Franka Cheung


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  • Cantonese
  • and English


With a focus on the energy and resources industries, Franka advises governments, government owned enterprises, project proponents and other private enterprises on various corporate and commercial arrangements and project developments.

Franka also has extensive experience advising on business acquisitions and project structuring in the electricity, transport and mining industries, including acting on behalf of trade sellers and buyers and equity investors (including private equity houses, foreign government investors and foreign investment funds). 

*Joining the partnership in August 2024.

Key deals

Aurukun Bauxite Project

Advised the Queensland Government on the development of the Aurukun Bauxite Project near Weipa in Queensland.

CopperString and CopperString 2.0

Advising the proponents of the CopperString and CopperString 2.0 project on the proposed development of a privately owned, project financed 800km electricity transmission line from Townsville to Mt Isa in Queensland.

Deployment of solar generation technologies

Advised a major construction company and a major real estate industry participant on the regulatory requirements for the deployment of solar generating systems through Australia including Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia and the Northern Territory.

Surat Basin Rail Project

Advised Aurizon Network in relation to its investment in the Surat Basin Rail Project as a member of the Surat Basin Rail joint venture. The Surat Basin Rail or ‘Southern Missing Link’ is a project to develop, construct and operate a 214 km railway to boost the development of the Surat Basin in Queensland. The other members of the joint venture are Glencore and ATEC.

Bandana Group Administration

Advised the administrators of the Bandanna Group in relation to the sale of various assets of the Bandanna Group and various general corporate and commercial contracting issues associated with the administration of the Bandanna Group.

Irrigation Channel Schemes

Advised LMA Support Services, an SPV established by the Queensland Government, and the LMA SPVs established for the Theodore, St George, Eton and Emerald irrigation channel schemes on the proposal to implement local management arrangements for SunWater’s channel irrigation schemes.