The increasing demand for energy presents both opportunities and challenges for Australia's resources sector both locally and internationally. At M+K our specialist resources lawyers bring expertise, experience and in-depth knowledge of the coal, gas, minerals, energy and utilities industries. We understand the opportunities and challenges facing those operating in the resources sector both locally and internationally and provide commercially focused, technical advice on the full range of issues confronting operators in the industry.
National Head, Energy + Resources
Craig Roelofsz | Principal07 3235 0468
Global advice and counsel
We have experience with Australian-based companies with overseas operations. Our team recently helped a listed Australian mining services company acquire an internationally owned screening company to advising on numerous drilling and coal supply agreements. We've also advised on a joint venture agreement between two international drilling companies and helped a large Singaporean based company acquire exploration assets in Papua New Guinea, India, Africa and Australia.
Corporate solutions in Zimbabwe
Our client sought a majority stake in a Zimbabwean coal seam gas exploration company, but needed to comply with local Black empowerment laws. To resolve the issue, we worked closely with counsel in Zimbabwe. Ultimately, we structured a deal where our client retained control but also complied with local legislation.