Australia: Corrs appoints James Minchinton to Partner in Brisbane Energy & Resources Team
Last Updated: 13 March 2013

James is the third new Corrs partner appointed in the past few months and will be working alongside the firm's other leading Brisbane Energy & Resources practitioners which include John Kelly, Michael MacGinley and Bruce Adkins.

Having practiced in energy and resources law for the past decade, James has accumulated extensive experience in this important area of industry. He has acted for a number of Australian and international clients on many major resources projects including advising in the fields of project development, exploration activities, regulatory approvals, landowner issues, overlapping tenures, Land Court hearings, native title, cultural heritage, commodity sales and M&A transactions.

James has also undertaken a number of in-house legal secondments for major mining and petroleum companies throughout his career, and was previously a statistician and process engineer at the Boyne Island Aluminium Smelter.

The Corrs Energy & Resources team has risen to the very top of the Australian market in recent years, recognised in Chambers, Best Lawyers and Doyle's Guide as a leading practice with leading individuals. Over the past five years, the team has grown substantially and advises some of the biggest energy and resources companies in the world.

Corrs partner and CEO John W.H. Denton said, "James' appointment is one of a number of exciting new partner additions at Corrs this year and underpins the firm's growth ambitions".

"James is joining a great team who are widely recognised as trusted strategic advisers in each of the core areas of energy and natural resources. His strengths, particularly in the increasingly complex area of project development, complement those of our existing team and will enable us to provide additional services to our energy and resources clients. We are delighted to welcome James to Corrs."

James is also an active participant in the Queensland legal industry and is a member of the Queensland State Committee of the Australian Energy & Resources Law Association (AMPLA) and the Queensland Law Society Committee on Mining & Resources Law. He joined Corrs on 25 February 2013 from Clayton Utz.

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