Resources, Energy and Projects

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A lead advisor to private and publicly listed resources companies, government bodies and small explorers and producers within Australia and internationally

We offer an unparalleled understanding of the Australian mining, resources and projects sector to support the long-term prosperity of established global resources companies through to junior explorers.

Our clients include organisations across mining, mining services, oil and gas, energy and utilities, renewables, transport and infrastructure.


  • Mining, resources and energy project developments
  • Capital raisings, seed raisings, IPOs, secondary listings, placements, rights issues
  • Mergers and acquisitions, sale and purchase of tenements and projects, takeovers and schemes of arrangement
  • Joint venture, farmin/farmout and partnership agreements, royalties and tribute arrangements
  • Mining services (underground and open cut), construction, drilling and supply contracts
  • Offtake, mineral sales and infrastructure (port, road and rail) access arrangements
  • Land tenure and property issues, third party tenure access disputes and arrangements and interaction with pastoral and farming interests
  • Native title and cultural heritage 
  • Environmental issues, including EPA, approvals, licensing, enforcement, water, land clearing
  • Corporate governance and advisory
  • Workplace, employment, health and safety issues
  • Intellectual property protection, commercialisation and disputes

Industry participation

HopgoodGanim participates in and contributes to key resources industry associations, including the Queensland Resources Council (QRC), the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA), the Association of Mining and Exploration Companies (AMEC) and the Resources and Energy Law Association (ERL).


HopgoodGanim is proud to have been ranked by Chambers Asia Pacific as a Leading Firm in Australia for Energy and Natural Resources (Band 5) 2016–2021.

HopgoodGanim is also proud to have been ranked by Doyle's Guide as a Leading Energy and Resources Law Firm in Queensland, 2016-2018 and Western Australia, 2017–2021.  

HG Title Services

HG Title Services is the mining title management business of the HopgoodGanim Group. We work with local and international miners and explorers to expertly manage their mining titles.

Exceptional outcomes

Red 5 Limited / Advised Red 5 Limited on the simultaneous acquisitions of the Darlot gold mine from Gold Fields Limited and the King of the Hills gold project from Saracen Mineral Holdings Limited.  We also advised on the related partially underwritten AU$12.7 million rights issue. 
Southern Ports Authority / We advise Southern Ports Authority in relation to new port user agreements with project developers (exporters/importers), port service providers (such as stevedores) and also interactions with Government.
Southern Gold Ltd / Advised Southern Gold Ltd on the sale of their Australian exploration assets to Aurenne Group Holdings Pty Ltd for $2.5 million. The exploration assets include the Bulong South, Glandore and Cowarna gold projects in the Goldfields region of Western Australia. 
CSA Global / Advised CSA Global on their acquisition by the world’s leading sustainability mining and exploration consultancy, ERM, which will further position ERM as a world leading advisor to the mining industry.
Pantoro Limited / We advised Pantoro Limited in relation to their recently announced joint venture and farm-in agreement with Norseman Gold Plc regarding the Central Norseman Gold Project and related $43 million placement.
Ascot Resources / We have acted for Ascot Resources on the acquisition and the recently announced sale of the Wonmunna Iron Ore Project in the Pilbara of Western Australia. The sale transaction has involved negotiation and documentation of exit from legacy arrangements in relation to previous development of the project to facilitate a clean sale.
Aguia Resources Limited / Advised Aguia Resources Limited on a variety of matters, including  its dual listing on the Toronto Venture Exchange, its CA$10.8 million capital raising to institutional and sophisticated investors, and private placement financing agreement for gross proceeds of AU$2.5 million. 
Silver Lake Resources / Advised Silver Lake Resources on their takeover offer for EganStreet Resources. Silver Lake announced they would compulsorily acquire any remaining shares not accepted as part of the takeover bid for an approximate value of $52 million. 
SolGold PLC / Advised SolGold PLC, a copper gold exploration company with assets in Ecuador, Solomon Islands and Australia, on their listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX); on their delisting from the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) and its listing on the main board of the London Stock Exchange; and on their £45M share offering and capital raising by way of a "bought deal”. 

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