Power & Utilities
The power and utilities landscape in Australia is well into a period of significant transformation, driven by technological and competitive forces, as well as shifting customer expectations.
Globally, 81% of the energy mix is still based on fossil fuels, the same percentage as 30 years ago.
Due to the increasing effects of climate change, there has been a shift towards renewable energy. This transition needs to be towards a sustainable, affordable and secure power system that can provide solutions to energy-related challenges in a constantly evolving market.
Incumbent industry players like oil & gas, energy and construction will need to play a proactive role in building competitive advantage and staying ahead of new entrants in a constantly evolving market.
How we can help
We bring significant market knowledge and extensive experience in dealing with complex and broad-ranging legal and regulatory issues.
Leading the way in renewables
Having advised on almost every renewables project in Australia, we help you navigate the complex and broad-ranging legal issues associated with the development, acquisition and sale of renewable energy assets. We are at the forefront of cutting-edge deals, including corporate and other PPAs and the development and integration of utility-scale storage and behind the meter assets.
At the core of conventional power
We're leaders in negotiating the way through complex power legal issues, whether helping governments plan and implement reform or assisting new players in the business of generation, transmission, distribution and supply.
Navigating complex legal and commercial water issues
Whether constructing a pipeline or building a hydropower plant, properly planned and delivered infrastructure is critical to enhancing business competitiveness and promoting economic development. As many public sector infrastructure projects are now a partnership with private sector expertise or capital, it is important to have a legal team that understands the complexity of those arrangements.