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Assisting the Commonwealth Government in drafting and negotiating major agreements June 23, 2017

Maddocks advised the Commonwealth Department of Health on the drafting and negotiation of the Sixth Community Pharmacy Agreement (the 6CPA) with the Pharmacy Guild of Australia. Since 1990, the Government and the Pharmacy Guild have … Continued

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Patrick Ibbotson announced as new chairman of Maddocks June 14, 2017

Wednesday, 14 June 2017 One of Australia’s leading planning and environment lawyers has been elected the new chairman of Maddocks. Sydney-based partner Patrick Ibbotson will take over the role on 1 July. Patrick has been … Continued

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Private equity and franchise networks: the next growth phase? June 15, 2017

Australia is a franchise nation. For several years, Australia has held one of the highest levels of franchisors per capita in the world and since the global financial crisis the franchise sector has performed well … Continued

Energy & Resources

“The team is very responsive, it has always turned work around within the time frames requested, even when requests were very tight.”

Chambers Asia Pacific 2014

We provide a multi-disciplined  energy and resources team, bringing together experts in competition and regulation, financial services, tax, infrastructure, environment, employment, intellectual property, dispute resolution and other specialist areas, to deliver a commercially focused, solutions-orientated service.

Energy and resources projects are typically complex, capital intensive initiatives that raise unique challenges around infrastructure, services (including finance), native title, environment, land tenure, government regulation and industrial relations.

These projects demand legal advisers who can deal with multifaceted projects; who understand the commercial, technical and practical issues as well as the legal and contractual ones, while keeping the interests of the various stakeholders in mind.

How can we help?

We provide an integrated service, encompassing advice on:

  • operational and project specific transactions such as joint venture agreements, landholder agreements, operation and maintenance agreements, drilling contracts and services contracts
  • merger & acquisition transactions
  • competition and access
  • construction and expansion of infrastructure
  • environmental compliance
  • native title
  • capital fundraising & financial services
  • corporate & project financing
  • property
  • regulatory compliance
  • workplace relations
  • tax
  • dispute resolution.

We act for a variety of participants in the mining and oil and gas sectors, both in the conventional and the non-conventional sectors, including coal seam gas and LNG as well as the electricity and renewable energy sectors. We provide advice and assistance with documents, regulations and dispute resolution at all stages from the exploration phase through to development, production and sales.

Our experience

We have experience in a range of complex projects including:

  • all aspects of exploration and production activities, including environmental and native title approvals and landholder liaison
  • sale, acquisition and financing of infrastructure and assets
  • exploration, development, engineering, procurement and construction contracts
  • supply and off-take agreements and associated transportation arrangements
  • foreign investment advice & structuring
  • competition & regulatory issues
  • sustainability & climate change
  • workplace relations
  • tax
  • dispute resolution.

Recognition

  • Chambers Global 2015 – Recognised in the Energy & Natural Resources category.
  • IFLR1000 – Recognised in the International Financial Law Review 2015 Energy & Infrastructure category.
  • Chambers Asia Pacific 2014 – “The team is very responsive, it has always turned work around within the time frames requested, even when requests were very tight.”
  • Chambers Asia Pacific 2013 – “A very strong brand in the local market, with a depth of expertise to rival the bigger firms; the partners are very hard-working and client-focused.

“The team is very responsive, it has always turned work around within the time frames requested, even when requests were very tight.”

Chambers Asia Pacific 2014

We provide a multi-disciplined  energy and resources team, bringing together experts in competition and regulation, financial services, tax, infrastructure, environment, employment, intellectual property, dispute resolution and other specialist areas, to deliver a commercially focused, solutions-orientated service.

Energy and resources projects are typically complex, capital intensive initiatives that raise unique challenges around infrastructure, services (including finance), native title, environment, land tenure, government regulation and industrial relations.

These projects demand legal advisers who can deal with multifaceted projects; who understand the commercial, technical and practical issues as well as the legal and contractual ones, while keeping the interests of the various stakeholders in mind.

How can we help?

We provide an integrated service, encompassing advice on:

  • operational and project specific transactions such as joint venture agreements, landholder agreements, operation and maintenance agreements, drilling contracts and services contracts
  • merger & acquisition transactions
  • competition and access
  • construction and expansion of infrastructure
  • environmental compliance
  • native title
  • capital fundraising & financial services
  • corporate & project financing
  • property
  • regulatory compliance
  • workplace relations
  • tax
  • dispute resolution.

We act for a variety of participants in the mining and oil and gas sectors, both in the conventional and the non-conventional sectors, including coal seam gas and LNG as well as the electricity and renewable energy sectors. We provide advice and assistance with documents, regulations and dispute resolution at all stages from the exploration phase through to development, production and sales.

Our experience

We have experience in a range of complex projects including:

  • all aspects of exploration and production activities, including environmental and native title approvals and landholder liaison
  • sale, acquisition and financing of infrastructure and assets
  • exploration, development, engineering, procurement and construction contracts
  • supply and off-take agreements and associated transportation arrangements
  • foreign investment advice & structuring
  • competition & regulatory issues
  • sustainability & climate change
  • workplace relations
  • tax
  • dispute resolution.

Recognition

  • Chambers Global 2015 – Recognised in the Energy & Natural Resources category.
  • IFLR1000 – Recognised in the International Financial Law Review 2015 Energy & Infrastructure category.
  • Chambers Asia Pacific 2014 – “The team is very responsive, it has always turned work around within the time frames requested, even when requests were very tight.”
  • Chambers Asia Pacific 2013 – “A very strong brand in the local market, with a depth of expertise to rival the bigger firms; the partners are very hard-working and client-focused.
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