Michael Brady

Michael Brady

Senior Associate

Email michael.brady@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +61 8 6208 6555

Fax +61 8 6208 6599


Practice groupCorporate

Michael Brady brings a wealth of experience and a pragmatic, client focused approach to the ambit of issues that arise in the areas of energy and resources, and corporate and securities law.

Michael primarily works with clients in the natural resources, oil and gas, mining and construction, technology, and commodities space. He advises on domestic and cross-border transactions, government and third-party contracting, permitting and access, regulatory and compliance matters, as well as, mergers and acquisitions, capital raisings, and on and off market corporate advisory matters.

Michael has considerable multi-jurisdictional and multi-commodity experience that spans the entire life cycle of energy and resources projects from acquisition, risk assessment and sharing, structuring and financing, to commercialization, expansion, divestment and/or rehabilitation. As well as assessing, negotiating, documenting and closing transactions, Michael provides advice on regulatory, governance, compliance, and approvals together with commercial, corporate, and technical legal matters that arise for project stakeholders.

He is an active member of the Resources and Energy Law Association (AMPLA) that sits on the WA State Committee and was recently involved in the development of the AMPLA model petroleum royalty deed.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Michael held senior roles at large Australian based law firms and has also served as the general counsel and company secretary of an Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) listed natural resources exploration and development company.

Education and admissions


Master of Laws in Corporate, Energy and Resources, Melbourne University, 2016

Graduate Certificate in Applied Finance, Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA), 2011

Bachelor of Laws, Murdoch University, 2006

Bachelor of Psychology, Murdoch University, 2006


Law Society of Western Australia

Australian Institute of Company Directors

Australian Mining and Petroleum Law Association (AMPLA)

Court admissions

Supreme Court of Western Australia

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia

Representative experience

Advised on aspects of a large agri-business' proposed disposal of an interest in a Gabon fertilizer plant and related joint venture, offtake, and marketing arrangements.

Advised on the Australian aspects of tire manufacturer Michelin's acquisition of off-road tire manufacturer Camso, for US$1.45b.

Advised the minority joint venture participants on numerous upstream and downstream matters pertaining to the Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG) project.

Advised on Australian aspects of Ciena Corporation's strategic acquisition of DonRiver Holdings, allowing Ciena to expand its Blue Planet software defined networking platform.

Advised clients on Australia's foreign investment rules and obtaining Foreign Investment Review Board clearance for proposed transactions.

Advised clients in relation to State Agreement (Government contract) issues, including negotiating associated matters with the WA State Government.

Advised an international energy company on its acquisitions of strategic interests in both the Prelude floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) and Ichthys LNG projects, located offshore north west WA. *

Advised an ASX listed company in its acquisition of a WA coal mine. *

Advised a large international steel manufacturer on its strategic investment into a magnetite project located outside of Port Hedland, WA. *

Advised one of the world's largest gold mining companies on aspects of its acquisition of a major international competitor's Australian gold operations. *

Advised an ASX listed target with Asia Pacific region coal assets on aspects of a successful scheme of arrangement completed by a Singapore Exchange listed acquirer. *

Advised an industrial minerals company on aspects of its spin-off initial public offering (IPO), which ended 2017 as one of the year's most successful IPOs, by share performance. *

Advised a private equity firm on aspects of its structured finance and gold prepayment arrangements for a significant WA gold/nickel mine. *

Advised a large mining equipment franchisee, to negotiate and implement an autonomous mine site vehicle joint venture with a large Chinese telecommunications company. *

Drafted template transaction documentation for a top three international gold mining company to use when undertaking green-fields exploration investments within Australia. *

Advised an international industrial minerals company on its equity subscription and offtake arrangements for lithium concentrate with ASX listed company. *

Advised an ASX listed company on extending its Commonwealth Government approvals to source, store and export Australian uranium to China. *

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

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