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Power & renewables

With deep industry knowledge that comes from years of involvement at the corporate, project and operational level, and unrivalled depth of expertise, our team delivers comprehensive, integrated solutions across the mining, oil and gas, power and renewables sectors.

From multi-nationals, to investors and sponsors, explorers, developers and producers, to government and public sector entities, we support clients across the full lifecycle of a project and on business-critical issues.

With unique insight of the issues shaping the sector, our specialist advisers help clients develop strategies to manage risk, grasp opportunities for growth and future investments, and deliver investor value.

We provide solutions across the lifecycle of new energy (wind, solar, hydro, bio gas and waste mine gas) and conventional energy projects:

  • Financing and fundraising
  • Project structuring, licensing, regulatory approvals and compliance
  • Development including construction and expansion of infrastructure, tendering and procurement
  • M&A
  • Industry-specific agreements/arrangements (eg, power purchase, supply, connection, transmission, distribution and trading)
  • Carbon and sustainable energy, including renewable energy certificates and carbon credits
  • Embedded networks, distributed generation and battery storage.

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Experience


State of Queensland and Queensland Treasury Corporation (QTC) - merger of Ergon Energy and Energex. This deal was 2017 Energy & Resources Deal of the Year at the Australasian Law Awards


One Sun - advised an international private equity investor on the proposed acquisition of a solar farm project being developed under the ACT solar auction scheme, including advice on the large scale solar feed in tariff regime


Rio Tinto - electricity licensing requirements, project delivery, power purchase agreement and ARENA funding arrangements for the purchase of power from a new solar energy plant constructed at Weipa


Represented a member of the successful consortium that acquired a 50.4 per cent interest (A$7.6 billion) in Endeavour Energy


Advising rule makers and regulators (i.e. Australian Energy Market Commission, Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal) and corporate clients (e.g. Lendlease, Ausgrid, Endeavour Energy and Energy Queensland) on the regulatory considerations associated with the emerging area of embedded networks.


REPower - successful bid and negotiation through to contract execution for the supply and install of 64 wind turbines for the Mt Mercer Wind Farm. Other wind farm projects include Capital Wind Farm Pty Ltd, Bald Hills Wind Farm project, Chepstowe, Victoria and Aararat Wind Farms.


Springfield Corporation - development of a solar PV project in a master planned community in Queensland


Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) - lead arranger, CBA, on the syndicated facilities to fund ASX-listed amaysim Australia Limited's (Australia’s fourth largest mobile services provider) A$120 million acquisition of Click Energy (Australia's first online energy retailer).


Hillgrove Resources Limited - on its emerging pumped hydro energy project which will utilise the mine pit as part of the water storage system for the project.


Victorian Government - on its Energy Storing Initiative (ESI) Program, a novel funding program for the delivery of two large-scale battery storage projects for grid constrained areas in Western Victoria, and supported the design and implementation of its Victorian Renewable Energy Target (VRET) reverse auction program.


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