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Norton Rose Fulbright
PERTH, WA 6000

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Australia > Energy (transactions and regulatory)

(Leading individuals)

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Norton Rose Fulbright is a trusted advisor to a variety of public and private sector clients, including multinational oil and gas companies, investment funds, and state and local governments. Alongside oil and gas and utilities, the firm has a strong niche in renewables and energy transition work, assisting major clients such as Shell in their moves away from hydrocarbons. The team also advises on transactions and regulatory issues, with expertise in legislative regimes across Australia and the Asia-Pacific. Perth-based practice head Paul Lingard is highly regarded for his multi-jurisdictional work for major clients, encompassing transactions, project developments, and operational issues. Also in Perth,  Dylan McKimmie heads up the oil & gas team. Syndey-based Kelly Davies is the firm’s power lead, and advises on acquisitions and financing for major energy projects. Brisbane’s Keira Brennan is active in the oil & gas sector, particularly LNG, working on infrastructure projects, disputes, and regulatory issues.

Australia > Natural resources (transactions and regulatory)

Norton Rose Fulbright has a strong record in natural resources work across Australia, with significant presence in Perth and Brisbane. The firm advises high-profile mining and minerals clients, including major domestic and international producers, handling corporate and regulatory issues of major developments and projects. In Brisbane, practice co-head Keira Brennan is recognised as a key player in the mining sector, advising major clients such as Anglo-American on transactions, regulatory issues, and disputes. Gavin Scott specialises in life-cycle project development, with expertise in regulatory regimes across Australia and native title issues. In Perth, co-head Jake Howard works on financing and transactions for mining and commodity banks and developers, while Paul Lingard and David Jewkes are noted for their M&A expertise in the mining sector.