Working with clients to realise Australia's hydrogen ambitions


Australia's hydrogen industry is taking off, driven by significant domestic and export opportunities. For decades it has been a proven fuel. We're working with clients to realise hydrogen's potential to transform the energy sector.

Clients draw upon the combination of our project development and regulatory expertise and our understanding of the processes by which hydrogen is produced, transported, and stored. They're taking advantage of our expertise in the renewable energy, gas, water, infrastructure and technology sectors to turn their plans into reality.


IMARC 2023

Geread Dooley, Partner, Japan Practice Leader talks about investing and financing hydrogen production projects following his keynote interview with ENEOS at the International Mining and Resources 2023 conference.

How we can help

We advise clients on navigating the legal and regulatory risks and opportunities on all aspects of a hydrogen project including:

  • Financing
  • Project structuring, joint ventures
  • Commodity sales and transportation contracts
  • Competition and market regulation
  • Environmental and planning approvals
  • Construction
  • IP protection and commercialisation
  • Shipping and maritime law
  • Taxation, including GST arrangements, R&D credits, stamp duty

Case studies

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Stanwell Corporation

Advising on its development of the proposed Central Queensland Hydrogen Project in consortium with Iwatani Corporation, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Kansai Electric Power Company, Marubeni Corporation and Keppel.

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Anglo American

Represented in the proposed integrated solar/green hydrogen and mine vehicle project, in joint venture with Macquarie, including obtaining successful shortlisting for the renewable hydrogen funding round with ARENA.

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AP Ventures

Acted for this London-based leading global venture capital fund focused on the hydrogen sector on its investment via convertible notes and options into ASX listed Hazer Group.

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Rio Tinto

Advising on a combined project with Sumitomo Corporation to study the construction of a hydrogen pilot plant at Rio Tinto’s Yarwun alumina refinery in Gladstone and explore the potential use of hydrogen at the refinery.

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Sunshot Energy

Advising on its collaboration with the Australian Gas Infrastructure Group to develop a hydrogen project in SA, being a 50-70MW electrolyser and associated plant and equipment to produce hydrogen for supply into the SA gas distribution network.

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Northern Territory Government

Providing an initial legal review of, and advice on, the Hydrogen Regulatory Framework to identify Territory legislative issues to be considered as it moves to establish a renewable hydrogen industry in the Northern Territory.


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