Chris Settle

Associate, Melbourne

Biography

Overview

Chris advises on the development of major infrastructure and energy projects, with particular focus in the renewables and rail sectors.

Chris has over 10 year experience and advises on the development of major infrastructure and energy projects, with particular focus in the renewables, power and transport sectors. Chris has acted for independent power producers, sponsors and financiers in relation to the development of energy storage, wind, solar and ammonia/urea projects in Asia and Australia.

Bars and Courts
Supreme Court of Australia
High Court of Australia
Education
Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
University of Melbourne
Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental), (Hons)
University of Melbourne
Languages
English

Experience

Representative experience includes:

Infrastructure

  • Advising the Victorian Government on the Suburban Rail Loop Project.
  • Advising Downer EDI Rail on the AUD4.6 billion Queensland Train Manufacturing Program.
  • Advising Perdaman on the development of the AUD6.2 billon Burrup Urea Plant.
  • Advising the Victorian Government in relation to the AUD11 billion Metro Tunnel Project in Victoria, Australia.
  • Advising an equity investor in relation to the development of the Sydney Light Rail project.

Renewables

  • Advising a project company in relation to the development and restructuring of the delivery of the Lincoln Gap Wind Farm.
  • Acting for Cubico Sustainable Investments on the acquisition of Wambo Wind Farm.
  • Acting for Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners on the acquisition of interests in various Japanese wind projects.
  • Advising AMP Energy in relation to the acquisition and development of the Molong Solar Farm and Hillston Solar Farm.
  • Acting for RWE on the potential acquisition of an Australian Wind Farm.
  • Advising Neoen in relation to various offtake agreements with CleanCo.
  • Advising Tag Energy in relation to the Snowy Hydro offtake agreement for the Golden Plains Wind Farm.
  • Advising Tilt Renewables in relation to various power purchase agreements for the Dundonnell Wind Farm in Victoria, Australia.
  • Advising Tilt Renewables in relation to the Newcrest power purchase agreements for the Rye Park Wind Farm in New South Wales, Australia.
  • Advising a project company in relation to the development of the Rollingstone Solar Farm in Queensland
  • Advising Canadian Solar on the development of the Carwarp Solar Farm in Victoria (including negotiation of all project delivery documents) and the long term support agreement with the State of Victoria.
  • Advising Neoen in relation to the development of the Numurkah Solar Farm in Victoria.
  • Advising a project company in relation to the development of the 240 MW Ararat Wind Farm in Victoria, Australia.
  • Advising a project company in relation to the development of the Willogoleche Wind Farm in South Australia.