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Michael specialises in corporate mining, petroleum and natural resources law and has significant experience providing advice in relation to acquisitions and divestments, project development, joint venture structuring and related issues, offtake agreements (including gas sale and transportation agreements) and construction and procurement contracts.

Michael advises both mining and oil & gas companies and his clients include publicly listed and private companies who operate throughout the full project cycle from exploration and development to production and beyond.

Michael offers clients a commercially driven approach with a strong focus on successful outcomes and has developed a reputation as an effective and strategic negotiator.

Prior to joining Bellanhouse, Michael spent 12 years in Herbert Smith Freehills’ Corporate Energy and Resources team.

Michael was named as a Recommended Energy & Resources Lawyer in Western Australia by Doyle’s Guide 2018 and 2017.

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AGM Season 2019. Calendar - 29 November

AGM Season 2019: Preparing the notice of AGM

With the Annual General Meeting (AGM) season soon to arrive, we would like to remind listed companies with a 30 June year end of the requirement to hold their AGM by 30 November 2019 and to set out some of the considerations that should be taken into account in preparing the notice of AGM.

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Western Australian outback. Aboriginal heritage legislation

Proposals for new Aboriginal Heritage legislation in Western Australia: implications for industry

A Discussion Paper for the new Aboriginal Heritage legislation was released earlier this month by the WA Minister for Aboriginal Affairs proposing the replacement of the current Aboriginal Heritage Act 1972 (WA) with “modern” heritage legislation, providing for a new land use proposal and approvals framework. If implemented as proposed, the new legislation will have significant implications for how mining and resource industry land users manage Aboriginal Heritage risk.

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