Paul Harley | click to email | Phone number: +61 8 9321 0813
Paul is based in Perth, Australia where the team has a strong focus on mining and energy clients who have projects in Africa and other emerging markets.
Paul advises on a wide range of transactions and issues in the project lifecycle, including resources and infrastructure tenure issues, commercial matters and project structuring. Paul also has extensive experience on financing projects, from an equity and debt perspective, having gained experience working with international lenders and equity stakeholders such as hedge funds and pension funds on M&A transactions, project development and project financing.
Paul started his career in Perth with international firm Allens Arthur Robinson (Allens Linklaters) in its Energy, Resources and Infrastructure team where he worked closely with Perth based energy and resource clients such as Rio Tinto and Alinta Gas stakeholder United Energy.
Paul spent several years working with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission in its WA Regional Office, gaining experience in corporate governance, regulation and interaction with regulators before working in the finance and asset management sectors (including with international firm Ashurst in London).
Paul was admitted as a practitioner in the Supreme Courts of Western Australia and Victoria and the High Court of Australia in 2001. He holds a B.Comm/LLB (Hons) from the University of Western Australia.