Robert De Boer
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Robert De Boer

Robert de Boer is a senior partner at Herbert Smith Freehills specialising in the mining, energy, infrastructure and natural resources industries. He is also on the executive committee of the Australia-Korea Business Council (since 2007) and was recently named by Best Lawyers International as a Best Lawyer in Australia 2015-2016 in the Energy Law and Project Finance and Development Practice categories.


Robert’s practice includes:

  • acting for vendors and purchasers in significant business acquisitions and disposals, including due diligence, structuring and documenting transactions
  • advising on and establishing joint ventures (incorporated and unincorporated) and strategic alliances
  • acting for sponsors in infrastructure projects and tenderers in government privatisations
  • acting for Governments in electricity industry restructurings
  • advising electricity market participants and other stakeholders on all aspects of the legal and regulatory frameworks for energy throughout Australia and South East Asia
  • advising clients on all aspects of general corporate practice, including reviewing and drafting contracts, corporate governance and other general contractual and statutory interpretation advice

Robert De Boer
Herbert Smith Freehills
Level 38 MLC Centre
Sydney NSW