Roderick Smythe

Roderick Smythe

Rod Smythe is a Partner in Energy, Resources & Projects team where he works on major energy and infrastructure transactions.

Representative matters

  • QIC on its investment in AGL’s Powering Australian Renewables Fund
  • Development of Ross River solar project
  • Development of Darling Downs solar project
  • Development and project financing of the Diamantina Power Station
  • Sale of Moomba to Adelaide pipeline system
  • Long term lease of the Sydney Desalination Plant
  • Privatisation of the Port of Newcastle
  • Bidder for Queensland Motorways Limited.


  • 2004: BA(Hons)/LLB(Hons), University of Wollongong
  • 2005 - 2012: Senior Associate/Solicitor, Mallesons Stephen Jaques
  • 2012 - 2016: Senior Associate, King & Wood Mallesons
  • 2016 - present: Partner, King & Wood Mallesons.


Legal insights

The global hydrogen market is primed to grow significantly over the coming decade, as part of the transition to net-zero emissions.

22 December 2020

On 6 June, the AEMC commenced consultation on the MLF framework. While in response to two specific rule change requests by Adani Renewables, the AEMC is considering broad reform.

11 June 2019

The Australian Energy Market Commission recently released its draft Updating the Regulatory Frameworks for Embedded Networks report.

06 March 2019

State and Territory Ministers recently met to consider a draft high level design of the National Energy Guarantee developed by the Energy Security Board.

26 April 2018

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