Active in India for nearly 20 years, Clayton Utz is a recognised specialist in structuring inbound Indian investments into Australia, particularly in the energy and resources sector. Practice heads Stuart MacGregor and Graham Taylor both specialise in energy matters and are known for their corporate expertise, indeed Taylor is the managing partner of the firmwide corporate department. The team also includes energy, resources and access expert Mark Geritz and environment and planning specialist Karen Trainor.
The team provides cradle-to-grave assistance on large-scale resources projects for Indian investors, comprising assistance in understanding and obtaining Foreign Investment Review Board approvals; Australian Securities and Investments Commission and Australian Securities Exchange compliance; infrastructure and construction contracts; and assisting with environmental approvals and climate change considerations.
The past year has seen Clayton Utz act for Adani Corporation on all aspects of the $21 billion development of the Carmichael Coal Mine and Rail Development and Abbot Point Port Expansion project in Australia’s Galilee Basin, Queensland; International Coal Ventures Private Limited in relation to its potential acquisition of the Grosvenor West Project; and Jindal Steel and Power in its bid for Rockland Richfield, a coal and coke producer in Australia.