The 2012 listing of leading NSW Energy & Resources lawyers details lawyers practising within the area of energy and natural resources in the NSW legal market who have been identified for their expertise and abilities in the area. It is compiled on the back of feedback from both solicitors practising within these areas and client referees.
With some 40% of the individuals listed below having relocated their practice to a new firm environment in the past two years it’s been a time of significant change in the NSW energy and resources legal market. That said, despite a significant rearrangement of the pieces on the chessboard the game has only changed marginally.
Other than those whose focus is both electricity and the regulatory aspects of energy matters Australia’s largest economy fails to produce enough energy and resources legal work to sufficiently feed its market participants. That said activity wise the outlook for the state’s energy and resources appears positive. Proposed privatization of energy companies, and predicted upswing in locally generated work and the continued flow of interstate work all point to a rosy future.
David Maloney – Allens
Tony Wassaf – Jones Day
Vishal Ahuja – King & Wood Mallesons
Liza Carver – Ashurst
Vincent Dwyer – Norton Rose
Michael Harrison – Minter Ellison
Peter Limbers – Ashurst
Barry Irwin – Allen & Overy
Susan O’Rourke – McCullough Robertson
Nicholas Pappas – King & Wood Mallesons
David Ryan – Baker & McKenzie
Paul Cargill – King & Wood Mallesons
Robert de Boer – Herbert Smith Freehills
Graeme Dennis – Clayton Utz
Sam McGibbon – Minter Ellison
Andrew Mansour – Allens
Fiona Melville – Middletons
Mark Pistilli – Clifford Chance
Faith Taylor – Clayton Utz