Our Energy team combines our project and market knowledge with our industry experience to provide strategic, commercial, legal and transaction advice on all aspects of the energy project lifecycle.

We assist with:

  • Project development, including securing land tenure and development rights/permits
  • Project structuring
  • Project finance and investment
  • Project and project portfolio acquisition and divestment
  • Tendering and contract documents
  • Project delivery, including contract administration and risk management
  • Dispute resolution
  • Electricity and gas regulation
  • Negotiation and drafting of:
    • Power purchase agreements
    • Connection and network agreements
    • development and construction agreements
    • operation and maintenance agreements
    • supply agreements
    • transportation agreements
    • capacity agreements
    • offtake agreements
    • project and corporate finance agreements



Who we advise

We advise a broad set of clients navigating the global energy transition from fossil fuels to renewable sources of energy. 

Our clients include project sponsors, investors, developers, financiers, manufacturers, contractors, operators, offtakers and other key stakeholders (including government agencies and departments).


Our Australian and international experience includes the following technologies:

  • Solar (PV and CSP)
  • Wind (onshore and offshore)
  • Green hydrogen and ammonia
  • Energy storage (chemical batteries, pumped hydro, gravitational, and compression technologies)
  • Waste and biomass
  • Geothermal
  • Traditional energy generation, including hydrocarbons


We also advise on:

  • Electricity distribution and transmission, power pools and smart grids under the National Electricity Rules.
  • Gas pipeline access under the National Gas Rules
  • Electric Vehicle networks and regulation

Why we are the experts

Our expertise is rooted in knowing that no two projects are the same, and that providing creative and bespoke solutions is key to facilitating our clients’ success.

Our team’s energy transition focus means that we are at the forefront of the evolution of the global renewable energy industry, which allows us to help our clients navigate energy policy and regulation. 

Our experienced team operate at and assist our client navigate the intersection of globalisation, regulation, and innovation. 

We partner with our clients to navigate the demands, time pressures and complexities of their projects.  We are on hand to provide valuable, timely and innovative commercial legal advice to meet our clients’ business needs.

Energy Team.

Matt Baumgurtel


Veno Panicker


Peter Williams


Brit Ibanez

Partner, Head of Litigation

Brad Allen


Tricia Moloney


Margot King


Margot King - Hamilton Locke

James Simpson


Hamish Geddes


Hamish Geddes - Hamilton Locke

Tony Britt

Special Counsel

Tony Britt - Hamilton Locke

Adriaan van der Merwe

Special Counsel

Hannah Jones

Senior Associate

Hannah Jones - Hamilton Locke

David O’Carroll

Senior Associate

Beatrice Laidlaw


Rahul Tijoriwala


Gareth Howard


Gareth Howard - Hamilton Locke

William Ryan


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