Louise helps clients navigate environmental, land access, native title and cultural heritage matters relating to the development and operation of energy, mining and infrastructure projects and provides specialist transactional advice on environmental and social issues in M&A, financing, real estate and securities matters. Her experience extends within Australia, the United States, Asia and Latin America and across the mining, energy, renewables, oil and gas, chemical, steel, pharmaceutical, health care, property redevelopment, telecommunications and retail sectors.
Having worked across a number of sectors and jurisdictions, Louise brings a deep understanding of industry and policy trends concerning environmental and social matters that enables her to deliver practical and commercial advice and representation to the firm’s clients.
Louise’s experience includes:
- counselling buyers on the implications of environmental, native title and cultural heritage statutes and climate change regulation for target companies
- counselling a global materials solutions company on strategy and approvals for sand mine closure, including matters relating to rehabilitation, surrender of mining tenements, land access and native title compensation
- counselling an energy and infrastructure company on strategy with respect to development of thermal coal mine and associated infrastructure, including advice on indigenous engagement and land tenure matters
- drafting, reviewing and negotiating environmental provisions in lending agreements for institutional clients and advising institutional clients on borrower compliance with environmental and social requirements, frameworks and standards
- advising and acting for corporations and underwriters on environmental and climate change disclosure matters and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission reporting requirements of IPOs, debt and equity offerings and mandatory periodic filings of public companies
Louise is qualified as a New York Attorney and is admitted to practice in New South Wales and Queensland, Australia. Louise was previously an associate at the New York office of a leading international law firm where she focused on environmental aspects of mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings and financing. Louise holds a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) (Queensland University of Technology) and Bachelor of Arts (Honours)(University of Queensland).