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The Australian regime for third party access to essential facilities presents a range of complex challenges on the two central aspects of the issue, obtaining (or defending against) a right of access and pricing.
Our specialist third party access and economic regulation team has significant experience advising asset owners and access seekers (including major Australian corporations and public or private financial investors) and regulated entities subject to revenue or price controls.
We advise clients in a range of sectors including gas pipelines and networks, electricity networks, ports, railways, airports, grain export terminals, coal handling facilities, petroleum processing facilities, gas storage reservoirs and oil terminals on:
A number of our team members have qualifications in economics and understand the context for providing commercially focussed legal analysis of competition in markets dependent on infrastructure facilities, and of economic regulation of access terms and conditions.
Advising on the regulatory proposal and the
preparation of submissions and evidence
for the Economic Regulation Authority’s gas
price review for 2020–2024.
Advising on the AER’s 2018 rate of return
guideline review, as well as reviews by the AER in respect of productivity and the regulatory tax approach.
Advising on transition to regulation under the National Electricity Rules and on first regulatory proposal under the NER.
Advising on obligations under regulatory regime and compliance issues.
Advising on QCA review of Aurizon Network’s access undertaking proposal. Acted for the QCA in successfully defending judicial review proceedings commenced by Aurizon Network in the Supreme Court of Queensland in respect of the QCA’s draft decision. Advising the QCA in respect of the Queensland Rail 2020 access undertaking proposal.
Advising on the ERA’s review of Western Power’s 2017–2022 Access Arrangement.
Advising on outcomes of AER remitter process in respect of NSW electricity distribution determinations, application of AER 2018 rate of return guideline and other AER review outcomes.
Acting for ASIC in the bank bill swap rate litigation against the Big Four banks.
Anthony Groom, John Kench, Rohan Madders, Gordon Radford, Peter Rose, Roxanne Smith, Sar Katdare and Tom Jarvis are named as leading lawyers in Regulatory Practice.
Anthony Groom, John Kench, Rohan Madders, Gordon Radford, Peter Rose and Roxanne Smith are recognised as leading lawyers in Regulatory Practice.
Rohan Madders is named as a Melbourne 'Lawyer of the Year' in Regulatory Practice.
With significant regulatory change coming into effect the spotlight is staying firmly on
culture, ethics and regulatory compliance. An organisation’s social licence to operate
remains a priority...
Updated article: originally published as 'review of the regulatory and tax landscape for foreign investors.'
With the introduction of the new Regulator, we can expect an increased focus on compliance with water laws in NSW.