image of Liz HumphryLiz Humphry

Clayton Utz Partner , Perth T +61 8 9426 8471 +61 438 747 935

Liz Humphry has a diverse skill set, practising in commercial and corporate law with a particular focus on the energy and resources industry.

She has acted for a wide range of leading Australian and international organisations with regard to mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance/equity capital transactions, business structuring, projects and operational matters and Australian regulatory compliance issues.

With a strong client focus, Liz works with clients on complex legal matters to achieve robust commercial outcomes and specialises in advising boards and senior management on their activities in Australia and overseas.

Liz is a member of the Clayton Utz national board.

Liz is also the co-chair of our LGBTI program.

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Mergers & Acquisitions

Tianqi Lithium Corporation: Liz advised Tianqi on its global lithium joint venture with ASX-listed nickel and gold miner IGO Limited – one of the largest energy and resources deals in Australia for 2020, valued at A$1.9 billion.

Indika Energy: Liz advised Indika Energy on its acquisition of ASX-listed Nusantara Resources by way of scheme of arrangement in 2021.

DDH1: Liz advised DDH1 on its acquisition of ASX-listed Swick Mining by way of a scheme of arrangement in 2022.

Kirkland Lake Gold: Advised ASX, TSX and NSYE listed Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd on its successful merger of equals transaction with Agnico Eagle Mines Limited.

Altura Mining: Advised the loan note holders of Altura Mining on the distressed sale of Altura Mining to Pilbara in 2020.

Fleetwood Corporation: Liz advised Fleetwood on their acquisition of Modular Buildings Systems and associated A$60 million capital raising.

Silver Yachts: Liz advised on the sale of 66.66% of super yacht builder Silver Yachts to China Zhongwang for EUR80 million.  

Otto Energy: Liz advised Otto Energy on the $102 million divestment of its interest in the Galoc oil field to Nido Petroleum Limited.

Amcom Telecommunications: Liz advised ASX-listed telecommunications and IT company Amcom in respect of its scheme of arrangement with Vocus Communications Limited.

Macquarie Corporate and Asset Finance: Liz advised CAF on its acquisition of an interest in power generation company Uon Pty Ltd.

Squadron Energy: Liz advised Squadron Energy on its proposed acquisition by scheme of arrangement, together with Federation Asset Management Holdings, of 100% of ASX-listed Windlab's ordinary shares, valuing the target at approximately A$70 million.

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Equity Capital Markets / IPOs

Kirkland Lakes Gold: Liz advised Kirkland Lakes Gold on its secondary listing on ASX, the largest listing by market capitalisation on ASX in 2017.

Indika Energy: Liz advised Indika Energy on their cornerstone investment in ASX-listed Nusantara Resources.

Empire Oil & Gas: Liz advised Empire on its rights issue and capital raising following the acquisition of ERM's interest in its joint venture assets.

Macquarie Bank Limited: Liz advised Macquarie on its role of underwriter and lead manager with respect to a number of capital raisings.

Energy World Corporation Limited: Liz advised ASX-listed Energy World Corporation Limited in connection with a successful A$65m capital raising.

Hot Copper: Liz advised HotCopper on its non-renounceable pro rata entitlement offer to raise A$6.9 million from existing shareholders to partly fund the acquisition of Canadian domiciled Stockhouse.

Canaccord Genuity (Australia) Limited and Bell Potter Securities Limited:  Liz regularly acts for Canaccord in relation to its role as lead manager and underwriter on various capital raisings.

DUG Technology: Liz advised DUG Technology on its initial public offering and listing on the Australian Securities Exchange and subsequent capital raisings.

Metal Tiger plc: Liz advised Metal Tiger on its secondary listing on the ASX and subsequent capital raisings.

Energy World Corporation Limited: Liz advised Energy World Corporation Limited with its successful A$65m capital raising.

Almonty: Liz advised TSX-listed Almonty Industries on its secondary listing and $25m capital raising on ASX.

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Energy and Resources

Tianqi Lithium Australia: Liz advised Tianqi Lithium Australia on its joint venture with ASX-listed IGO limited. The deal, valuing IGO’s investment at A$1.9 billion, was one of the largest energy and resources deals in Australia throughout 2021. The joint venture comprises the Greenbushes lithium concentrate mining operations and Kwinana Lithium Hydroxide Plant, both located in Western Australia.

Endeavour Mining Corporation: Liz advised on the sale by Endeavour of its Nzema gold mine in Ghana to BCM International.

Rey Resources Limited: Liz advised Rey Resources on its acquisition and development of onshore petroleum permits in the Perth Basin and Canning Basin regions of Western Australia.

Empire Oil & Gas Limited: Liz advised Empire on the buy out of ERM Power's interest in the Perth basin.

IMX Resources: Liz advised on the joint venture of its Ntaka Hill Nickel Project in Tanzania with private equity fund, Fig Tree Resources.

Peak Iron: Liz advised Peak Iron on its acquisition of Arrium's iron ore assets and the development and operations of a number of iron ore projects throughout SA and NT.

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