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Philip Christensen, Jo Daniels and Simon De Young

Philip Christensen leads Baker & McKenzie's Brisbane office. Philip has over 25 years of experience advising Australian and overseas mining companies, investors and others in the mining industry. Philip has acted on company acquisitions, project acquisitions, farm-in agreements, off take agreements, financing, incorporated and unincorporated joint ventures and mine developments. Jo Daniels has over 20 years of experience in mining and natural resource, infrastructure, competition and regulatory, government law and general commercial work. Jo has recently advised clients on all aspects of competition law, including merger and acquisition authorisations, cartel investigations, joint venture structuring and third party access regulation. Specifically in the energy and resource sphere, Jo acts for clients on their investments and operations across the infrastructure industry. She advised on many major infrastructure projects and privatisations. Jo has published extensively on third-party access law. Simon De Young, a partner in Baker & McKenzie’s Melbourne office, has extensive experience in private equity, public and private treaty M&A and equity capital markets transactions. He is a member of the Firm's Global Health, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology team, and has practiced in Australia and the United Kingdom.

A brief summary of some recent major changes that have occurred in relation to the export of grain in Australia. Historical situation – formal regulation under WEMA All grain ports in Australia were previously regulated under theWheat Export Marketing Act 20008 (Cth) (WEMA). Under WEMA, any port terminal owner or operator which…