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Robert Desmond



Level 39, Bourke Place
600 Bourke Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Office Telephone: +61 (0) 3 8601 4500
Office Fax: +61 (0) 3 8601 4555

Direct Dial (Melbourne): +61 (0) 3 8601 4503

Mobile: +61 (0)416 052 003 Download VCard

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Robert has more than 20 years experience advising clients in the energy sector, with a focus on downstream (petroleum products refining, marketing and distribution) operations. He has extensive experience in M&A/JV, franchising, trade practices, storage/infrastructure and environmental matters, as well as corporate reconstructions, schemes of arrangement, and general corporate and commercial law issues.

Robert is qualified in Australian Capital Territory (Australia) and England and Wales.


The Melbourne office is widely recognised as being among Australia’s most distinguished maritime, trade, energy and insurance law practices.

The office handles a broad range of contentious and non-contentious work for international marine and insurance industry clients, multi-national and local mining and oil and gas companies, agricultural commodities producers and traders, financial institutions, port and terminal operators and logistics services providers, and construction contractors.

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