Mark Paganin

Clayton Utz
Partner Perth

Mark advises boards and senior management of publicly listed and private companies on their resource and industrial activities in Australia and in foreign jurisdictions. His experience includes a nine-year term on the Australian Government's Takeovers Panel and completing a three-month executive management program at Harvard Business School.

With over 20 years' experience as a partner Mark has a deep understanding of the commercial needs of clients gained from his broad corporate, regulatory and management experience.

Mark was the recipient of a UWA Chancellor’s Medal in 2023.

Notable Work
  • Tattarang: advised on its purchase of iconic Australian company R.M. Williams from L Catterton, the largest consumer focused private equity firm in the world.
  • SALIC and Minerva Foods: advised on a joint venture between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia's agribusiness investment fund, and the Brazilian beef producer, on its acquisition of Australian Lamb Company for A$400m.
  • Extract Resources: Advised on the successful A$2.2 billion takeover bid by Taurus Mineral Limited, an entity owned by CGNPC Uranium Resources Co and the China Africa Development Fund, for AIM listed Kalahari Minerals.
  • Amcom Telecommunications: Advised on its $800m takeover by Vocus Communications.
  • Wyloo Consolidated: advised the wholly-owned portfolio company of Tattarang, on its successful $760 million on-market takeover offer for Mincor Resources NL .
  • Minara Resources: advised the ASX-listed nickel producer in connection with Glencore Investment's off-market takeover offer.
  • Conrad Asia Energy: advised the Singapore based Asian Oil and Gas company on its initial public offering and listing on the Australian Securities Exchange.
  • Sundance Resources: advised the ASX listed in respect of the A$1.37 billion proposal (subsequently terminated) by China's Hanlong (Africa) Mining Investment Limited to acquire 100% of Sundance by way of scheme of arrangement.
  • Gindalbie Metals: advised on the acquisition of interests in Gindalbie Metals by Chinese-based Anshan Iron & Steel Group Corporation, one of China’s largest steel producers.
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