Louis Chiam is an eminent Melbourne-based practitioner with extensive experience in acting for Australian state governments and major players in the Chinese energy sector.
Alan Murray is said to be "a valued adviser." He stands out for his oil and gas expertise, and is also highlighted for his work in the mining sector. He acted as lead partner advising Chevron on the AUD29 billion development of its Wheatstone LNG and domestic gas project in Western Australia.
Robert Jackson leads the firm's Australian mining and metals group from the Brisbane office. He acts for BHP Billiton on several mining projects, and was also lead partner advising the Gladstone Ports Corporation on the development of the AUD4 billion Wiggins Island Coal Terminal.
Nicholas Pappas' significant experience in advising corporate clients incorporates a notable and much-admired specialisation in mining matters. He acted as lead partner advising both Glencore and Xstrata on the proposed takeover by the former of the latter, a deal valued at USD90 billion.
David Perks is based in Perth and acts on all manner of energy and resources matters, with a particularly notable focus on those involving mining projects. His recent clients include BHP Billiton, CITIC Resources and Glencore.
Vishal Ahuja attracts very high praise for his work in the energy and resources sector, particularly in the utilities subsector. Clients praise him as an "incredibly talented lawyer with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the regulatory framework and the industry." He recently advised the APA Group on its bid to acquire all of the stapled securities in the energy infrastructure-focused Hastings Diversified Utilities Fund, a matter with a value of AUD1.8 billion.
Paul Lingard is identified by one client as "an outstanding adviser." He is active across the sector, and has recently been most prominent in the mining space. He has advised BHP Billiton on numerous matters for more than a decade, and recently represented the company in its acquisition of HWE Mining iron ore assets worth AUD705 million.
Nicola Wakefield Evans spent four years in the firm's Hong Kong office, where she acted as international managing partner. A resources and energy specialist with substantial experience of a wide range of corporate and financial work, she frequently advises PRC companies on their investments in the Australian resources space.
Beijing-based Jin Xiong is a specialist in cross-border mandates, with several years' experience of living and working in Australia. He is especially skilled in assisting Chinese clients with their investments in Australian resources projects and recently advised Guohua Energy Investment on its AUD88.6 million acquisition of a 75% share in the Woolnorth Wind Farm project.