I head the firm's mining and metals team acting for companies and investors with projects in Africa, Australia, Central Asia and Europe. I advise companies at every stage of the minerals and metals supply chain from explorers, developers and producers through to metals traders. My work includes licensing, permitting, mine development agreements, joint ventures and co-operation agreements, earn-in/earn-out agreements and offtake, smelter and other sales agreements.
I act for both companies and advisers on the London Stock Exchange's AIM and Main markets, advising on flotations, secondary issues, and takeovers.
In addition to my public company work, I act for entrepreneurs, growth companies and owner-managed and family businesses from start-up through to exit.
My work includes advising companies and their angel, venture capital and strategic investors on seed capital and series A, etc. fundraisings as those companies grow organically and through mergers, acquisitions (M&A), and joint ventures.
In addition to my core mining practice, I act for clients in a range of sectors, including oil and gas, technology, life sciences, and healthcare and financial services. I am a member of the firm's life sciences and healthcare, energy and natural resources and Africa practice groups.
I am recommended as an eminent practitioner in Chambers UK for mining and I have been listed in the International Who's Who of Mining Lawyers since 2013.
I am also recommended in Legal 500 UK 2018 for Mining and Minerals, Emerging Markets, Flotations: small and mid-cap, Media and Entertainment, Oil & Gas and Trade Finance.
I have a keen interest in history and aviation, as well as the fortunes of the England cricket, football, and rugby teams.
What others say…
He's very easy to work with, very pragmatic and gets things done quickly ... strong commercial lawyer
His long experience in the sector commands respect