Frank Krstic Special Counsel

Frank Krstic is a special counsel in the property and development team, with extensive knowledge of maritime, environmental, planning, mining and administrative law. He has over twenty years' experience in senior roles within the NSW government.

Prior to joining our legal practice, Frank was the Principal Solicitor Property and Planning in the Maritime Division of the Roads and Maritime Services of NSW. In this role he drafted and negotiated leases and licences, provided advice on maritime prosecutions and enforcement matters and conducted commercial property and planning matters in the Land and Environment Court and the Supreme Court.

Frank has several years' experience as company secretary and general counsel for a major energy company, where he provided advice on mergers, asset acquisitions, capital raisings, joint ventures, royalties, net profit arrangements, land access, regulatory compliance, environmental planning, corporate governance and petroleum titles and tenures.

Frank was responsible for the creation of two new courts, the Court of Marine Board of Inquiry and the Court of Coal Mines Regulation. He worked with parliamentary counsel on the drafting of the Mining Act 1992 and the Petroleum (Onshore) Act 1991, together with numerous regulations, and has extensive experience in the operation and interpretation of this legislation. He has conducted complex coronial enquiries and work health and safety prosecutions.

Frank holds a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) and a Master of Environmental Law in addition to his fundamental legal qualifications. He joined the legal practice in 2013.

Memberships
  • Law Society of NSW
  • Chartered Secretaries Australia
  • Australian Mining and Petroleum Law Association Ltd
  • National Environmental Law Association
  • Environmental Lawyers Committee Law Society
  • Environment and Planning Law Association (NSW)
  • Australian Institute of Administrative Law
  • Executive Committee Member of the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association