Michael is a corporate lawyer who specialises in resources and energy transactions, corporate restructures and rollovers, corporate compliance and project finance.
He has acted for a range of clients including listed and large private companies across multiple jurisdictions in the M&A transactions and financing space. Michael works closely with a range of resources and energy clients, assisting them with not only transactions but on going regulatory compliance and operations.
Michael’s experience includes advising on unregulated mergers and acquisitions and the provision of technical advice and implementing complex commercial transactions, structuring acquisitions, disposals and establishing joint ventures with regard to optimise stamp duty, capital gains tax and other revenue outcomes.
Michael also has experience in due diligence, loan, security, and priority arrangements to complex legislative and advisory work.
NQ Minerals PLC
Acting for UK listed company NQ Minerals PLC in its refinancing of the Hellyer Gold Mine in Tasmania and ancillary funding and cross border security arrangements, its acquisition of the Beaconsfield Gold Mine in Tasmania and associated commercial agreements including the reprocessing agreement for the Hellyer Mines gold tailings.
Advising Sojitz Corporation on its sale to Yancoal for $300 million for its 10% interest in the Moolarben Coal Project.
Acting for Vedanta Resources on the intended sale of Copper Mines of Tasmania to ASX-listed company New Century Resources.
Advising Sungrow on its investment in Australia, including the acquisition and development of more than a dozen separate solar farms with a battery component along the east coast of Australia. This has included assisting with legal due diligence, regulatory advice and compliance, project financing and the general transaction requirements.
Advising Somerset International Australia on bespoke commercial arrangements for fine coal recovery arrangements, using its specialised centrifuge system and its group refinancing.
Javelin Global Commodities
Advising commodities trader Javelin Global Commodities in relation to structuring and project finance for its Australian marketing operations.