Ted specialises in competition law and infrastructure regulation, particularly for energy and resources clients. He also has extensive experience advising on energy and resources transactions, including negotiating and documenting acquisitions and joint ventures. He also regularly acts for government clients.
Ted's competition law/infrastructure regulation experience includes:
- assisting clients obtain ACCC clearance for acquisitions and joint ventures, including in the mining, oil and gas, energy, chemicals, banking, food, liquor, retail and transport industries;
- assisting clients in relation to ACCC authorisations and notifications;
- advising in relation to third party access to infrastructure, including acting for Rio Tinto on FMG's application to have Pilbara rail infrastructure made subject to a third party access regime;
- assisting government clients in the design and implementation of infrastructure regulatory regimes, including:
- advising various Council of Australian Government bodies on the drafting and implementation of the Code regulating third party access to gas pipelines in Australia;
- acting for the Victorian Government on the introduction of an access regime applying to rail infrastructure in Victoria; and
- acting for the Papua New Guinean Government on the introduction of general competition laws and new regulatory regimes for the electricity, telecommunications, post, water, harbours and motor vehicle insurance industries.
Ted's transactional experience includes:
- acting for the consortium that acquired the Sydney Desalination Plant;
- acting for Rio Tinto on its proposed Pilbara iron ore joint venture with BHP Billiton;
- acting for Rio Tinto on its joint venture with the Hancock Group and the development of the Hope Downs iron ore mine;
- acting for Rio Tinto on its infrastructure sharing arrangements with the Robe River Joint Venture;
- acting for Exxon Mobil in its capacity as operator of the PNG gas project;
- advising in relation to three current LNG Projects in Australia; and
- acting for the Victorian Government in relation to the Victorian public transport sector, including the franchising of train and tram businesses in 1999, the restructure of the franchise arrangements in 2003 and the refranchising in 2009.
Areas of Expertise
- Focus - 12 February 2013
- Client Update - 24 September 2012
- Focus - 21 September 2012