A specialist energy and resources practitioner, Michael is an expert in mining, electricity and gas. He advises on matters including project structuring and development, mergers and acquisitions and the negotiation of complex commercial agreements.
Michael has led some of the largest and most complex transactions in the energy sector.
Michael was a director at AMPLA: The Resources and Energy Law Association from 2003 - 2013. During that time he served as Queensland President from 2003 - 2008 and as National President in 2012.
Leading Lawyer – Energy & Natural Resources - Mining
Lawyer of the Year – Energy Law – Brisbane
Lawyer of the Year – Oil & Gas Law – Brisbane
Lawyer of the Year – Mining Law – Brisbane
Best Lawyer – Natural Resources Law
Best Lawyer – Energy Law
Best Lawyer – Mining Law
Best Lawyer – Oil and Gas Law
Best Lawyer – Climate Change Law
Very bright practitioner who was always a star and has continued to build on that reputation
Praised by clients as being extremely hard-working and very responsive to time constraints, and also as a very knowledgeable source of measured, high-quality advice
Acclaimed by his clients for his careful handling of matters which are difficult from a commercial or political point of view and need sensitivity
Often worked tirelessly into the evenings to update and circulate documents, always ensuring the responses and contractual amendments were turned around quickly and accurately