We know Energy & Natural Resources

  • Darren Fooks

We have worked in the Energy and Natural Resources Industries for over 25 years.

One of our lawyers was an inhouse lawyer with a major Australian mining company that operated 3 major Australian mines.

Out team has practiced Energy and Resources Law in Australia and overseas for more than 25 years. Our team members have held positions like being a Director of a publicly listed gold mining company as well as working in on a semi full time legal position with QCoal Australia for more than 5 years.

Our team members hold various positions in the Energy and Resources Industries such as one of our team being on the Board of an Australian managed fund Investment Manager, which locates and selects energy and resources projects for investment and management.

One of our team owns a 10% interest and is on the board for in a 20MW Wind, Solar and Deisel power station and is actively involved in renewable energy development and operation.


  • Energy Regulatory Policy and Reforms

  • Project Development

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

  • ESG Essentials

  • Legal Structuring for projects and company groups

  • Logistics and Offtake

  • Public and Private Financing


Acted in all aspects of development of over 60 mining projects around Australia and oversees including Sonoma Coal Project, Monto Minerals Ilmenite Project, Gladstone East End Gold Mine Expansion Project, Cape Alumina Project, Bowen River Coal Project , Byerwen Coal Project, Drake Coal Project, Minerva Coal Project (New Hope), Kestrel (formerly Gordonstone) Coal Project, Cameby Downs Project, Cook Coal Mine, and Ebenezer Coal Mine Extension (Idemitsu).

Acted in relation to numerous commodity sales arrangements both in and outside of Australia, such as the long term gas purchase arrangements for the Gove Alumina operations, Bauxite and Alumina sales arrangements for Alcan, various mineral sales arrangements for Monto Minerals Ltd, gold and base metals arrangements in Australia and PNG.

Development of the Cubico owned 500MW Wambo Wind Farm Project (Queensland).

Solar Farm Development: Advising ACG in relation to development or a number of Australian Solar Farm developments.

New England and Ashford dual Solar Farms and Battery Energy Storage System (BESS): Acted in all aspects for development of two associated solar and BESS projects in the Regional Grid with Essential Energy.