Areas of Expertise

Energy & Resources, Construction & Infrastructure, Corporate & Advisory, Mergers & Acquisitions

Paul acts for a range of major, mid-tier and junior resource and energy companies in all aspects of project acquisition and development. He also acts for key infrastructure and service providers in the resources and energy sectors.

Paul has experience in both the commercial and advisory aspects of resource and energy projects, from tenure issues and project acquisition to commercial contracts and project structuring.  Paul appears regularly in the Warden’s Court of Western Australia and assists his clients to efficiently and effectively resolve resource and energy tenure disputes. He is skilled in negotiation of future act, expedited procedure and related native title matters and has assisted a range of both project developers and traditional owner clients.

Paul has experience working for project financiers in both the debt and equity capital markets.

He has a hands-on approach and enjoys the role of trusted adviser with his clients.

What others say

"Recommended Lawyer, Energy and Resources, Western Australia"
Doyle’s Guide 2018 - 2023
Recommended, Native Title
Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2024


Port authorities

Acting for two of the five port authorities in Western Australia with over 20 years’ experience in major greenfields and brown-fields port developments, as well as a range of general advice, tenure documents, dispute resolution and regulatory issues.

Tenure disputes

Acting for Silver Lake Resources and Azure Minerals Limited in tenure overlap disputes and negotiations in the Warden’s Court of Western Australia. Provides both representation before the Warden as well as strategic advice in negotiating and resolving tenure overlap issues.

Corporate advice

Advising a range of resource and energy service providers from mining contractors to equipment suppliers, professional consultants and representative associations.

Acquisitions and divestments

Acting for Matsa Resources Limited and Bulletin Resources Limited in project acquisition and divestment transactions, including Matsa’s acquisition of the Red October gold mine from Saracen Limited and the joint venture on the Devon gold mine with Linden Gold Alliance.

Future act negotiations

Acting for project developers in the Perth basin in future act negotiations and providing advice on tenure and regulatory issues.

CSA Global

Working with CSA Global as a non-executive director and assisting with the sale of business to ERM.