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Michael Boyce

Partner – Corporate, M&A and Private Equity; Energy and Resources

Michael is known for strategically leveraging his technical ability in conjunction with his negotiation skills to deliver successful outcomes for his clients. His commercial acumen, determination and highly valued skillset make him a trusted advisor to his clients and colleagues. 

Michael is a corporate lawyer specialising in mining, petroleum and natural resources law. He has extensive experience advising clients on matters relating to acquisitions and divestments, project development, joint venture structuring, offtake agreements including gas sale and transportation agreements, mineral rights sharing agreements, royalty agreements, construction and procurement contracts.

Michael’s clients include both publicly listed and private companies that operate throughout the full project cycle including exploration, development and production.

Prior to joining Hamilton Locke, Michael worked at HWL Ebsworth Lawyers, Bellanhouse and Herbert Smith Freehills.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Energy and Resources; Joint Venture Structuring; Mergers and Acquisitions; Commercial Contracting; Construction and Infrastructure

 

AWARDS

  • Best Lawyers (Australia), Mining Law, 2022 -2023
  • Best Lawyers (Australia), Natural Resources Law, 2022 -2023
  • Doyles, Recommended Energy & Resources Lawyer – Western Australia 2017- 2019
  • Legal 500 Asia Pacific, Recognised lawyer in Australia - Natural Resources ‘Next Generation’ 2016

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Commerce – The University of Western Australia
  • Admitted to practice in Western Australia

 

SELECTED REPRESENTATIONS

  • Advised Liontown Resources Limited on its demerger of Minerals 260 Ltd and the associated $30M IPO and ASX-listing
  • Advised Chalice Mining Limited on its demerger of Falcon Metals Ltd and the associated $30m IPO and ASX-listing.
  • Advised Doray Minerals Ltd on its $615 million merger with Silver Lake Resources by Scheme of Arrangement that resulted in Silver Lake Resources becoming a multi-asset mid-tier gold producer.
  • Advised Ardea Resources on its demerger of Kalgoorlie Gold Limited and associated IPO and ASX-listing
  • Advised Calidus Resources Limited on its Power Purchase Agreement and LNG Sale and Purchase Agreement in relation to its 11MW gas powered power station and 4MW solar farm with 3.5MW battery energy storage system at its Warrawoona Gold Project
  • Advised Lithium Royalty Corporation on its acquisition of lithium royalties payable on production from Core Lithium Ltd’s mine in the Northern Territory and Galaxy Resources Ltd’s Mt Cattlin mine in Western Australia.
  • Advised New Century Resources Ltd on its project energy requirements (gas sale agreements and power purchase agreements), zinc concentrate offtake contracts and EPC and mining services contracts.
  • Advised Nzuri Copper Ltd on its $109.5 million merger by way of scheme of arrangement with Chengtun Mining Group.
  • Advised numerous ASX listed and private mining companies on M&A transactions, minerals rights sharing agreements; mining contracts; royalty agreements and related mining contracts.