Jones Day adds energy transactions partner Adam Conway to Perth Office

The global law firm Jones Day announces that Adam Conway has joined the Firm in Perth as a partner in its Energy Practice.

Mr. Conway, who will lead Jones Day's energy and resources transactional work in Perth, has more than 20 years' experience working with the largest energy and resources companies throughout Australia and the Asia-Pacific region. His clients represent a range of sectors including mining as well as upstream and downstream energy. He has extensive client experience pertaining to major project development and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Conway is recognized as a leading lawyer in the areas of energy, natural resources, and mining.

"Adam is an outstanding addition to our global energy team and is the ideal person to lead the energy and resources side of the practice as we continue to grow in Perth," said Simon Bellas, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Perth Office. "Given the outlook for increased project and transactional activity in the energy and resources sectors, it is an opportune time to build our energy and resources transactional capabilities. Adam will drive those efforts for us, and I look forward to his contributions."

Mr. Conway has advised clients on major projects (in the mining and oil and gas sectors) in respect of structuring, joint operating agreements, and joint venture issues as well as energy supply, commercial agreements, off-take arrangements, and field development. In the energy supply area, he has advised on the whole range of downstream energy issues from gas sales, gas transportation, gas storage, gas swaps, interconnects, spot transactions, PPAs, and renewable energy (including wind farms).

"The oil, natural gas, and mining sectors continue to drive economic activity and growth in Western Australia," said Jeff Schlegel, who leads Jones Day's Energy Practice. "Adam's experience in those areas will be of great benefit to our clients who are embarking on significant capital projects and their related transactions. He will be a great addition to our global energy team."

Mr. Conway advises on all aspects of mining projects including tenure, exploration, logistics, joint venture issues, farm-ins, tolling arrangements, asset acquisition and divestment, off-take agreements, contract disputes, and energy supply. He provides client support across the whole value chain in respect of mining projects—obtaining initial tenure, mine development and energy procurement, selling product, asset divestment, and ultimately mine closure. His recent work has involved assisting on a range of commodities including gold, iron ore, nickel, spodumene (precursor to lithium), mineral sands, vanadium, uranium, rare earths, and iron oxide copper gold.

"Our Perth Office has one of the leading energy and resources disputes practices in the region," said Chris Ahern, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day in Australia and Japan. "The addition of Adam to our transactional capabilities sends a very clear message to the market that Jones Day remains committed to the region and to providing access to top-tier representation for our energy clients no matter what their specific needs."

Jones Day expanded to Australia in 1998 with its first office in Sydney and began practicing local law in 2006. The Firm opened offices in Perth in 2014, Brisbane in 2016, and Melbourne in January of this year. There are now more than 85 Jones Day lawyers practicing Australian law and providing a wide range of services for clients: advising on litigation, mergers and acquisitions, energy, projects, intellectual property, labor and employment, cybersecurity, and restructuring matters.

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 43 offices across five continents. The Firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.

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