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Sam Jennings

Special Counsel

Commercially minded, outcome focussed and highly skilled, Sam Jennings is not your average lawyer.
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Sam is a corporate and commercial lawyer with a unique and highly sought-after skill set. With extensive banking and finance, energy and corporate/commercial experience, he is uniquely placed to add value to your business or project.

He has a strong grounding in the banking and finance sector, having spent the first 10 years of his career working on front-end (syndicated and non-syndicated) debt finance transactions and advising clients in relation to the restructuring of distressed banking facilities. This has provided Sam with the experience and technical skills required to understand and identify key business and project level risks across a range of industries.

Sam prides himself on providing user-friendly, commercial and cost-effective legal services to his clients. If Sam is involved in your project, you can have confidence he will bring the skills, experience and grit required to drive positive outcomes.


More recently, Sam has developed genuine expertise in energy and energy projects. He has advised on a large number of utility scale energy projects (including multiple wind, solar and battery connection projects) and acted for SA Water on its Zero Cost Energy Future Project, covering 11 (transmission network) connection points.

With his proven track record of recent project experience, he is one of the most experienced energy connections lawyers in SA.

In addition to the above, Sam advises on a large range of corporate advisory, general commercial and real property matters/transactions, including acquisitions and disposals, shareholder and unitholder agreements and procurement/supply contracts. He understands the day-to-day challenges associated with stakeholder management, governance and organisational structuring and keeps this front-of-mind when delivering pragmatic legal services.

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