Amanda Seaton Partner

Meet Amanda

Amanda is an energy and infrastructure specialist with a particular focus on energy markets, energy networks, rail and ports.

She has extensive experience in energy, including electricity, gas, renewable energy and emissions trading. She has advised in Australia, the United Kingdom and elsewhere. Her clients have included government, producers, market participants, market operators and networks.

Amanda’s infrastructure practice extends to the energy, rail, port and water sectors. She advises on infrastructure development, operation, access and regulation. 

Amanda is recognised by her peers as a leading lawyer in Energy and Climate Change Law in Best Lawyers Australia 2019.

Experience

General

AEMO

advising on development of the Wallumbilla Gas Supply Hub and pro-forma capacity sub-contracting agreements.

AFMA

documenting changes to standard form trading instruments for environmental products and gas.

ATCO Australia

advising on offtake agreements and carbon cost pass through for a gas fired power station.

Asset management fund

advising on the proposed acquisition of Abbot Point Coal Terminal.

Ingenero

advising on agreements for the development of a solar PV plant at Wiepa.

Resources sector

advising on retail supply agreements for large energy users and related hedging arrangements.

Resources sector

advising on port and rail ownership, operation and access.

Tas Gas Retail

negotiating gas transportation agreements.

International

Amanda spent over a decade practising in the UK advising on energy and infrastructure, particularly rail, and is a former partner of CMS Cameron McKenna in London.

Recognition

Recommended in Energy Law
Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2018
Listed as a leading lawyer in Energy Law and Climate Change Law
Best Lawyers Australia, 2019

Career & qualifications

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Adelaide
  • Master of Laws, University of Melbourne

Memberships

  • Law Society of South Australia
  • AMPLA
  • Law Council of Australia

 

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East Coast Gas Market Reform Package

COAG Energy Council's Gas Market Reform Package adopts many of the recommendations for east coast gas market reform made by the AEMC and the ACCC earlier this year.

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East coast Australian gas market reviews

Are east coast gas markets fit for purpose? Are they competitive? A closer look at the case for change.

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Australia's carbon pricing mechanism

The Australian Government's Climate Change Plan will offer assistance for businesses including free allocation of permits to emissions-intensive, trade-exposed industries.

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News

External publications

Australian Chapter in Wind: Projects and Transactions (Globe Law and Business, 2014).