Partner, Commercial Contracting, Energy & Resources,
HWL Ebsworth Lawyers
Michael predominantly acts for corporations active in the minerals, energy, mining services, commodities and technology sectors, with particular expertise advising in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, inbound foreign investment, general corporate and commercial, equity capital markets and energy and resources law.
Michael has considerable multi-jurisdictional and multi-commodity experience that spans all aspects of energy and resources projects from acquisition, structuring, financing and implementation to on-going development, operation and divestment. As well as negotiating and documenting transactions, Michael provides advice on regulatory compliance and approvals together with commercial, corporate and technical legal matters that arise for project stakeholders.
Michael holds a Masters of Laws (Corporate, Energy & Resources) from the University of Melbourne, post graduate qualifications in Applied Finance (Kaplan) and Company Directorship (AICD) together with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Psychology from Murdoch University.
Michael is the current WA nominee director on the national board of the Energy & Resources Law Association and is also a director of the Hydrogen Society of Australia.