Kurt Wicklund

Senior Associate

Qualifications: LLB (Hons), BComms



Kurt is a corporate and commercial lawyer with broad experience advising on commercial contracting and regulatory compliance issues, both within Australia and internationally. While Kurt advises clients operating in a range of industries, he has a focus on infrastructure and critical supply chains.

Kurt has particular expertise advising on matters with a competition law or regulatory component. He advises on obligations under the Competition and Consumer Act (including the Australian Consumer Law) and assists clients operating in highly regulated sectors, including advising on the legal frameworks within the remit of the Australian Energy Regulator and Clean Energy Regulator.

The transactions on which Kurt has acted have often been within the energy and manufacturing sectors. He has advised investors and developers on projects in renewables (solar, wind and hydro), waste-to-energy (biogas, biomass, pyrolysis and thermal EfW), EV charging infrastructure, battery storage and demand response. He is passionate about the role innovative businesses in regional and rural communities can play in Australia’s sustainable future, particularly those in agribusiness and the food supply chain.

Dual qualified as a solicitor in New South Wales and England & Wales, in addition to his private practice experience Kurt has spent time within the legal team of one of Australia’s largest infrastructure companies.


  • Commercial contracting including supply and distribution agreements, manufacturing and R&D arrangements, terms and conditions of sale, services agreements, cross-border supply of goods.
  • Regulatory compliance including unfair contract terms, merger clearance, industry codes, electricity licensing and exemptions, privacy and data protection laws, product standards and certification.
  • M&A including corporate and asset due diligence, joint ventures, corporate structuring, corporate governance, partnering agreements.
  • IT / telecoms contracting and procurement including IP commercialisation and licensing, software-as-a-service arrangements, platform and website terms and conditions.
  • Project documentation and advisory including offtake and power purchasing agreements (PPAs), connection agreements, operation and maintenance contracts, development frameworks, asset management agreements, feedstock contracts.

Kurt will be presenting 'Unfair Contract terms primary – covering both the insurance/financial services context and the general commercial context ' at the Underwriting Agencies Council | Business Law 101 webinar series 2024.

Professional Membership

  • Member, The Law Society of New South Wales

Latest thinking

Competition & Consumer Law | 12 Apr 2024

Mandatory merger clearance regime announced: issues and areas to watch

Treasury has now published details of its proposed changes in its Merger Reform Paper.