Brendan Clark
Managing Partner International, Brisbane
Brendan is a leading advisor to the energy, resources and infrastructure sectors, with significant major project, M&A, regulatory and commercial transaction experience. As Managing Partner International, he oversees MinterEllison's international markets strategy, its foreign offices and its engagement with foreign firms and networks.

Brendan has over two decades' experience advising on M&A transactions, project developments, financings and a range of commercial transactions and regulatory matters in Australia and abroad.

With a particular focus on electricity, gas, renewables, hydrogen and natural capital, Brendan is a trusted advisor to government and private sector entities, including leading power generators, resource companies, service providers and contractors.

Clients value his strategic and pragmatic guidance in navigating complex regulatory environments, mitigating project risks and driving projects to completion to achieve their commercial objectives.

Career highlights

  • Long term advisor to government-owned energy business Stanwell Corporation on all aspects of its business, including renewable energy project developments, major commercial transactions and State government energy sector restructuring transactions.
  • Advisor to significant gas market participants on resource and infrastructure project developments, regulatory matters, joint ventures and governance, gas sale and transportation arrangements and service contracts.
  • Advisor to the Queensland Government on pipeline, rail and port infrastructure projects in several key State development areas.
  • Advisor to several major resource companies on M&A transactions and the development and operation of mining projects, including land access and compensation agreements, rail haulage agreements, port access and handling arrangements, equipment finance and leasing arrangements.
  • Advisor to foreign investors on their initial acquisitions and establishment in Australia.
  • Member of the Resources Law Committee of the Queensland Law Society and served as Chair of the Water Law Committee of the International Bar Association (IBA) and Education Officer of the council of the IBA Section on Energy, Environment, Resources and Infrastructure Law.
  • Director of the Canadian Australian Chamber of Commerce.