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.