Jones Day (Melbourne)

Darren Murphy

Jones Day (Melbourne)
Lawyer (Partner)

Darren Murphy has acted on major M&A, projects, and transactions in Australia and the wider Asia Pacific region for more than two decades. He has particular experience in the oil and gas sector, across upstream, LNG, pipelines, supply and trading, refineries, and petrochemicals, as well as in mining, power, and renewables. Darren is involved in all stages of the energy and resources value chain including foreign investment regimes, title and tenure, project structuring, upstream issues and exploration, government agreements including production sharing contracts and other concessions, mergers, share and asset acquisitions, joint ventures, operating agreements, royalty interests, drilling and services, unitizations, farm-ins and farm-outs, pipelines, onshore and offshore facilities (platforms, FPSO, FSRU, vessels), LNG liquefaction and regas, sales and offtake, power purchase agreements and derivatives, energy transportation, marketing, facility access rights, construction, abandonment and decommissioning, regulatory and operational issues, and investor protection. Darren previously worked in-house for a NYSE-listed energy company in Kansas City in the United States. He is currently a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and co-chair of the Energy Committee of AmCham Singapore. He has received extensive recognition in legal directories with recommendations in Chambers Global, Chambers Asia-Pacific, and The Legal 500 across the areas of energy/projects and corporate/M&A.

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Prudence Smith, Matthew Bull, Adam Conway, Darren Murphy, Andrew Smith The Australian Federal Court orders the energy regulator to enforce a pecuniary penalty for breach of reporting obligations (Australian Energy Regulator / AGL Sales)


Energy retailers have a fresh impetus to abide by reporting obligations imposed by the Australian Energy Regulator ("AER") after the judgment in Australian Energy Regulator v AGL Sales Pty Limited [2020] FCA 1623. The court ordered by consent a $1.3 million penalty against AGL (one of (...)

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