Energy & Resources

The energy and resources sector plays a crucial role in underpinning a strong Australian economy. Our vast natural 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.

Our national, multidisciplinary team is known for our work across a broad range of areas including the booming renewables sector, advising on an expanding range of clean energy technologies like wind, solar, wave power, hydro-electricity, hydrogen and battery storage. We have specialist expertise in electricity and gas transmission and distribution infrastructure, connections and generation projects.

We also have a long history of working with clients in oil and gas as well as mineral exploration and mining of a wide range of commodities including gold and other precious metals, base metals and critical minerals, uranium, coal and phosphate.

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. Our experience also extends to carbon markets and emissions trading, as well as advising on ESG (environment, social, governance) issues and requirements.

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


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