Michael Brady

Michael predominantly acts for corporations active in the minerals, energy, mining services, commodities and technology sectors, with particular expertise advising in the areas of mergers and acquisitions, inbound foreign investment, general corporate and commercial, equity capital markets and energy and resources law.

Michael has considerable multi-jurisdictional and multi-commodity experience that spans all aspects of energy and resources projects from acquisition, structuring, financing and implementation to on-going development, operation and divestment. As well as negotiating and documenting transactions, Michael provides advice on regulatory compliance and approvals together with commercial, corporate and technical legal matters that arise for project stakeholders.

Michael holds a Masters of Laws (Corporate, Energy & Resources) from the University of Melbourne, post graduate qualifications in Applied Finance (Kaplan) and Company Directorship (AICD) together with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Psychology from Murdoch University.

Michael is the current WA nominee director on the national board of the Energy & Resources Law Association and is also a director of the Hydrogen Society of Australia.


Michael’s experience includes advising:

  • A global industrials company on the Australian aspects of the spin out of one it’s key business units, via scheme of arrangement;
  • A top 5 global gold mining company on its acquisition of strategic gold and copper assets in new South Wales and South Australia;
  • A large private gold mining company on its acquisition acquisition of numerous operating gold mines in west Africa;
  • An international trading house on various LNG SPAs and flow through GSAs for LNG supply and regasification through a multi-user third party tolling facility;
  • An ASX Listed resources company with its rights issues to support continuation of its project;
  • Numerous energy and resources companies on Australia’s foreign investment rules including obtaining Foreign Investment Review Board clearance as part of M&A transactions;
  • Numerous energy companies on their acquisition and/or divestment in part or all of their interest in LNG portfolio assets;
  • Numerous mining companies on their operational agreements – split commodity, royalty, streaming, offtake, mining services, etc; and
  • Numerous energy and resources clients on their initial listing on the ASX.

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