Jay Leary is a partner and the global co-head of mining at Herbert Smith Freehills. Jay’s energy and resources experience includes acquisitions and sales (private M&A), joint ventures, project development (including EPC and EPCM agreements and procurement contracts), operation and maintenance (including O&M agreements, contract mining agreements and gas transportation agreements), commodity sales agreements and agency agreements. His port and rail experience includes acquisitions and sales (private M&A), access regimes, state agreements, rail and port agreements, infrastructure leases, rail and port development and expansion, rail connection agreements, rail user funding arrangements, rail haulage agreements, supply chain coordination arrangements, port authority rules, marine and channel arrangements.

Jay is considered one of the leading resources and infrastructure lawyers. Several industry bodies have profiled him as a leading lawyer, including Chambers and Partners (Band 1 category), The Legal 500 (Leading individual), Doyle’s Guide (Pre-Eminent category) and Best Lawyers from 2009 to 2018.