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Jeremy Griffin

Jeremy Griffin

Senior Associate (Australia)

Jeremy is an energy, resources and infrastructure lawyer. 

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Experience

Jeremy works with a broad range of clients on market leading single and multi-jurisdictional mergers, acquisitions and disposals, joint venture structuring, project development and related financing arrangements in the renewables, oil, gas, power and mining sectors.

Jeremy has experience in assisting clients with their transactions and projects across Africa, Europe, South America, Asia and the Middle East.

A selection of Jeremy's experience includes advising:

  • ENGIE and EDPR on their joint-venture in fixed and floating offshore wind. The new entity (Ocean Winds) is positioned to become a global top-5 player in the field, bringing together the industrial expertise and development capacity of ENGIE and EDPR
  • Mitsubishi Corporation on its US$600 million acquisition of a 21.9% equity interest in Anglo American Quellaveco S.A., which owns the US$5.3 billion Quellaveco copper project in Peru
  • Hastings Funds Management-led consortium on its acquisition of the TransGrid electricity transmission network for around AUD10 billion
  • Marathon Oil on its disposal of oil and gas assets in Kurdistan
  • Yancoal on its US$2 billion acquisition of Rio Tinto’s New South Wales coal assets being the Hunter Valley, Mount Thorley and Warkworth mines
  • a consortium led by Brookfield Infrastructure Partners on its AUD$ 9 billion acquisition of Asciano Limited, one of Australia's largest logistics firms
  • subsidiaries of Kinross Gold Corporation on various matters relating to their gold mining operations in Ghana and Mauritania
  • Sumitomo Corporation on its acquisition of, and ongoing interests in, the Ambatovy nickel and cobalt mine project in Madagascar (including various restructurings)
  • Wesfarmers Limited on its disposal of the Curragh mine to the Coronado Coal Group for A$700 million
  • Adani in relation to the proposed development of the Carmichael Coal Mine, including on the development, operation and ownership of its proposed railway line, including advice in relation to proposed joint venture arrangements, the structuring of the transaction and on operations
  • Australian Commonwealth Department of Finance on the proposed privatisation of Australian Rail Track Corporation (ARTC) and conducting a market testing process for the delivery of Inland Rail through ARTC
  • various international and domestic stakeholders on their M&A activities, operations and project development, across a broad range of industry sectors across Africa, Europe, as well as elsewhere globally.

 

Background

Jeremy is admitted as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of Queensland (Australia) and the High Court of Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the University of Queensland.

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