Tony J.Wassaf

Of Counsel

Sydney + 61.2.8272.0527

Tony Wassaf is a corporate and commercial lawyer with more than 30 years' experience in the energy and natural resources sector. He is rated as one of the world's best energy and natural resource lawyers by Chambers Global, Best Lawyers, and Doyles Guide. Tony has built an international reputation for his commercial focus, his ability to quickly identify issues and find solutions, and his strength in contract drafting.

He has been involved in many major Australian mining, pipeline, and energy projects in various roles over the years. He advises on legislative and policy issues; drafts and negotiates commercial agreements, joint ventures, business acquisitions, and disposals; and advises on capital raisings, project financing, foreign investment laws, and native title issues.

Tony was a director of AMPLA Limited, the Resources and Energy Law Association, for 10 years and was the AMPLA president from 2008 to 2009. He is also a member of the Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law of the International Bar Association and is a member of the mining committee of the energy section.


Lennox International sells refrigeration businesses in Australia, New Zealand, and Asia to Beijer Ref AB
Jones Day advised Lennox International Inc. in the sale of its refrigeration businesses in Australia, New Zealand, and Asia to Beijer Ref AB.

Coronado Coal acquires Curragh coal mine in central Queensland, Australia, from Wesfarmers Limited for A$700 million (US$539 million)
Jones Day advised Coronado Coal LLC in the acquisition of the Curragh coal mine in central Queensland, Australia, from Wesfarmers Limited for A$700 million (US$530 million).

Highlands Pacific Limited defeats Board spill motions
Jones Day advised Highlands Pacific Limited (HIG) on a Board spill requisition and subsequent special meeting of shareholders where the Board spill motions were defeated.

Highlands seeks counsel regarding dispute under Frieda River joint venture with PanAust
Jones Day is acting for Highlands Pacific on the feasibility study dispute under the Frieda River joint venture agreement with PanAust Ltd.

Silver Standard Resources sells all shares in Berenguela mining project to Valor Resources
Jones Day is acting as Australian counsel for Silver Standard Resources Inc in the sale of 100% of its share capital of Sominbesa (Peru) and Fossores Ltd. (Grand Cayman), to Valor Resources Limited.

Bloomfield Collieries acquires open cut coal mine assets from Glencore Coal and Integra coal joint venturers
Jones Day represented Bloomfield Collieries Pty Ltd. in the acquisition of the Integra open cut coal mine assets from Glencore Coal and the Integra coal joint venturers, including Vale.

Resource Generation Ltd. seeks advice on coal mining project in South Africa
Jones Day advised Resource Generation Limited in connection with its coal mining project in South Africa.

Australian Coalbed seeks advice on its coal seam gas joint venture with Santos
Jones Day is advising Australian Coalbed Methane Pty Limited on its sale and joint venture arrangements with Santos, including disputes arising from those arrangements.

JBIC conducts comprehensive review of Australian laws applicable to financings
On behalf of the Japan Bank for International Cooperation, Jones Day conducted a comprehensive review of Australian laws and regulations applicable to JBIC financings for Australian projects.

SunPower purchases shares of Diamond Energy
Jones Day advised SunPower Corporation on the purchase of shares of Diamond Energy Pty Ltd from Lend Lease Ventures Pty Ltd and Potentate Investments Pty Ltd and D Kamp.

Delta Electricity seeks advice on price review dispute under coal supply agreement
Jones Day represented Delta Electricity in a matter involving an expert determination of a price review dispute under a coal supply agreement.

NS Resources Australia acquires minority interest in Codrilla Deposit
Jones Day represented NS Resources Australia Pty Ltd in its acquisition of a minority interest in the Codrilla Deposit from Macarthur Coal Limited and CITIC Resources Holdings Limited.

Argent Minerals Limited sells Bullant Gold Project to US Nickel Limited
Jones Day represents Argent Minerals Limited in the sale of the Bullant Gold Project to US Nickel Limited in return for the issuance of 44 million fully paid US Nickel ordinary shares and consenting to the cancellation of 19.5 million Argent shares held by US Nickel.

Additional Publications

  • March 2018The Climate Report - Winter 2018
  • November 2017The Climate Report - Fall 2017
  • September 2017New South Wales Introduces Coal Mine Subsidence Compensation Scheme
  • August 2017The Climate Report - Summer 2017
  • May 2017The Climate Report - Spring 2017
  • February 2017Queensland Government Clarifies Liability of "Related Persons" for a Company's Environmental Cleanup Bill
  • Winter 2017The Climate Report
  • Fall 2016The Climate Report
  • Summer 2016The Climate Report
  • Spring 2016The Climate Report
  • April 2016Queensland Parliament Passes Environmental Chain of Responsibility Legislation: Investors Off the Hook but Directors Remain Accountable
  • March 2016Chain of Responsibility Reforms Set to Overhaul Liability for Environmental Clean-Ups in Queensland
  • February 2016Australian Energy Law Update—In Brief
  • February 2016The Climate Report, Winter 2016
  • Fall 2015The Climate Report, Fall 2015
  • Summer 2015The Climate Report Summer 2015
  • June 2015Major Asset Privatisations Commencing in Australia's Energy and Infrastructure Sectors
  • Spring 2015Climate Report Spring 2015
  • Winter 2015The Climate Report
  • Summer 2014The Climate Report
  • December 2013Australian Court Issues Freezing Order in Aid of Foreign Proceedings—What's Good for the Goose Will Be Good for the Gander
  • Fall 2013The Climate Report
  • June 2012Australian Resources Law Update
  • Winter 2012The Climate Report
  • November 2011Australia's New Resources Tax Regime
  • October 2011Australia's Carbon Pricing Scheme
  • October 2011The Australian PPSA Is Coming Soon—Things You Need To Do
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