Resonant Advisory

International experience, Asia-Pacific focus Resonant Advisory is a boutique law firm specialising in the energy and resources sectors

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What we do

The Resonant Advisory team specialise in advising governments and private clients on all aspects of energy and resources projects.
We are currently advising the government of a petroleum producing country in a strategic regulatory reform project.

We have extensive experience in drafting, negotiating and reviewing...

Concession and Project Development Agreements for public private partnerships

Power Purchase Agreements

Mine Development Agreements

Incorporated and Unincorporated Joint Ventures

Project Acquisition Agreements

Risk Management Frameworks

Legal frameworks for mitigation of environmental and social issues arising from energy and resources projects

Financing arrangements

Our practice also includes legal structuring of major energy, resources and infrastructure projects, corporate advisory work and drafting of legislation for government clients.

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Our experience

Our team has multidisciplinary experience across energy and resources and corporate law, project planning and development, capacity development, governance and financing.

Hydropower sector


Paul Cargill and Jane Furniss have advised the Government of Lao PDR on legal aspects of hydropower projects since the 1990s, starting with the US$1.4 billion Nam Theun 2 Hydropower Project.

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Thermal power sector


Resonant Advisory has advised the Government of Lao PDR in respect of the development of two thermal power stations, in 2017 and 2019.

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Energy and infrastructure projects


Paul Cargill advised Australia’s second largest electricity distributor and retailer on all aspects of its business for an eight-year period. Jane Furniss also advised that client in the early part of her career.

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Resources sector


Paul Cargill advised the Government of Papua New Guinea through the Attorney General and the State Solicitor in the strategic requirements for restructuring of that country’s equity interests in oil and gas and mining projects into Petromin and then, subsequently, into the Kumul companies.

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Why Resonant?

As lawyers with over 70 years of experience between us, we understand the need to give clear and sound advice.

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Where we work

Our lawyers have worked extensively in Australia, Lao PDR, China and Papua New Guinea. Our Resonant law practice now focuses on the Asia-Pacific region.

Our work experience in other sectors is truly international – between us we have worked in Asia, Africa, Europe, US and Latin America.

We have strong cross-cultural understanding and commitment to understanding our clients and their needs, wherever they are based.

We have particular expertise helping governments and private clients achieve their legal and business objectives in the energy and resources sector.

Our Team

Resonant Advisory is an Australian law firm with international experience in the energy and resources sector. The focus of our work is in the Asia-Pacific region.

Paul Cargill


For much of his 40+ year career, Paul has been a leading international lawyer advising governments and corporations on the development, legal structuring and operation of large-scale power plants and oil and gas and mining projects. He has also represented international banks lending to these types of projects.

Jane Furniss


Jane Furniss is an Australian qualified lawyer with over 20 years’ experience in legal and commercial aspects of large energy, resources and infrastructure projects and in senior management, business and governance roles.