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We are engaged by major Australian and international corporations as legal counsel on their business activities, disputes and most challenging matters.
Established in 1993 by Tony Johnson, Nigel Winter and Peter Slattery as a boutique corporate firm, JWS grew rapidly to become a leading independent Australian firm.
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James is a leading energy and resources lawyer, with experience in advising on corporate and commercial matters for ASX listed companies and private companies.
He also has extensive experience with non-energy related corporate dealings, including the preparation and negotiation of a broad range of commercial documents and involvement in public securities offerings.
James is ranked as a leading Energy and Natural Resources lawyer by Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2018. He is also recognised as a leading lawyer in Mining, Natural Resources and Oil & Gas Law by Best Lawyers Australia since 2014.
Advising on its acquisition of a 65% interest in the BMG joint venture from Beach Energy and Roc Oil, and acting in connection with the proposed divestment of its Tunisian petroleum interests.
Acting in connection with a farmout transaction with New Standard Energy, and advising on and documenting the acquisition of petroleum interests in South Australia, Queensland and the United States.
Acting in connection with the restructure of its Central Asian petroleum interests, and advising on and documenting the acquisition of petroleum interests in the Kyrgyz Republic, together with the joint venture arrangements necessary to give effect to that acquisition.
Advising on and documenting an agreement with the South Australian Government under which a scheme was established for the issue of retention licences in place of various Cooper Basin exploration licences.
Acting in relation to its Port Bonython diesel tank terminal development project.A
Acting in relation to the revision of Papua New Guinea’s onshore and offshore mining legislation, which revision also involved a comprehensive review of, and drafting of amendments to, the PNG Petroleum Act for the purpose of ensuring consistency of approach to the regulation of petroleum and mining in PNG.
Acting in connection with the sale of its fuel business to Caltex Australia Petroleum.
Acting in connection with the off-market takeover offers by Drillsearch Energy and Magnum Hunter Resources.
Off-market takeover by Senex Energy Ltd
Acting in connection with its on-market takeover offer by Beach Energy.
Recommended in Natural Resources Law
Ranked as a leading Energy, Resources & Infrastructure lawyer
Listed as a leading lawyer in Mining Law
James Marshall ‘is very practical and understands how we think,’ enthused one client.
Listed as a leading lawyer in Energy Law
Listed as a leading lawyer in Natural Resources Law
Listed as a leading lawyer in Oil & Gas Law
Named “Adelaide Lawyer of the Year” (as judged by his peers) for Oil & Gas Law