Josh McFadzen

Josh focuses his practice on project development and transactions in the energy and infrastructure sectors. He is a specialist oil and gas lawyer with over a decade of experience both in-house and in private practice. What makes Josh a unique value proposition is real-world experience of operations on a live producing oilfield with PetroChina International on site at the Halfaya Oilfield in Iraq.

Josh advises project and transactional participants in international markets across the oil and gas value chain - upstream, midstream and downstream. However, Josh is known for upstream subject matter expertise. Josh's deep industry knowledge is informed by an international career in complex legal environments including many of the world's hydrocarbon super basins. Prior to Brodies, Josh served in senior strategic roles for super-major oil and gas operators, including one of the world's largest, the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company as Vice President, Legal Operations Commercial & Technology.

Living Brodies' values

Josh is sought after for courage to think differently; to bridge mastery of the law with deep technical industry expertise.

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  • Living and working on site on a live producing oilfield in south-eastern Iraq.
  • First of its kind coal seam gas to LNG project with export facilities in Josh's hometown in Australia.
  • Founder of “Project Platinum”- first of its kind initiative in the oil and gas industry.