Energy & Resources

The energy and resources industry plays a crucial role in underpinning a strong Australian economy. Our vast mineral and petroleum resources, combined with ongoing technological innovation and proximity to energy-hungry Asian markets, places Australia in prime position to take advantage of ongoing opportunities.

Piper Alderman is a leading legal advisor in the Australian energy and resources sector. Working at the cutting edge of these complex industries, we have spent many years advising clients on some of the region’s most significant and pioneering projects. We operate across a broad range of areas. These include traditional fossil fuels like oil, gas and coal as well as mineral exploration and mining of a wide range of commodities.  We are also involved in the booming renewables sector, advising on an expanding range of clean energy technologies like wind, solar, wave power, hydro-electricity and battery storage.

Our lawyers are well versed in the unique risks and rewards inherent in this sector. Our national team provides domestic and international clients with a comprehensive legal service covering corporate and commercial transactions, licensing, regulatory, employment, environmental issues, native title and dispute resolution.

Piper Alderman’s consulting arm, ResourcesLaw International, is also a climate change specialist and expert in the energy and natural resources industry. ResourcesLaw International has been instrumental in many ground-breaking projects across Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, and is closely associated with the Energy Policy Institute of Australia and the APEC Energy Trade and Investment Task Force.

Oil & Gas


Electricity & Gas Regulation


Planning & Environment

Power & Utilities

Corporate & Commercial

Dispute Resolution & Litigation


Projects & Construction

Property & Development

Employment & Labour


Work, Health & Safety

Procurement & Supply Chain


Gordon Grieve

Chairman of Partners

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