Samantha Smart is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer with more than 17 years’ experience advising clients in relation to project development, mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and corporate governance. Samantha’s practice is primarily focused on the power, energy and resources sector, including oil and gas, hard rock mining, hydrogen, carbon capture and storage and renewables projects.
Samantha has significant experience advising on domestic and cross-border private M&A transactions, sale and purchase agreements, farm-in and joint venture documentation, state agreements, oil and gas supply agreements, royalty agreements, liquefied natural gas (LNG) offtake agreements, project development, power purchase agreements, commercial contracting, infrastructure access and sharing agreements and other resources-related documentation. She has also advised on several proposed hydrogen and carbon capture and underground storage projects in Australia.
Samantha also regularly provides advice to clients on a broad variety of corporate law issues and corporate governance risk mitigation, including directors' duties, continuous disclosure requirements, company secretarial matters and general regulatory compliance issues involving the Corporations Act 2001 (Cth) (Corporations Act) and the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) Listing Rules.
Samantha is a member of the WA Committee for the Energy & Resources Law Association (formerly AMPLA) and a recent member of the editorial board of the Australian Resources and Energy Law Journal. Samantha also regularly authors and contributes to industry publications and journals.
Corporate Advice and Transactions
Mergers and Acquisitions
Mining, Metals and Mineral Processing
Oil and Gas
Power Generation and Energy Transition