ASX Compliance Update

Changes to ASX Listing Applications In a bid to enhance efficiency and clarity in the listing application process, the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has introduced several changes to its admission procedures, effective February 5, 2024. These changes set out in Compliance Update (no. 01/24) aim to simplify documentation requirements and improve compliance with spread and escrow […]

Hamilton Locke Advises European Energy on 56MW Mokoan Solar Farm

Hamilton Locke has advised European Energy on the project financing of the 56MW Mokoan Solar Farm, located in Winton, in the Hume region of Victoria. Project financing was provided by NORD/LB’s Singapore branch. This marks European Energy’s first financial close in Australia. Once fully operational, the Mokoan Solar Farm is expected to supply renewable electricity […]

New Energy Experts Insights – From Local Jobs to Global Expertise: Developing Australia’s Renewable Energy Workforce with James Simpson – Part I

In this two-part series, the New Energy team sits down with James Simpson, Workplace and Employment Partner at Hamilton Locke, to discuss who will build Australia’s renewable energy transition. During our interview, we ask how Australia can attract skilled offshore labour in a competitive, global market, and consider how Australian governments and employers can work […]

Hamilton Locke Advises Longreach Credit Investors on its A$40m Loan Facility to ZEN Energy

Hamilton Locke is pleased to have advised Longreach Credit Investors (Longreach) on the A$40 million senior loan facility provided to ZEN Energy. An Australian energy business focused on building a portfolio of renewable energy resources and solutions for commercial and residential homes, ZEN Energy supports clients in moving towards a zero-carbon world. Longreach is an […]

Integrated Resource Provider – Are you ready?

In our previous three-part series (Part I, Part II and Part III) and recent article, we examined the upcoming changes to the National Electricity Rules (NER) through the introduction of the National Electricity Amendment (Integrating Energy Storage Systems into the NEM) Rule 2021 (IESS Rule) and the National Electricity Amendment (Implementing Integrated Energy Storage Systems) […]

Real Estate Markets Quarterly – Autumn 2024

Welcome to the Autumn edition of our Real Estate Markets Quarterly! In this edition, we delve into recent industry developments and offer insights into the trends that will shape real estate markets in 2024. Features in this edition include: An industry spotlight on Co-Founder and Director, Natalie Rayment Exploring incentives for Build-to-Rent Developments Changes Impacting […]

M&A Report: 2023 Year in Review and Future Outlook

In Mergermarket’s 2023 Global & Regional M&A Rankings, Hamilton Locke ranked 6th in Australia for the highest volume of M&A deals, with 69 deals valued at USD738 million. This is the firm’s highest Mergermarket ranking and a significant jump from 13th place in 2022. As part of our ongoing commitment to driving excellence in the […]

New Energy Insights Bulletin – Rule Change: Unlocking CER Benefits Through Flexible Trading

The Australian Energy Market Commission (AEMC) released its draft determination titled “National Electricity Amendment (Unlocking CER benefits through flexible trading) Rule” (Proposed Rule) on 29 February 2024. The Proposed Rule attempts to empower customers who deploy Consumer Energy Resources (CER) (including rooftop solar resources, battery storage systems, and electric vehicles, which are also known as […]

Legal Update – First Victorian Workplace Manslaughter Conviction

A stonemasonry company, LH Holding Management Pty Ltd trading as Universal Stone and Marble (LH Holding), has become the first company to be convicted of workplace manslaughter since the offence was first introduced in Victoria in July 2020. LH Holding has been fined $1.3 million while the company’s sole director has been placed on a two-year […]

New Energy Special Edition: Investment in Renewables

Hamilton Locke is excited to introduce “Investment in Renewables”, a New Energy Special Edition. This publication delves into the thriving renewable energy investment opportunities in Australia.  It provides valuable market insights, tracking government funding and policies, and explores Australia’s potential as a renewable energy powerhouse. By identifying potential investment pitfalls and offering strategic guidance, this […]