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Cedric von Duering

Lawyer – Energy, Infrastructure and Resources

Cedric has over 7 years’ experience in the energy sector. Cedric is an empathetic team player that brings people together to find creative and actionable solutions for clients. He strives to add value to any transaction and cooperation he is part of with his creative, innovative and entrepreneurial mindset.  

Cedric has considerable expertise in project development, construction, financing, energy related transactions and general commercial transactions. He specialises in advising clients involved in the energy lifecycle and has acted for solar, wind and energy storage investors and developers, as well as energy off takers, such as crypto minors and data centre providers. Cedric also has vast expertise in advising electricity retailers. He was previously the Young Energy Professionals' co-chair of the Australian Institute of Energy.

Cedric’s expertise includes negotiating and drafting on-market and off-market power purchase agreements, finance agreements, and grant and bank financing arrangements.

Prior to joining Hamilton Locke, Cedric worked for Law Quarter, Compliance Quarter, and was the Chief Operating Officer of Clozed Loop Energy AG; a multinational geothermal start-up.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Energy and Renewable Energy; Crypto Mining

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Laws - European University for Applied Sciences
  • Juris Doctor - University of Sydney
  • Admitted to practice in New South Wales

 

SELECTED REPRESENTATIONS

  • Advised on one of the first bitcoin mining Power Purchase Agreements in Australia.
  • Advised Ampol Energy (Retail) Pty Ltd in its process to obtain an energy retail authorisation from the Australian Energy Regulator.
  • Acted for Smart Commercial Solar in various proceedings in the NSW Supreme Court and Federal Court of Australia. 
  • Obtained 14,7€ in grant funding from the European Union.
  • Advised some of the biggest Australian energy retailers on the Retailer Reliability Obligation.