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Simon Salter

Partner
+61.8.9216.0930
Fax +61.8.9216.0901

Mr. Salter has extensive experience in a wide range of transactional work for both private and public clients. He provides strategic advice on, and negotiates a wide range of transactions for clients principally in the resources sector and for internet service providers. He works closely with lawyers from other areas of the firm to provide comprehensive solutions for our clients.

Mr. Salter has had extensive experience in advising clients in connection with a wide range of resource-related issues in a variety of jurisdictions in Africa, the Americas, Europe and Asia. He also has experience in undertaking arbitrations for clients in the resources sector.

Achievements

  • Recommended as one of Australia's leading Natural Resources (transactions and regulatory) lawyers, Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2017.
  • Recommended as one of Australia's leading Corporate and Mergers & Acquisitions lawyers, Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2017.
  • Recognised as one of Australia’s leading Mining and Natural Resources lawyers, Best Lawyers, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
  • Advising Australian listed client iiNet Limited on its AUD1.57 billion merger by scheme of arrangement with TPG Telecom Limited.
  • Advising Australian and Canadian listed client CGA Mining Limited on its CD$1.1 billion merger by scheme of arrangement with B2Gold Corp.
  • Advising Australian and Canadian listed client CGA Mining Limited in connection with the acquisition, project financing and development of the Masbate Gold Mine in the Philippines and the spin-off of its African assets into a TSX listed company.
  • Advising Australian listed client Chalice Gold Mines Limited in connection with the acquisition of the Zara Gold Project in Eritrea (via a scheme of arrangement) and the subsequent sale of its 60% interest in the Project to China SFECO Group.
  • Advising Australian listed client iiNet Limited on its AUD105 million acquisition of Internode including associated debt raising.
  • Advising Australian listed client iiNet Limited on its AUD60 million acquisition of the consumer division of AAPT Limited including associated debt raising.
  • Advising Australian listed client iiNet Limited on its AUD40 million acquisition of Netspace including associated debt raising.
  • Advising Australian listed client iiNet Limited on its AUD110 million acquisition of Ozemail including associated capital raising and debt raising.
  • Advising Australian listed client iiNet Limited on its AUD78 million acquisition of iHug New Zealand including associated capital raising.
  • Advising Australian listed client iiNet Limited on its AUD81 million acquisition of Westnet including associated capital and debt raising.
  • Advising the owners of a French gold mine and leading the clients’ negotiating team involved in securing agreements with the French government for the orderly closure of the mine and the implementation of those agreements over a six year period.
  • Advising Australian listed client BC Iron Limited in connection with its Nullagine Iron Ore Joint Venture with FMG and on its successful Takeovers Panel challenge to the purported termination of a Scheme Implementation Agreement with Regent Pacific Group Limited.