Pacific Partnerships - Cross River Rail

Undertook initial environmental due diligence and approvals framework for Cross River Rail.

Department of Sustainability and Environment - Victorian Desalination Project

Lead environmental advisor on the Victorian Desalination Project, including ongoing advice on various approval issues.

John Holland - biodiversity regime

Corrs advised on biodiversity regime associated with removal of vegetation on significant road transport infrastructure project.

Bio-banking credits and biodiversity offsets

Acting on some of the biggest bio-banking credit transactions and biodiversity offsets, including a recent A$34 million purchase of credits to offset environmental impacts of a Roads and Maritime Services project.

Stockland - greenfield housing development

Advised Stockland on the environmental issues linked to a range of complex infrastructure agreements with the New South Wales State Government and local councils for the delivery of infrastructure to greenfield housing developments in the north west and south west growth areas of Sydney.

Transport for NSW – One Carrington Street

Acted for TfNSW on the voluntary planning agreement and project delivery agreement for the proposed redevelopment of One Carrington Street and upgrade to the Wynyard Station concourse.

BP Solar - environmental and planning advice

Provided environmental and planning advice for proposed solar power generation plant in western NSW.

Tilt – Highbury Pumped Hydro Energy Storage Project

Advised Tilt Renewables on project management, environmental and planning assessment and approvals in relation to their Pumped Hydro Energy Storage Project in Highbury, South Australia.

Woodend - Integrated Sustainable Energy

Advised on regulatory and approval matters for wind farm and solar energy projects, including planning and environmental approvals, land access, local government rates and the operation of the Victorian and Federal electricity industry licensing regime.

Twinza Oil

Advising Twinza Oil on the development of the Pasca A offshore gas project, including permitting and financing.

Newcrest Mining & Harmony Gold

Advising Newcrest Mining (one of the world’s largest gold miners) and Harmony Gold (South Africa's third-largest gold producer) on the development of the Wafi-Golpu Project, a proposed world class underground copper/gold mine. This is a project of national significance, employing the block cave mining technique, which has not previously been used in Papua New Guinea.

Kina Securities

Advising ASX/POMSoX-listed Kina Securities Limited in the acquisition of ANZ’s retail and commercial / SME banking business in Papua New Guinea. This was one of the largest M&A transactions in PNG in the last 12 months and is a transformative transaction for Kina, acquiring services approximately 85,000 retail and 6,000 Commercial and SME customers.

Paradise Company

Acted for Paradise Company Limited in the acquisition of Laga Industries Limited, a manufacturer of some of Papua New Guinea’s most popular snacks, ice cream, beverages and cooking oil. Paradise, which is majority-owned by Nambawan Super, one of the largest superannuation funds in Papua New Guinea, acquired Laga Industries from Steamships Trading Company Limited after a competitive bidding process.

Staples Inc

Acting on the ACCC clearance of Staples Inc.’s US$6.3 billion global acquisition of Office Depot, Inc (trading in Australia as OfficeMax). Involved a detailed five-month review in which the ACCC defined a market in which the merged firm’s market share exceeded 80%. Unconditional, phase one clearance for this highly contentious transaction was obtained. The transaction did not proceed after Staples failed in a bid to overturn an adverse US Federal Trade Commission decision.