Achieving world firsts in projects, energy and resources
Our global legal team in energy, resources and infrastructure will be with you every step of the way. With a global team of 400 projects, energy and resources lawyers, we have worked on projects at every stage, across every part of this sector.
Asia’s economies are some of the fastest growing in the world. And with growing populations, they are playing a key role in the resources and energy sector, in investment and in project development. Whether you are based in Asia looking to develop a project elsewhere or trying to unlock opportunities in Asia – we can help.
Our team of international lawyers in Hong Kong regularly advise multinational energy and resources companies, as well as PRC state owned entities, on major energy and resources transactions throughout the region. Our Hong Kong team also draws on our project, energy and resources law experts from Australia, the Middle East and Europe to provide real depth and practical experience in advising complex transactions throughout Asia and beyond.
Paving the way for deals around the world
Principals, financiers, contractors and other major energy and resource project participants routinely engage our legal services to pave the way to closing successful deals. Our experience ranges from working in developed markets to working in the most remote corners of the world.
When you are negotiating foreign investment hurdles in often highly regulated energy and resources sectors, you need experts on your side. The strength of our global practice enables us to provide greater certainty in these situations.
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Coordinating major transactions
Our reputation in the energy and resources sector has enabled us to represent key clients and coordinate transactions from our Hong Kong office. For example, we advised PetroChina on its acquisition of BHP’s interests in Australia’s East Browse and West Browse joint ventures for US$1.63 billion. The acquisition represents a significant investment in Australia for PetroChina and is part of a major LNG facility project.
We also advised BG Group (and its Australian subsidiary QGC) on its US$1.93 billion sale to CNOOC of further interests in the upstream and midstream Queensland Curtis LNG Project.
The legal advice on projects, energy and resources we provide to these and other clients covers:
- M&A and joint venture arrangements
- Project finance
- Project approvals, environment and planning
- Competition and infrastructure access
- Inbound and outbound investment including Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) approvals
- Native title and cultural heritage
- Employment, industrial relations, health and safety
- Dispute resolution
- Climate change and clean energy.
"As Chinese clients become hungry for Australian resources, King & Wood Mallesons will become an asset."