James has over 30 years of experience in managing large corporate and project development transactions, from inception to completion, both within Australia and overseas.

His specialist expertise extends to mergers & acquisitions, project development transactions and international investment across a range of industries including mining, energy, finance, hotels and agriculture.

James’ clients appreciate his in-depth legal and industry knowledge, and his desire to understand their individual needs.

Significant experience

  • Acting for a seller in its sale of interests in 21 hotels in Victoria and New South Wales.
  • Acting for a private group in its purchase and immediate on-sale of health-related assets to a private equity backed company.
  • Acting for a Chinese trading company on its proposed investment in an ASX-listed iron ore mining company in Western Australia.
  • Acting for a private Singaporean company on its proposed takeover of an ASX-listed coal mining company (with several operating mines in QLD and NSW).
  • Acting for a QLD government-owned enterprise on its 51:49 joint venture with Japanese energy companies to own, develop and operate a 450MW coal-fired power station in QLD.
  • Acting for an Indonesian corporate borrower under a USD 350M syndicated loan facility (in conjunction with a USD 750M bond offering and an IPO).
  • Acting for a UK steel making company on its acquisition of a steel making facility in Indonesia.
  • Acting for an ASX-listed mining company on its proposed development of a lead and zinc mine in Indonesia.
  • Acting for a Chinese state-owned enterprise on its proposed acquisition of a tin mining operation in Indonesia.
  • Acting for a Chinese state-owned enterprise on its proposed acquisition of a bauxite mine in Indonesia.
  • Acting for a Russian mining company on its proposed development of a bauxite mine in Indonesia.
  • Acting for a US bank on Indonesian aspects of its global receivership of a manufacturing and retail group.
  • Acting for a Japanese trading company on its proposed acquisition of operating mines in Indonesia.
  • Acting for an international mining company on its joint venture development, financing and operation of a copper/gold mine in Argentina.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Laws,
University of Queensland

Bachelor of Commerce,
University of Queensland

Memberships

Law Institute of Victoria

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