Media release

Adel van der Walt joins HopgoodGanim Lawyers' Resources and Energy Practice as a Partner

04 December 2023
3 min.

HopgoodGanim Lawyers has appointed Perth-based Adel van der Walt to its leading Resources and Energy Practice. Adel has joined HopgoodGanim as a Partner from Jackson McDonald.

Adel brings extensive experience across oil and gas and mining to the firm, bolstering our significant national energy, renewables and mining practice. Her appointment follows leading oil and gas lawyer James Plumb commencing in July as a Partner. 

“HopgoodGanim enjoys a well-earned reputation as a market leader in the resources and energy sector and we are pleased to welcome Adel to support the continued growth of this cornerstone practice,” said Resources and Energy Practice Head Dr Jonathan Fulcher.

Adel brings more than 18 years of experience advising clients in the oil and gas sector in Australia and Africa. Throughout her career she has advised across commercial transactions, project development and structuring, services contracts and energy regulatory matters. Adel will complement HopgoodGanim’s wider Perth team of corporate, commercial property and litigation practitioners and work closely with senior Corporate and M&A Partners, Robyn Ferguson and Nino Odorisio, to service the firm’s significant resources and energy client base.

“The Perth office is thrilled to welcome Adel onboard. We are committed to continued growth in Perth and Adel’s wealth of experience in oil and gas and mining, complements our existing strengths servicing clients across major projects, renewables, hard rock mining and critical minerals” said Ms Ferguson.

HopgoodGanim’s national Resources and Energy Practice has a proven track record of supporting private and publicly listed resources companies, government bodies and junior explorers and producers within Australia and internationally across mining, mining services, oil and gas, energy and utilities, renewables, and the transport and infrastructure industries.

Find out more about our resources and energy expertise

 About HopgoodGanim Lawyers and Effective Governance

HopgoodGanim Lawyers is a high performing Australian independent law firm based in Brisbane and Perth. We offer highly skilled and agile legal teams across key sectors and areas of practice. In all of our areas of speciality, our lawyers are recognised by legal publications as leaders in their fields. 

Effective Governance helps boards and executive teams across Australia and internationally perform, achieve compliance, and deliver best practice board and organisational governance. Effective Governance is the governance, strategy and risk advisory practice of HopgoodGanim Lawyers. 

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For media enquiries, please contact Lisa McDonald, Business Development and Marketing Director at HopgoodGanim Lawyers, on phone +61 7 3024 0362 or email

04 December 2023

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