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We work collaboratively with our clients to build strong, sustainable relationships. Our team is committed to delivering consistent high standards of service, and we understand the importance of accessibility. Working with us, you'll enjoy open communication, meaning well scoped, properly resourced and effectively managed matters.

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Latest Case

Assisting on whole of government technology agreements November 2, 2017

Maddocks advised the Commonwealth Government’s Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) on its whole of government purchasing agreement with SAP. The DTA was set up in 2015 to assist government departments and agencies with digital transformation and … Continued

Latest News

Winner of the first William Ah Ket Scholarship announced November 21, 2017

Tuesday 21 November 2017 A solicitor in a Victorian government agency is the first winner of the William Ah Ket Scholarship, a $5,000 prize named after the first barrister of Chinese heritage in Australia. K … Continued

Latest Article

Maximum term contracts considered by the Commission: has their use expired? December 11, 2017

Last week, in what is a decision with potentially significant implications, the Fair Work Commission Full Bench has overturned the legal principle underpinning the widespread use of maximum term contracts. These contracts are a common … 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.