expertise in the development of port and rail infrastructure and the development and operation of logistics chains. His work also covers the preparation of mining contracts, haulage and shipping agreements, gas, electricity, transportation, construction of power and water treatment plans and all ancillary issues. 

Robert advises joint venture participants, project developers, mining companies (including juniors), oil and gas companies, financiers and contractors on all aspects of mining, energy, power and infrastructure development. 

He advises many Australian and international companies on their investments in emerging markets and regularly advises on major cross border transactions, including companies from Australia, Africa and North Asia. Robert also has extensive experience in relation to Chinese investment in Australia, Africa and South-East Asia.


Legal insights

The recent M&A activity in North America has highlighted a number of trends in mining, including the availability of debt and equity for mining projects.

22 November 2019

A recent bill by the DRC is likely to have a significant impact on international investors in the mining industry who will be immediately subject to higher royalties and a tax on “super-profits”.

14 February 2018

There is currently a significant shortage of high-quality exploration projects across a number of key mineral commodities, including gold, copper, lithium, zinc and cobalt.

08 August 2017

The Tanzanian Parliament has passed three new Acts reforming the natural resources sector and amended several existing pieces of legislation.

14 July 2017

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