Joel Reid
I am a specialist advisor to leading energy and electricity sector clients on their mergers and acquisitions, major infrastructure projects and general corporate law matters. ; Acting for both public and private clients, I have spent 18 years in almost exclusive practice in the sector advising across the full spectrum of industry-related legal issues.
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My expertise spans regulatory issues, contract negotiation and drafting, hedging and risk management, renewable energy and market by-pass issues, as well as approvals, access and facilitation of major Asia-Pacific energy infrastructure projects. I have also advised on multiple acquisitions and divestments of significant Australian energy facilities. My general front-end corporate and commercial law advisory also draws upon three years’ practice in the Cayman Islands providing corporate and trading advice to offshore investment and private equity funds.

Career highlights

  • Energy Queensland – advised in relation to the Queensland Government’s public housing solar project
  • Rio Tinto – counselled on the development of, and the offtake from, the Amrun power station, which provides sole-source electricity to the Amrun bauxite mine
  • Queensland Government – worked in relation to the proposed divestment of the state electricity network
  • Infratil Limited – advised on the sale of Lumo Energy
  • Pacific Aluminium – drafted carbon and renewable energy pass-through arrangements for Gladstone Power Station and Boyne Island Aluminium Smelter
  • Acted in the merger of Queensland electricity distributors to create Energy Queensland (Energy & Resources Deal of the Year, 2017 Australasian Law Awards)
  • Advised property developers and regulatory and contractual frameworks for the development of solar generation and embedded networks
  • Advised on a project proponent in the development of utility scale solar projects, which will allow community participation to supplement primary revenue streams under a power purchase agreement