Located in the capital of resource-rich Western Australia, K&L Gates’ Perth office supports local and national clients as well as a growing number of international clients looking to capitalize on the energy and resources sector. Our Perth lawyers work closely with colleagues from our other Australian offices to provide a full range of commercial legal services.
Our Perth team draws on a diverse range of skill sets that enable companies in the mining, energy and resources sector to transition from start-up to thriving, often global, businesses. Whether it be accessing capital, structuring a business or protecting a client’s intellectual property, our Perth team can provide experienced lawyers to advise clients.
Our lawyers offer a full range of commercial legal services across financial services, insolvency and litigation and dispute resolution to corporate and transactional, intellectual property, real estate, and labor and employment.
Located in the same time zone as 60% of the world’s population, Perth is ideally placed to support the extraordinary levels of inbound investment into the mining, energy and resources sector in Australia. Our expertise spans the full gamut of activity in this sector from domestic mergers to international acquisitions. Our international experience is significant and encompasses interactions with African, Canadian, Asian and South American resources interests, including exploration and production companies, joint venture partners, investors and banks. Domestically, we have significant experience in port, rail and facilities infrastructure development and operation. Our experience spans many segments of the energy, infrastructure and resources sector.
Our infrastructure work integrates legal services across multiple areas of law. Our lawyers act for various project consortia, sponsors, lenders, participants and government bodies on a range of projects (including public private partnership projects) in industries including transport (road and rail), social infrastructure (hospitals, schools and prisons), ports, harbors and airports, energy and resources, electricity, water, telecommunications, building construction and property.
Our extensive litigation experience is headlined by the defense of an international client in one of Western Australia’s largest litigation matters. We have a strong track record of acquisitions in the technology space including for leading Internet service providers, and our restructuring and insolvency experience includes acting for the liquidators in a billion dollar winding-up of a number of agricultural managed investment schemes.
Our labor, employment and workplace safety expertise has received wide recognition as one of the market’s leading practices and routinely provides strategic employment advice, advice in relation to the management of industrial disputes and occupational health and safety advice including responding to regulators and preparing for coronial inquests.