Two new partners join JWS’ E&R team

By Tony Zhang|27 January 2020

Johnson Winter & Slattery has added to its corporate and resources practices by recruiting two new partners from Corrs Chambers Westgarth.

Bruce Adkins is one of Australia’s leading corporate and resources lawyers and has developed a reputation in mining sector transactions. Previously at CCW for more than 25 years, he developed a reputation in M&A and project development, including new resources and infrastructure joint ventures, sales and purchases of major mining, transport, energy and industrial assets, the development of new projects and high-value procurement and supply contracts.

Stuart Clague also comes from CCW after 14 years’ worth of experience in the resources sector. He started in E&R as a senior associate and then worked as a special counsel advising on a range of transactions, including M&A, joint ventures, transport and infrastructure arrangements and commodity sales arrangements. Mr Clague also has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating long-term high-value rail haulage and track access arrangements. He has advised Aurizon on a number of significant rail infrastructure projects.

Both Mr Adkins and Mr Clague are based in Johnson Winter & Slattery’s Brisbane office.


JWS managing partner Peter Slattery said these two appointments will strengthen the firm’s corporate and resources practices nationally as well as further develop the firm’s Brisbane office.

Our energy and resources practice is one of the largest and most widely experienced in Australia,” Mr Slattery said.

“Bruce and Stuart’s experience in the coal and energy sectors will broaden the range of capabilities within the team and better position us to assist clients investing in resources projects, whether that be by way of M&A activity or greenfield developments.”

Two new partners join JWS’ E&R team
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