We bring a balance of industry insight, commercial acumen and a genuine understanding of the legal and regulatory framework underpinning resource projects. This unique skill set sees us often acknowledged for “punching above our weight”.
We also sit on the joint venture operating committees with clients, which gives us first hand and deep understanding of the commercial challenges and risks associated with the development of resource projects. That enables us to provide sensible and holistic advice backed up by our tested legal, technical and commercial perspectives.
Advising on the contract for the provision of signalling systems for rail infrastructure associated with the development of the Roy Hill Iron Ore Project in Western Australia.
Assisting with China Steel Corporation's acquisition (with POSCO) of a 15% interest in ArcelorMittal's Labrador Trough iron ore mining and infrastructure assets in Canada for US$1.1 billion.
Advising this subsidiary of China's largest coal exploration company on its Australian exploration and tenement procurement, including FIRB approvals.
Advising Formosa Plastics Group on its US$1.15 billion investment in the acquisition and establishment of the Iron Bridge Joint Venture with Fortescue Metals Group, in respect of a 4.7 billion tonne magnetite resource. This transaction represents the largest ever single investment from Taiwan in Australia.
Advising on the establishment of the Lenton Joint Venture with New Hope Corporation, including due diligence investigations, joint venture agreement, sale and purchase agreement, and full suite of project documentation to establish the Joint Venture and operations.
Assisting with China Steel Corporation's acquisition of a 2.5% interest ($300 million) in this $20 billion project via a Korean/Japanese/Taiwanese consortium (including POSCO and Marubeni).
Advised China Steel Corporation's on establishment of the joint venture interest for the $260 million Sonoma Coal Project, Central Queensland.
Advising and negotiating farm-in agreements to share conventional and unconventional (shale gas) targets in the Canning Basin (WA) and Joint Operating Agreements.