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Kyra Reznikov

Kyra Reznikov

Special Counsel

Kyra’s expertise is unrivalled in her field. She is the only environmental lawyer in South Australia with qualifications and practical experience in both Chemical Engineering and Law. It’s a potent combination and her clients quickly realise the benefits. Kyra has been named as a leading Planning and Environment lawyer in South Australia in Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession since 2010. Since 2014, she has been recognised in ‘Best Lawyers Australia’ for her expertise in planning and environmental law.  In April 2018, based on feedback from industry peers, she was named Lawyer of the Year – Planning & Environmental Law in SA by Best Lawyers Australia.

Kyra brings valuable industry insight and expertise to her role as head of our Environment, Climate Change and Planning practice area. Kyra’s combination of technical and legal expertise enables her to talk to clients, engineers, regulators and industry consultants in their own language. For Kyra, it’s almost like being bilingual – it’s an invaluable skill that makes it easier to resolve issues for everyone involved.

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Kyra has significant expertise in dealing with site contamination, environmental compliance and project approval issues and is a key advisor to the mining and petroleam, energy, property development and wine sectors. She also has particular expertise with wind energy developments.

Kyra brings a real-world perspective to both sides of an issue and works closely with her clients and with regulators to identify, negotiate and implement solutions that meet business objectives as well as regulatory requirements.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice

Expertise

Affiliations

  • The Institution of Engineers Australia Graduate Member
  • National Environmental Law Association of Australia Member
  • The Law Society of South Australia Member
  • SA Wine Industry Association Environment Committee Member
  • Women in Resources SA Committee Member
  • Australasian Land and Groundwater Association Adelaide Branch Committee Member
  • Clean Energy Council Wind Directorate Member

More from Kyra Reznikov

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04/05/2018

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National Energy Guarantee – further details announced

13/03/2018

In a Nutshell On 17 October 2017 the Federal Government announced its proposal to adopt a…

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Foreign Investors Required to Prove to FIRB that Agricultural Land was “Widely Marketed”

20/02/2018

In addition to the Government’s recent announcement that the purchase of electricity assets by foreigners will…

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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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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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Industries

Energy

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Property & Development

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Changes to Native Title Act following McGlade v Native Title Registrar

16/06/2017

The recent decision of the Full Court of the Federal Court in McGlade v Native Title…

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SA Mining Acts Review: First Response from Government

15/06/2017

Following the completion of the public submission phase of the Leading Practice Mining Acts Review in…

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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 – Changes to Native Vegetation Clearance Exemptions in SA

06/06/2017

On 1 July 2017, the current Native Vegetation Regulations will be revoked and replaced by new…

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Resources – Changes to Native Vegetation Clearance Exemptions in SA

02/06/2017

On 1 July 2017, the current Native Vegetation Regulations will be revoked and replaced by new…

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Review of Mining Act & Mining Regulations – State Discussion Paper

18/01/2017

The Discussion Paper on the review of the Mining Act and Mining Regulations is a valuable…

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Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission’s Tentative Findings

15/02/2016

In summary the Commission concludes that: the management, storage and disposal of both Australian low and…

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Wine

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