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With one of the longest standing energy and resources practices in Australasia, Gadens has deep expertise in complex domestic and international projects and transactions across the energy and resources sector, at the corporate, project and operational levels.
Gadens energy and resources team advises a broad range of Australian and international clients, including ASX listed and Fortune 500 companies and large private companies.  We have been involved in some of the most significant energy and resources projects in Australasia and also have substantial experience in the Pacific, Africa, East Asia and South America.  We have lawyers on the ground in various jurisdictions and, according to the Legal 500 Asia Pacific, are exemplary in all areas of service”.
A snapshot of the breadth of our recent experience includes:
  • financing, construction and operation of multi billion dollar fixed and floating liquefied natural gas processing facilities
  • acquisition and disposal of upstream and downstream oil and gas assets, including advising on competition law and foreign investment issues
  • numerous successful capital raisings in the mining sector
  • landowner  issues in the hard rock, conventional oil and gas and the coal gasification and CSG sectors, including planning, regulatory and litigious matters
  • development of standard haulage arrangements for clients in the gas and coal sectors, underpinning billions of dollars in annual revenues
  • regulatory and compliance advice, such as for the introduction of the short term trading market in gas and carbon.

Our teams operate collaboratively bringing together extensive skills in corporate advisory, joint venture negotiations, debt and equity raising, workplace relations and safety, property and project construction and management, planning and environment, and native title to ensure that you receive the same unified service throughout your transaction.

We have advised on the funding, development and operations of projects in the mining, oil and gas, and energy industries, including in the areas outlined below.
  • acquisition, management and disposal of mining assets – including due diligence, mergers and acquisitions
  • farm-in and joint venture agreements – including establishment and implementation
  • foreign investment approvals
  • offtake agreements
  • rail corridors
  • land access and tenure disputes – including native title and cultural heritage issues
  • environmentalincluding compliance with domestic and international environmental regulations
Oil and gas
  • project acquisitions
  • operational advice for Australia’s largest gas transmission operator
  • transport, shipping and sale arrangements including marketing, sale and transportation of petroleum
  • overrider royalty and offtake agreements
  • joint operating, farm-in and unitisation agreements
  • rig and oilfield service contracts
  • state agreements
  • development of gas fired power stations and processing facilities
  • advice in relation to capital market project financing
  • energy supply, sale and purchase agreements
  • acquisition, management and disposal of assets and interests in existing projects – including energy procurement as well as farm-in and joint venture agreements.
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