Tony Hartnell

Major Areas of Specialisation

Corporate and commercial law, particularly covering corporate financing, takeovers, prescribed interests and regulatory issues.


BEc LLB (Hons) (ANU), LLM (Highest Hons) (George Washington University)

Tony is a member of the Order of Australia (AM).

Notable Assignments

•RAG Coal International mining group acquisition of Burton Coal and North Goonyella projects

•Phelps Dodge and Cyprus Amax A$225 million sale of Australian interests (including Oakbridge and Springvale Projects)

•Ruhrkohle International Mining group acquisition of all of British Coal Corporation's Australian interests (including German Creek Project)

•TransCanada International and Petronas Nasional acquisition of a major interest in Moomba to Sydney gas pipeline from the Australian Government.

Other Experience 

•Chairman (listed companies):

    •BT Australian Equity Management Ltd

    •BT Global Asset Management Ltd

    •BT Resources Management Ltd

    •Television & Media Services Limited

    •Chiquita Brands South Pacific Ltd


•Chairman, Australian Securities Commission 1989-92 (Inaugural Chairman) and National Companies and Securities Commission 1990-91.

•Member, National Companies and Securities Advisory Committee 1990-92.

•Member, Trade Development Council 1987-89.

•Special Legal Adviser, Australian Government Inquiry into Telecommunications 1985.

•Deputy Secretary, Department of Business and Consumer Affairs 1976-78.

•Chairman of Directors, KAZ Computer Services Limited.

•Partner of Allen Allen & Hemsley.


Officer in the Order of Australia (AM)