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Neil Gordon
|Partner

With impressive backgrounds in both corporate law and the energy industry, Neil brings a unique perspective to his work with private and public sector clients in the energy, resources, agribusiness and manufacturing sectors.

After many years as the head of the South Australian Corporate Division, Neil now leads the Energy team in the Adelaide office. He has a thorough understanding of all areas of corporate and commercial law including competition and market regulation, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions, as well as extensive experience in major project delivery, outsourcing and procurement.

Neil is particularly expert in the natural gas industry. He has been involved in negotiating and documenting long term, high volume, contracts for the sale and purchase of natural gas and contracts for transportation of natural gas via pipeline systems. He also advises regarding third party access to pipeline systems.

Among Neil’s long standing clients are ETSA Utilities, Flinders Ports, SEA Gas, and Viterra.

20 November 2013

This overview of the oil and gas sector in Australia and New Zealand summarises the policy and regulatory framework in those countries – upstream and downstream, onshore and offshore; taxes and royalties; environment and planning laws; workforce-related legislation; and the implications of carbon policy and regulation for the industry.

October 2013

In this edition of Mergers & Acquisitions Newsletter, we look at:

  • Ports Botany and Kembla – a case study in optimising price and risk outcomes in a competitive sale process 
  • Lock up devices in recapitalisation proposals – lessons from Billabong
  • 'The Court is not a rubber stamp': The message from the Federal Court in respect of second court hearings for schemes
  • Coppermoly Limited: Intentions of an underwriter

29 July 2013

In our most recent Mergers & Acquisitions Newsletter, our partners explain how cases such as Norcast v Bradken, coupled with the Takeovers Panel's tougher stance on undisclosed association, have pushed questionable transaction practices firmly into the spotlight.

July 2013

In this edition of Mergers & Acquisitions Newsletter, we look at:

  • Norcast v Bradken - a cautionary tale
  • The Takeovers Panel and undisclosed associates - the net is closing
  • 'Disposal' standstills - an emerging trend for public M&A transactions?

24 June 2013

The government has recently released its National Food Plan, a roadmap for the future development of Australia's food and agriculture industry. Its key focus is on ensuring that Australia has 'a sustainable, globally competitive, resilient food supply, supporting access to nutritious and affordable food'. We review how the National Food Plan responds to the trends, opportunities and challenges facing Australia's food and agriculture industry in the 21st Century.

2014