JWS Consulting is a division of Johnson Winter & Slattery providing commercial consulting services.
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.
The quality of our legal advice and service to clients is recognised through independent industry recognition and direct client feedback.
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JWS supports a number of community initiatives and not for profit organisations across Australia through pro bono legal work and charitable donations.
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.
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.
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.
Advised on issues arising on the revenue determination, including operating and capital expenditure allowances, depreciation, tariff structures and the rate of return on capital.
Advised on commercial, competition and access issues arising from the introduction of smart metering technology in Victoria.
Assisted on the national industry association representing Australia’s energy distribution networks with submissions to Government on statutory enforcement regimes.
Advised on competition and access issues in relation to logistics and transport companies and submissions to ESCOSA.
Advised on competition, access and administrative law issues relating to Queensland Rail’s proposed access undertaking and other access matters.
Advised on the regulatory proposal and preparation of submissions for the Australian Energy Regulator’s determination of allowed revenue for the electricity distribution network for 2016-2020.
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.