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Denis Gately

One of Australia’s most experienced and respected energy and resources lawyers, Denis Gately is a Brisbane-based consultant with more than 30 years’ industry practice.

He has played a major role both within the firm and the sector as a former Brisbane Managing Partner, former national board member, former head of our National Energy and Resources Industry Group, and as the founder of our Hong Kong office.

His leading practice spans mining, oil and gas mergers, acquisitions and disposals as well as exploration, project development and operation, and significant trunk pipelines across on and offshore Australia, South East Asia and China.

He has extensive experience in related corporate structuring, joint venture arrangements and foreign investment approvals, as well as access and regulatory regimes, native title and cultural heritage issues.

A frequent commentator on sector-wide developments, Denis’ industry standing is internationally recognised with Chambers Asia Pacific recently lauding him as a ‘Senior Statesman in Energy and Natural Resources’.

He is currently a director of Australian-listed exploration and mining companies including Alligator Energy and Gloucester Coal.

Dawson and Lake Lindsay projects

Advised on the expansion of Anglo American's Dawson and Lake Lindsay projects involved capital expenditure in excess of $1b and required a contracting strategy that would ensure the procurement of coal preparation plants, long conveyors, crushing plants, and associated building and civil infrastructure. We helped Anglo establish several alliances, several EPCM contracts and a multitude of equipment and services procurement contracts.

$800m Discovery Point mixed use development

Acting for a wholly owned subsidiary of Australand Holdings Ltd on the A$800 million Discovery Point development at Wolli Creek in New South Wales. This 8-hectare mixed use development will feature residential apartments, commercial offices, an integrated retail centre and extensive public and private parklands. We are advising on procurement and OH&S strategies, drafting pro-forma and project specific documentation (such as consultancy agreements and design and construct contracts), assisting in the preparation of the tender conditions, advising on the tendering process and compiling documentation for tender.