Bruce Adkins




Bruce has 25 years’ experience in mining, oil and gas, transport and infrastructure related transactions, and is one of Australia's leading energy and resources lawyers.

Bruce is best known for his expertise in mergers and acquisitions in the mining and oil and gas sectors, but his experience extends well beyond that. He has been involved in establishing new joint ventures (via farm-ins or sell-downs), the sale and purchase of interests in major mining, transport, energy and industrial assets, the development of new projects and the negotiation and documentation of high value procurement and supply contracts.

Bruce is also one of the leading rail infrastructure experts in Australia, and is co-chair of Corrs' India Country Focus Group. Bruce is a committee member for the Queensland Law Society Mining and Resources Committee and Queensland Branch Committee member of AMPLA Limited – the Resources and Energy Law Association.

Key deals

Mt Pleasant Coal Project

Advised MACH Energy in relation to the A$320 million acquisition of the Mt Pleasant Coal Project from Rio Tinto, the subsequent sell-down of a 5% interest to Japan Coal Development Co. Ltd and the development of the Mt Pleasant Coal Mine.

Wotonga South, Red Mountain and Burton sales

Advised Peabody Energy in relation to the sale of its 50% interest in the Red Mountain Infrastructure Joint Venture to BHP Billiton Mitsui Coal, the sale of the Burton coal mine to New Hope and Formosa and the sale of the Wotonga South coking coal deposit to Stanmore Coal.

AuRico Metals Inc

Advised Centerra Gold on the Australian aspects of its CA$310 million acquisition of TSX-listed AuRico Metals, and on the subsequent CA$75 million sale of AuRico Metals’ Australian royalty interests to Triple Flag Mining.

Isaac River acquisition

Advised Bowen Coking Coal Limited on its acquisition of the Isaac River coal exploration project from Aquila Resources.

Peaks gold mine sale

Advised Canadian gold miner New Gold on the CA$58 million sale of their Peaks mine to Aurelia.

Gruyere gold project

Part of the Corrs team which advised Gold Road on its A$350 million sale of a 50% interest in the Gruyere gold project to Gold Fields and the establishment of the new joint venture.