Scott Langford

Scott Langford

Scott is recognised as one of Australia’s leading mining and resources lawyers. He has over 30 years’ experience in representing and advising some of Australia’s and the world’s largest mining and resources companies on a range of significant transactions and projects, including in particular joint ventures and joint project developments, public floats, mergers and takeovers and business sales and acquisitions. 

Scott has advised extensively over his career on the legal and regulatory requirements attaching to the development of minerals and other natural resources projects, both within Australia and globally.

He is an experienced corporate lawyer with a close understanding of legal and governance issues in the natural resources sector, having also been General Counsel and Company Secretary at Newcrest Mining Limited during 2012 and 2013.

Scott is ranked as a leading mining lawyer in a range of directories.  He is a Band 1 nominee in Chambers, and – in the 2019 and 2021 ‘Best Lawyers’ Awards – was named as Melbourne’s Mining and Natural Resources Law ‘Lawyer of the Year’.


Legal insights

After nearly 7 years, onshore petroleum permit holders in Victoria will get the chance to recommence conventional gas exploration activities from 1 July 2021.

27 April 2021

This article was written by Scott Langford, Lachlan Fahey, Danielle Parry, Jordan Osrin. Victoria appears to be primed for a new ‘gold rush’.  With gold production at record levels,...

29 January 2020

The Victorian Government is embracing offshore gas as a long-term supply option, while maintaining the ‘fracking’ ban and the moratorium on onshore conventional gas.

23 May 2018

The Northern Territory Government that it has accepted all 135 recommendations of the NT independent hydraulic fracturing inquiry.

17 April 2018

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