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Jeremy Schultz

Jeremy Schultz

Partner

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 is acknowledged in the 2013 edition of Best Lawyers Australia.  His experience in the energy sector is unrivalled and he 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.

Qualifications

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

Expertise

Affiliations

  • Australian Institute of Company Directors Fellow
  • Deputy Chair, Law Council of Australia, Business Law Section - Corporations Committee
  • Clean Energy Council - Founding Board Member
  • Les Favell Cricket Foundation Trustee
  • Hudson Maher Foundation Inc. Chair
  • Lisa Fahey Foundation Inc. Board Member

More from Jeremy Schultz

Finlaysons advises Nexif Energy on the development of Lincoln Gap wind farm in South Australia

13/11/2017

Finlaysons, together with Herbert Smith Freehills, has advised Nexif Energy on the development of the $300…

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Industries

Energy

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National Energy Guarantee – what will it mean?

03/11/2017

The NEG The NEG was proposed to the Australian Government by the Energy Security Board (ESB)…

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Crowd-Sourced Funding extended to Proprietary Companies

28/09/2017

Background On 14 September 2017, the Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding for Proprietary Companies) Bill 2017 (the…

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Development approval exemption for State-sponsored battery storage in SA

27/06/2017

Battery storage facilities no longer require development approval in South Australia, provided that they are endorsed…

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Energy: Finkel – Clean Energy Target to be introduced and Renewable Energy Target not to be extended past 2020

09/06/2017

Dr Finkel’s final report, “Blueprint for the future: Independent Review into the Future Security of the…

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Energy Security Target – Securing South Australia’s Energy

16/05/2017

The South Australian Government has announced the Energy Security Target (EST) which aims to place downward…

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Corporate

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Environment

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Addressing the Energy Crisis in South Australia – Blackouts and Heatwaves

30/03/2017

SA is considered to be in an energy crisis following the state-wide power outage event that…

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Australia’s Crowd-Sourced Funding Bill Passes the Senate

22/03/2017

The Corporations Amendment (Crowd-sourced Funding) Bill 2016 passed the Senate on 20 March 2017, signalling the…

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South Australian Energy Market Changes 2017

14/03/2017

The South Australian Government released its energy plan today, with a view to instituting short, middle…

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Electricity Wholesale Market Monitoring to Increase

13/12/2016

Electricity Wholesale Market Monitoring to Increase. Wholesale Markets will be put under further scrutiny by the…

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New Market Participant – Market Ancillary Service Providers

08/12/2016

There will no longer be a requirement for Frequency Control Ancillary Service (FCAS) providers to be…

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Dangerous Goods – Risky Business

08/11/2016

The Dangerous Substances (Dangerous Goods Transport) Variation Regulations 2016, due to commence on 11 November 2016:…

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Health & Ageing

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