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Jared Peut

Senior Associate
Senior Associate
Australia Melbourne

Jared advises clients on strategic competition law and economic regulation issues, particularly in the infrastructure, energy and mining sectors.

Jared’s practice spans all aspects of competition/antitrust law, with particular expertise advising on merger clearances, joint venture arrangements and ACCC investigations. Jared has advised clients on the competition law elements of a number of Australia’s largest and most complex transactions; regularly advises leading energy and resources clients on major projects; and assists clients with responding to ACCC and AER investigations and proceedings (including civil and criminal cartel matters). 

Jared also has extensive experience advising on infrastructure, electricity, and gas regulation issues, including in relation to the energy transition. Jared has deep experience advising both access seekers and asset operators on negotiated access, revenue resets and regulatory enforcement proceedings, including under a range of National and State-based regulatory frameworks.

Background

Jared holds a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Queensland, and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance from Macquarie University.

Experience & expertise

Selected matters

  • Newcrest’s recommended A$26 billion merger with NYSE-listed Newmont, the third largest public company M&A transaction in Australian corporate history.
  • Santos on its A$21 billion proposed merger with Oil Search. This deal was awarded M&A Deal of the Year at the 2022 Australasian Law Awards.
  • Santos on its defence of AER enforcement proceedings under the National Gas Rules.
  • BHP on various acquisitions and divestments.
  • South32 on its $2.5bn sale of Illawarra Metallurgical Coal.
  • Port of Melbourne on compliance with its bespoke regulatory framework.
  • Queensland Resources Council on the re-declaration review of the Aurizon Network.
  • IFM Investors on the ACCC v NSW Ports enforcement proceedings.