Areas of Expertise

Mergers & Acquisitions, Corporations Act/ASX Listing Rules Compliance, Private Equity, Equity capital markets, Energy & Resources

Michael Bowen practises in the areas of mergers and acquisitions (both public and private), equity capital raisings and general corporate and commercial law. He is a trusted advisor to numerous public and private companies together with high net wealth family investment vehicles for whom he provides strategic, commercial, investment and structuring advice. 

Michael is regularly engaged to advise on a broad range of domestic and cross-border transactions including mergers and acquisitions, capital raisings, re-constructions, risk management, due diligence and general commercial, corporate and intellectual property law.  His clients operate in a range of sectors, including property, resources, technology, contracting and construction.

Michael advises both bidders and targets in various hostile and friendly takeovers and advises on schemes of arrangements for reconstructions and mergers, and also has extensive experience in negotiating the terms of joint venture arrangements for major projects.

What others say

"Band 4, Energy and National Resources: Mining"
Chambers Asia–Pacific 2020 - 2024
"A "very prominent" handler of mining-related M&A transactions in Western Australia. Clients characterise him as a "very experienced and detailed lawyer who understands what I need" and as "one of our go-to people – someone who won't just send out a lengthy advice but will jump on the phone and talk through an issue pragmatically."
Chambers Asia-Pacific 2020
"Lawyer of the Year – Commercial Law - Perth"
Best Lawyers Peer Review 2016 & 2024


Papillon Resources Limited

Advising Papillon Resources Limited (an ASX listed company with resources projects in Mali) on its acquisition by way of scheme of arrangement by B2Gold Corp.

Mantra Resources Limited

Advising Mantra Resources Limited (an ASX listed company with a uranium project in Tanzania) in relation to its acquisition by way of scheme of arrangement by Russia-based ARMZ Uranium Holding.

Asanko Gold Inc

Advising Asanko Gold Inc (joint listed NYSE and TSX company with assets in Ghana and West Africa) on its merger by way of scheme of arrangement with PMI Gold Corporation.

Sierra Mining Limited

Advising Sierra Mining Limited on its acquisition by way of scheme of arrangement by RTG Mining Inc (joint listed ASX and TSX mining company with assets in Nigeria).

IMC Pan Asia Alliance Group

Advising a member of the Singapore based IMC Pan Asia Alliance Group in relation to its off-market takeover bid for ASX listed LinQ Resources Fund.

FerrAus Limited

Advising FerrAus Limited in relation to its takeover by Atlas Iron. The acquisition was completed by way of an off market takeover.