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Corrs Chambers Westgarth

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Energy & Resources




Vaughan is head of our PNG practice. He is a very experienced projects and transactions lawyer with a focus on natural resources and infrastructure, particularly in Papua New Guinea.

He has been described as being ‘absolutely commercial with a first class commercial approach’ and has been consistently ranked as a tier 1 leading individual in Chambers Global since 2009. Vaughan is sought out for his experience on some of the world’s largest and complex natural resources projects and transactions.

Vaughan is a Papua New Guinea Lawyer admitted in the National Court of Papua New Guinea. Vaughan is also an Australian Legal Practitioner admitted in the Supreme Courts of Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia, and in the High Court of Australia.

Lawyer Rankings

Papua New Guinea > Leading firms

(Leading individuals)

Vaughan MillsCorrs Chambers Westgarth

Corrs Chambers Westgarth has particular strength in projects, energy and natural resources, as well as operating across M&A, banking, competition and disputes. Partner Vaughan Mills leads the Port Moresby team, strongly supported by Nick Thorne and experienced litigator Allan Mana. At associate level, Andrea Moffat is highly regarded.

Australia > Natural resources (transactions and regulatory)

With its main offices in Brisbane and Perth, Corrs Chambers Westgarth primarily advises clients on corporate transactions and regulatory matters in the mining sector. Brisbane partner Michael MacGinley has considerable strength in mining, oil and gas, utilities and renewable transactions and project development. In Perth, Peter Jarosek stands out for his expertise in multibillion-dollar oil & gas and mining ventures. Vaughan Mills focuses on natural resources and infrastructure projects, particularly in Papua New Guinea where he is a qualified lawyer. Anthony Arrow joined the firm from Pinsent Masons LLP in July 2020, followed by Tracey Greenaway (Perth) who joined from Allens and Anthony Lepere (Melbourne) who joined from Shearman & Sterling LLP in January 2022.