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Energy & Resources


Palisade Corporate acts for Australian and international companies, many of them publicly listed, involved in resource exploration, development and production. We have an experienced and commercially focused team of lawyers with transaction experience in the mining, energy and oil and gas sectors. Our experience extends to projects located in Australia, South East Asia, Europe, North and South America and Africa. We provide our clients with a broad range of legal advice on issues arising from all aspects of resource exploration, development and production such as:

  • tenure, land access and native title;

  • preparation and negotiation of transaction documents including acquisition and sale agreements, joint venture agreements and farm-in agreements;

  • financing facilities;

  • sales and off-take agreements;

  • construction and service and consumable supply contracts; and

  • conducting Warden’s Court proceedings for disputes and proceedings in relation to the Mining Act and Mining Regulations.

  • Litigation
    Acted for an accounting practice in a dispute brought by a former unit-holder in the Supreme Court Western Australia. Acted for a cross respondent in large scale class action proceedings in the Federal Court in NSW relating to alleged misleading and deceptive IPO and capital raising. Acted for a tenement holder in negotiating a resolution to Supreme Court proceedings involving the construction of a Mineral Rights Deed in relation to high value gold exploration licences. Acted for ASX listed companies in curative relief applications under s 1322 of the Corporations Act 2001. Acted for both former directors and employees, and for companies (ASX listed and private) in relation to disputes under employment and executive services agreements, particularly in respect to restraint of trade provisions. Acted for both insolvency practitioners in recovering unfair preferences and uncommercial transactions, and creditors in resisting claims brought by liquidators for unfair preference payments. Acted for shareholders and directors of a deadlocked private company in oppression proceedings in the Supreme Court. Acted in debt recovery proceedings in the Magistrates (<$75,000), District (<$750,000) and Supreme Courts (>$750,000) for a range of public and private companies, and individuals. Acted in numerous cases where advice has been provided to both shareholders and ASX listed companies in relation to action taken under section 249D of the Corporations Act to remove and replace directors. Successfully negotiating a resolution to a dispute with an ASX listed gold exploration company on behalf of a shareholder in relation to shares and options due under a Term Sheet
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