Francis (Frank) Krstic

Francis (Frank) Krstic

Special Counsel

Sydney


Personal Experience

Francis (Frank) Krstic has extensive knowledge of maritime, environmental, planning, mining and administrative law.

In addition to having built a successful career in private practice, Frank has over twenty years’ experience in senior roles within the NSW government, including having held the role of Principal Solicitor – Property and Planning in the Maritime Division of the Roads and Maritime Services of NSW.

A sought-after advisor to the State government, Frank joined Hunt & Hunt in July 2018 so that he could leverage our firm’s position on the NSW Whole-of-Government legal panel.

As a Special Counsel within our Property team, Frank is responsible for

  • drafting and negotiating leases and licences
  • providing advice on maritime prosecutions and enforcement matters
  • conducting commercial property and planning matters in the Land and Environment Court and the Supreme Court
  • conducting complex coronial enquiries and work health and safety prosecutions.

Frank’s distinguished career has also included:

  • Being responsible for the creation of two new courts: the Court of Marine Board of Inquiry and the Court of Coal Mines Regulation
  • Working with parliamentary counsel on the drafting of the Mining Act 1992 and the Petroleum (Onshore) Act 1991, together with numerous regulations. He has extensive experience in the operation and interpretation of this legislation.

Earlier in his career, Frank spent several years’ working as company secretary and general counsel for a major energy company, providing 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.

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Personal Experience

Francis (Frank) Krstic has extensive knowledge of maritime, environmental, planning, mining and administrative law.

In addition to having built a successful career in private practice, Frank has over twenty years’ experience in senior roles within the NSW government, including having held the role of Principal Solicitor – Property and Planning in the Maritime Division of the Roads and Maritime Services of NSW.

A sought-after advisor to the State government, Frank joined Hunt & Hunt in July 2018 so that he could leverage our firm’s position on the NSW Whole-of-Government legal panel.

As a Special Counsel within our Property team, Frank is responsible for

  • drafting and negotiating leases and licences
  • providing advice on maritime prosecutions and enforcement matters
  • conducting commercial property and planning matters in the Land and Environment Court and the Supreme Court
  • conducting complex coronial enquiries and work health and safety prosecutions.

Frank’s distinguished career has also included:

  • Being responsible for the creation of two new courts: the Court of Marine Board of Inquiry and the Court of Coal Mines Regulation
  • Working with parliamentary counsel on the drafting of the Mining Act 1992 and the Petroleum (Onshore) Act 1991, together with numerous regulations. He has extensive experience in the operation and interpretation of this legislation.

Earlier in his career, Frank spent several years’ working as company secretary and general counsel for a major energy company, providing 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.

Francis (Frank) Krstic

Special Counsel

Sydney


Education and Accreditation

  • Bachelor of Laws, Sydney University
  • Bachelor of Arts (Economics), Macquarie University

 

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