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Infrastructure, mining and commodities

Our extensive experience in infrastructure, mining, and commodities covers every market, sector and region of the world and we have developed particular recognition for our work in the industry’s key emerging markets.

Our team of lawyers enjoys superior global reach through our extensive network and is regularly at the forefront of some of the world’s largest transactions. Our practice covers a multitude of disciplines, including corporate, M&A and securities; project finance; structured trade and commodity finance; real estate; dispute resolution and litigation; international arbitration; corporate responsibility; native title; construction and engineering; employment and labour; and intellectual property. We have advised on some of the largest and most innovative transactions in recent years, working across a variety of sectors, including agribusiness, to telecoms, healthcare, transport and water.

We deliver

  • An integrated domestic and international team capable of delivering complex projects
  • Access to some of the world’s most experienced lawyers in the infrastructure, mining and commodities sectors
  •  A full suite of legal services to leading clients in these sectors
  • Award-winning deals in resources, project finance, construction and M&A
  • Experience delivering outcomes in complex litigation matters

Our areas of work include


Our team has a long history of advising on many ground breaking projects in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. Having acted for governments, financiers, sponsors and contractors we understand the financing and delivery contracts from all parties’ perspective, and the consequences if those projects fall into dispute. We work across all areas of social and economic infrastructure including transport (ports, airport, road and rail), water, defence, prisons, schools, hospitals and social housing.


Our mining lawyers advise on large and complex resources projects having advised on some of the largest and most innovative cross-border mining deals in recent years. In particular, we advise prospective investors in mining assets and associated infrastructure and the owners, contractors and financiers on the development and operations of those assets throughout Australia and internationally. We are described by market commentators as ‘one of the top tier firms in mining’ and are the only national practice able to offer a truly seamless global service to mining companies.

Commodities and Agribusiness

Our team has been involved in the recent transformation of the agribusiness industry in Australia and has developed a deep understanding of agribusiness operations and the challenges facing the industry. We understand the sector’s key drivers and the need to manoeuvre through the challenges and develop new practices which are more efficient, cost-effective and in compliance with local and international regulations. We advise a range of clients involved in every stage of the commodities cycle, from production and financing through to distribution and trading.