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Paul Harley

Paul is a Partner and the head of our leading Resources and Energy practice in Perth.

Office location: Perth
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Paul advises on a wide range of transactions and issues in the project lifecycle, including resource, infrastructure and land tenure issues, corporate and commercial matters and project acquisition, divestment and structuring. He has experience on financing projects, from an equity and debt perspective, having gained experience in both London and Sydney working with international lenders and equity stakeholders on M&A transactions, project development and project financing.

Paul acts for a mix of resources and energy companies, infrastructure clients and mining service providers.  He has been involved in the resources and energy industries in Western Australia throughout his career having worked at international firms, regulatory bodies and as a principal in niche firm Hunt & Humphry which merged with HopgoodGanim on 1 July 2017.

Paul is repeatedly recognised in leading publications, listed as a Leading Energy & Resources Lawyers by Doyle's Guide, Western Australia 2018 and 2019 and most recently named in The Best Lawyers™ in Australia 2020–2023 editions as a leading Australian practitioner in Mining Law; and 2023 Natural Resources Law.

Publications by Paul Harley