Jordan Phillips

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Brisbane, Australia
    Local Time: Monday 10:30

Practice Expertise

  • Corporate
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

Areas of Practice

  • Corporate
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

WSG Practice Industries


With over 15 years' experience advising resources clients on a range of commercial transactions, I give commercial advice and assist clients in developing and negotiating transactions and navigating regulatory frameworks. I act exclusively in the energy and resources sector, with a focus on M&A, joint venture matters and other complex transactions.
My longstanding clients include global mining companies, international joint venture participants and government owned corporations. I have a particular focus on Australian projects and transactions, and have transaction experience across Asia, the Middle-East and the UK.


  • Highly recommended, Legal500 Natural Resources (Transactions and Regulatory) 2020: ‘Jordan Phillips is one of the most knowledgeable mining and M&A lawyers.
  • Recognised Best Lawyers, Mergers & Acquisitions, 2022
  • Lead Partner, Infrastructure and Projects Deal of the year 2021, Australasian Law Awards, Anglo American Moranbah North-Grosvenor Mining Complex Transaction.



Areas of Practice

  • Corporate
  • Mergers and Acquisitions

Professional Career

Professional Associations
  • Member, Queensland Law Society
  • Member, Australian Mining and Petroleum Lawyers' Association


  • MEROLA 2020 structural changes to Queensland energy and resources law

    The MEROLA 2020 bill proposes significant structural changes to the operation of energy and resources legislation in Queensland.


  • Changes to Australia's modern slavery regime under a new Australian Labor Party government

    The election of an Australian Labor Party government could see several regulatory changes introduced to strengthen Australia's modern slavery regime.

  • Force majeure and the resources industry - managing the impact of COVID-19
    The ripple effects of COVID-19 will continue to be felt in the Australian resources industry as contracting parties make ongoing commercial and operational decisions in uncertain and evolving circumstances. This article gives resources operators a framework within which to consider these issues and strategies to protect their interests.
  • Modern Slavery Act – Modern Slavery Amendment Bill 2021 (NSW)

    New South Wales' proposed Modern Slavery Amendment Bill aims to seek greater harmonisation with the Commonwealth's Modern Slavery Act.

  • Modern slavery | a shift away from box-checking to real impacts for business

    Businesses need to review their responsible procurement framework and approach to modern slavery reporting to avoid a potential fracture of their supply chains, and to maintain stakeholder confidence.

  • Private equity in the energy & resources sector: reflections

    Private equity investment is likely to grow in the resources sector, and a nuanced approach is needed by vendors, purchasers and other stakeholders (and their advisers) to address the unique issues arising with this category of investor.

  • Modern Slavery Reporting – Year in Review

    Entities that have submitted their first modern slavery statement should now be considering what to address in their second.

  • Modern slavery reporting deadline approaching

    The reporting deadline for many entities to submit their mandatory Modern Slavery Statement is fast approaching on 31 March 2021.

  • NSW worker-protection guideline: Regulating mining in an age of automation

    The New South Wales Resources Regulator has introduced an autonomous mobile mining plant guideline to assist mine operators to manage risks associated with the technology. Here, we analyse the NSW guideline and compare it to the approach taken in WA. We also discuss a recent Fair Work Commission decision, which provides important learnings for companies that are considering implementing autonomous mining.

  • Modern slavery package
    Recent modern slavery reporting requirements point to the emerging need for ESG compliance. Our package helps you meet this need.
  • Anglo American achieves four mine disposals

    MinterEllison have acted for Anglo American to advise on the divestment of all of its Australian coal mining assets.


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