Gordon Radford Partner

Meet Gordon

Gordon is a general commercial lawyer with over 25 years’ experience in energy and resources law.

He has been involved in all aspects of the energy and resources industry including oil and gas exploration, farm-ins and farm-outs, joint operating agreements, royalty arrangements, wholesale and retail gas sales, cogeneration projects, power station development, pipeline construction, NGV projects, wind farm projects, electricity connection agreements, access arrangements for transmission pipelines, solar power projects and acquisitions of shares and assets, including transmission pipelines.

Gordon has significant experience with natural gas distribution in Australia including access arrangements for natural gas distribution networks, gas haulage agreements, pipeline construction and development, and infrastructure operating and management agreements.

He has provided advice on all aspects of natural gas market regulation in Australia, including the National Gas Law, the Short Term Trading Market Rules and the National Energy Customer Framework.

Experience

Regulated Access Arrangements

Envestra

Advising on South Australian, Victorian and Queensland Access Arrangements, and on national gas rules and regulation, including establishment of the National Energy Customer Framework.

Acquisitions

Envestra

Acting in relation to Envestra's successful $108.6 million acquisition of the Country Energy gas network

Energy Infrastructure

Australia Pacific LNG

Advising on the Talinga Pipeline Compression and Interconnect Facility, Wandoan Interconnect Facility and Spring Gully Pipeline and Interconnect Facility.

Recognition

Listed as a leading lawyer in Regulatory Practice
Best Lawyers Australia, 2014 - 2020

Career & qualifications

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours), University of Adelaide
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, South Australian Institute of Technology

Memberships

  • Banking Law Association
  • Law Society of Hong Kong
  • Law Society of South Australia
  • Law Society of England and Wales

International experience

  • International experience as a Hong Kong solicitor

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Gas Security Amendment Bill

The Queensland State Government has recently introduced the State Gas Security Amendment Bill. The legislation has a number of objectives which...

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