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Alex Jones

Alex Jones

Global Co-Chair, Energy and Natural Resources
Head of Finance and Projects, Perth
If there is a problem, he will provide an answer rather than just raising it ... You need someone to make your life easier, and Alex does that for me.
Client, Chambers Global 2022

Alex believes in the importance of transitioning to cleaner energy for the future. Through his work with clients and his role as international co-chair of the firm’s energy and resources sector, he builds and supports integrated global solutions to reach environmental targets.

Alex is a Partner with many years of experience in helping clients with mining and major infrastructure projects. He’s skilled in assisting with acquisitions, assessing feasibility, development, and operation phases.

He is also focused on land access and indigenous engagement and prefers to join his clients early in their projects to provide helpful insights from start to finish. Efficiency and careful time management are at the core of his work ethic.

Clients value Alex as a one-stop shop. He's skilled in various areas of legal work, including litigation, regulatory, and transactional tasks. Alex also supports WA miners with their projects in Africa, leveraging DLA Piper’s extensive network of offices on the continent.

In Alex, clients find a dedicated partner who not only helps with legal needs but is also focused on the future of the energy and resources sector. He’s comfortable handling high-profile cases globally and is always ready to turn challenges into opportunities for success.


Alex's experience includes advising:

  • Abengoa on confidential renewable energy projects
  • Artemis on Mining Warden's proceedings
  • API on the West Pilbara Iron Ore Project
  • BC Iron on the Nullagine Joint Venture
  • Byrnecut on the Slivovo Joint Venture (Republic of Kosovo)
  • Cassini on the West Musgrave Project
  • Gold Road on the Yamarna Belt
  • Mitsubishi on the Jack Hills Mine and Oakajee Port & Rail Project
  • Mirabela Nickel on the Santa Rita Nickel Project (Brazil)
  • ResCap on private equity fund investment
  • Samsung C&T on the Roy Hill Project
  • Sandfire on the De Grussa Copper/Gold Mine
  • Saracen on the Carosue Dam

    Awards and recognition

    • Ranked for Energy & Natural Resources: Mining in Australia by Chambers Global and Asia-Pacific 2022
    • Ranked for Energy, Natural Resources and Project Development in Australia by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022

    Memberships And Affiliations

    Over many years, Alex has provided support to industry by preparing submissions to Government in relation to regulatory reform, including through his active participation in industry committees including:

    • Australian Mining & Petroleum Law Association
    • Chamber of Minerals & Energy
    • Association of Mineral Exploration Companies