Energy & Resources

The energy and resources sector (encompassing mining, oil and gas, electricity and other energy sources) is not only a key driver of the Western Australian economy, but also a globally significant industry. Advising clients in the industry requires an understanding not only of the law, but of the technical, developmental and economic challenges that face operators and contractors at different stages of project development.

As a leading commercial law firm in one of the world’s leading mining jurisdictions, we have extensive experience in relation to all aspects of the resources project lifecycle. Further, our team includes several practitioners who have held senior Board and managerial positions in publicly-listed resources companies and understand firsthand the needs and requirements of the industry and the commercial implications of our advice to clients.

We regularly advise Australian and international clients (both publicly listed and otherwise) on energy and resources-related matters regarding projects located not only in Australia but in overseas jurisdictions, including the United States, South America and Africa – particularly in Tanzania where we have been involved for more than 20 years.

We can assist with matters including:

  • Tenement and land tenure
  • Compensation agreements
  • Project acquisition and development
  • Option agreements
  • Sale and purchase agreements
  • Royalty agreements
  • Joint venture, farm-in/farm-out agreements (incorporated and unincorporated)
  • Production sharing agreements
  • Corporate compliance and JORC/SPE-PRMS disclosure advice
  • Drilling, procurement, supply and other commercial contracts
  • Mining services, construction and engineering agreements
  • Port, rail and other infrastructure access and use
  • Power purchase agreements
  • Compensation agreements
  • Sales and off-take agreements
  • Toll treatment agreements
  • Capital raisings, corporate transactions and finance