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Jeremy Schultz

Jeremy Schultz


Jeremy heads up our Corporate, Energy and Health practice areas. He has a broad range of experience in disposals, mergers and acquisitions and also advises Australian and overseas companies on establishing and financing corporate vehicles and joint ventures, licensing requirements, Corporations Act requirements and ASX Listing Rules requirements.

With a clear business focus and strong community spirit, Jeremy gets real satisfaction from seeing his clients’ projects through their entire lifespan. By structuring projects appropriately and employing risk management strategies, he secures positive outcomes for his clients and the wider community.

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Jeremy’s expertise in Energy law has long been acknowledged through an abundance of awards and acknowledgements. Most recently, Jeremy has been received the following accolades

  • Best Lawyers Australia for his work in Health & Aged Care, Corporate, Energy and Mergers & Acquisitions – both 2018 and 2019
  • Doyles Reccomended SA Leading Commercial Lawyer – 2017 and 2018
  • The Official Global 100 2017 Energy Lawyer of the Year Australia
  • M&A Today Global Awards 2015 Australian Energy Lawyer of the Year

His experience in the energy sector is unrivalled. Jeremy was Managing Partner when Finlaysons provided advice on the $5 billion privatisation of South Australia’s electricity service. In recent years, Jeremy has focused primarily on the renewable energy sector and acted directly in the establishment of South Australia’s first private wind farm project. He has advised in more than a dozen wind farm developments since, including the Snowtown Wind Farm project, and has also advised geothermal plant developers on generation, transmission and distribution requirements.

Also working in the health sector, Jeremy provided advice on mergers, acquisitions and financing in the formation of Adelaide Community Healthcare Alliance Inc. and subsequent transactions relating to its hospital operations, including the co-located Flinders Private Hospital.

Jeremy is a practical thinker and his approach is underpinned by strong communication with clients, reassuring them that he respects and works to their timelines.


  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
  • Master of Laws (Environment)



  • Australian Institute of Company Directors Fellow
  • Australian Naval Infrastructure Pty Ltd (Non-Executive) Director
  • Australian Institute of Energy Board Member
  • Australian Institute of Energy (SA Branch) Committee Member
  • Chair of Saint Peter’s Girls’ School Board of Governors
  • Chair of the Les Favell Cricket Foundation
  • Clean Energy Council Founding Board Member
  • Co-Author of Thomson Reuters, Stamp Duties SA
  • Lisa Fahey Foundation Inc. Board Member
  • RUAG Australia Pty Ltd (Non-Executive) Director & Company Secretary

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