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Kyra Reznikov

Kyra Reznikov

Special Counsel

Kyra’s expertise is unrivalled in her field. As an environmental lawyer with qualifications and practical experience in both Chemical Engineering and Law, she has a potent combination of skills 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 petroleum, 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

  • South Australian Minerals and Energy Advisory Council – Councillor (note that this Council advises the Minister for Minerals and Energy)
  • Women in Resources South Australia Chair
  • Australian Grape & Wine Sustainability Advisory Committee
  • Australasian Land and Groundwater Association Adelaide Branch Committee
  • South Australian Wine Industry Association Environment Committee

More from Kyra Reznikov

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COVID-19: Resources and Renewable Energy Personnel Self-Quarantine Requirements

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20/02/2020

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21/01/2020

South Australian Minister for Energy and Mining, Dan von Holst Pellekaan, recently made the decision to…

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Offshore Clean Energy Development 2020: Proposed Regulatory Framework

10/01/2020

In exciting news to start the new decade, the Commonwealth Government has released for public comment…

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SA Supreme Court upholds planning approval of Palmer Wind Farm

25/11/2019

In a unanimous decision published in November 2019, the Full Court of the South Australian Supreme…

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11 Key Changes to South Australia’s Mining Act

14/11/2019

On 24 October 2019, the Statutes Amendment (Mineral Resources) Act 2019 (SA) received the Governor’s assent,…

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New Environment Protection Act for the Northern Territory

15/10/2019

The Environment Protection Act 2019 (NT) has now been granted assent. When it comes into effect,…

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03/10/2019

The draft new Planning and Design Code for rural areas in South Australia has been released…

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Launch of South Australia’s Hydrogen Action Plan

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The South Australian Government has now launched its Hydrogen Action Plan, which builds on the Hydrogen…

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2019 Changes to Australian Space Law will Assist Industry Participation

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On 31 August 2019, the Space (Launches and Returns) Act 2018 replaced the existing Space Activities…

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