Energy and Resources

There are significant regulatory challenges facing industry players within in the energy and resources sectors.

As one of the largest specialist energy and resources teams in the Asia-Pacific region, we can advise on virtually any energy or resources issue.

Our Energy and Resources team has experience working with local and international clients on a diverse range of projects and has expertise across the electricity, coal, mining and metals, climate change, water, and oil and gas industries.

We readily share our hands-on industry knowledge gleaned by working on all sides – as in-house counsel, external professional advisers, regulators and as the regulated.

We are active within professional organisations and stay at the forefront of industry developments. Our expertise is also recognised by board appointments in both the public and private sectors.

Thorough and reliable approach, along with "their organisational skills, attention to detail and ability to quickly understand key issues associated with a wide range of technical disciplines." Chambers Asia Pacific

Recent successes

Z Energy acquisition of Chevron Advised Z Energy on its $785 million acquisition of Chevron New Zealand, providing strategic advice and assistance with New Zealand and Australian legal regulatory requirements as well as the sale and purchase agreement and OIO application.

Z Energy Biofuels Project Advised Z Energy on its biofuel project that converts non-edible tallow and used cooking oil into a high quality, environmentally sustainable fuel grade biodiesel. We advised on agreements and licensing arrangements.

NZ Oil & Gas Capital Return Advised New Zealand Oil & Gas Limited on alternative structures and drafted the documentation necessary to return approximately $60 million of capital to its shareholders by way of a court-approved scheme of arrangement.

How we help

  • Joint venture and consortium arrangements
  • Contractual and structural, environment and planning requirements
  • Maori claims
  • Financing arrangements
  • Regulatory framework
  • All aspects of development construction and operation of energy infrastructure projects
  • Sector developments
  • Tax efficient business structures

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