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Group Counsel, Major Projects & Commercial

Mahlab - Brisbane Grove, NSW

Source: uWorkin


APA is a leading Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) listed energy infrastructure business. We own and/or manage and operate a diverse, $22 billion portfolio of gas, electricity, solar and wind assets. Consistent with our purpose to strengthen communities through responsible energy, we deliver approximately half of the nation’s gas usage and connect Victoria with South Australia and New South Wales with Queensland through our investments in electricity transmission assets. We are also one of the largest owners and operators of renewable power generation assets in Australia, with wind and solar projects across the country.

The Group Counsel, Major Projects & Commercial leads the design and delivery of legal advice and services supporting APA Group’s Major Projects & Commercial divisions. The role leads a team of experienced lawyers, and reports to the General Counsel & Company Secretary.

The Group Counsel, Major Projects & Commercial will be responsible for:

  • The full suite of project documents required for any brownfield or greenfield major energy infrastructure project, such as development agreements, revenue and offtake agreements, agreements for the processing, transportation, sale, or storage of gas; operation and maintenance agreements, connection agreements; and related “upstream” project documents
  • Joint venture and bidding agreements, and other documentation for early-stage development projects, including for “hybrid” and new energy solutions
  • General and ancillary commercial contracts for all business units, such as recoverable works agreements
  • Regulatory matters
  • General legal advice and support for APA’s operating businesses as required from time to time

The Group Counsel, Major Projects & Commercial will be a senior lawyer with at least 10-15 years’ PQE experience in large scale energy infrastructure projects. Specific experience advising on the suite of project documents referred to above will be essential, coupled with an appreciation for construction law matters relevant to the delivery of major projects. The Group Counsel, Major Projects & Commercial will have experience advising participants on all sides of major projects and bring a broad transactional and advisory perspective to their role at APA Group. The Group Counsel, Major Projects & Commercial will be a trusted advisor to the executive and lead the design and delivery of APA Group projects at every stage of the project life cycle.

The Group Counsel will also be an accomplished leader and manager, with experience leading senior lawyers and supporting a diverse range of stakeholders.

This role is being handled exclusively by Mahlab. All direct and third-party applications will be forwarded to Mahlab.

For further information on this position please contact our exclusively retained consultants John Egerton and Nick Robertson.

Ref: 1008708

P: (02) 9241 1199

E: john.egerton@mahlab.com.au

E: nick.robertson@mahlab.com.au

Mahlab is Australia's leading independent legal search firm. We specialise in placing lawyers into corporations and private practice law firms throughout Australia and internationally.

For industry and salary advice, or to submit an enquiry, please visit our website www.mahlab.com.au or contact us in Sydney (02) 9241 1199 and Melbourne (03) 9629 2111.