Tanya Denning

Tanya Denning


Tanya Denning, a Partner at Baker McKenzie, is a recognised expert in the energy and resources sector with over 20 years' experience and strong relationships with industry participants and regulators.  

She has a reputation as one of Australian's market leading experts in energy, particularly in cross border, multi-jurisdictional transaction, and projects and transaction that break new ground and require a solutions driven, innovative approach.  

Tanya provides an end-to-end specialist advice covering the full value chain of oil & gas (including LNG), electricity & new energy and resources, and has an acute understanding of the sensitivities and motivations of market players across these industries.  

Tanya has acted extensively on developing energy sector businesses; energy and resources M&A transactions; power generation (including renewables), energy storage and energy network (electricity and gas) project development, construction, operation and asset management; mining project development; wholesale energy trading and contracting (physical commodity and derivative contracts for electricity and gas including corporate PPAs, electricity retail sale, gas supply and gas transportation); connection application and agreements for the electricity grid; retail energy advisory work and contracting including new energy retail services; and energy and resources market regulatory reform and advisory work.

Tanya's broad experience means that she has worked on various projects and supply, storage and transport matters across Australia and offshore, with current market knowledge of the negotiating positions and regulatory issues that arise and the solutions to address them.  Tanya's experience has gained her leading recognition as Best Lawyers Australia 'Lawyer of the Year' in Oil & Gas for Melbourne from 2018 to 2020, listed in Best Lawyers Australia for 'Energy Law', 'Mining Law', 'Oil & Gas' and 'Natural Resources Law' since 2015 as well as 'Projects Lawyer of the Year', 2017 by Lawyers Weekly.

Tanya is also the National President of AMPLA (Energy, Renewables & Resources Lawyers Association) and trusted advisor to several major electricity and downstream natural gas businesses operating in competitive wholesale and electricity markets.


  • South Australia~Australia (2008)
  • Queensland~Australia (2001)


  • Queensland University of Technology (LLM) (2001)
  • Griffith University (LLB) (1998)


  • English