Rapid regulatory change
The energy sector is rapidly transforming as Australia transitions to a lower emissions system. More than ever, it is crucial to understand how the evolving regulatory framework affects your business, particularly as regulators take a more active role in their compliance and enforcement activities.
How we can help
Unparalleled knowledge of energy regulation and policy
We have a unique understanding of gas and electricity regulation, having advised governments and energy market bodies on the development of numerous regulatory frameworks, most notably the National Electricity Law and the National Electricity Rules. Our expertise extends to related areas such as energy data, cybersecurity and critical infrastructure regulation.
Combining regulatory and commercial expertise
Our regulatory experience extends across the energy supply chain, from generation, transmission and distribution, to retail operations. We advise a broad range of energy clients, including industry, investors, government, regulators and energy market bodies, on regulatory matters. This broad experience gives us deep knowledge of the regulatory landscape, market practice and emerging compliance risks. We regularly advise our industry clients on how to develop robust frameworks to ensure regulatory compliance.
Regulatory investigations specialists
We are experienced in advising clients on regulatory investigations and litigation, including those involving the Australian Energy Regulator, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the Essential Services Commission and fair trading bodies. Our deep regulatory insights enable us to cut through to the key issues early, especially in complex investigations, and guide you towards the best possible regulatory outcomes.