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Our natural resources experience

Our team’s experience acting on natural resources and renewable energy transactions includes Oil and Gas, Mining and Renewable Energy

Oil & Gas

  • Edge Resources Inc.  acted for this TSXV Canadian oil & gas exploration and production company on its dual listing on AIM and on its $5 million UK placing
  • Trap Oil Group plc – acted for FirstEnergy Capital and Mirabaud Securities on the £4.3 million placing for this AIM-listed independent North Sea oil and gas company
  • Rialto Energy Limited - acted for this Australian listed oil & gas exploration and production company on its secondary listing on AIM and A$88 million financing to develop its Ivory Coast assets
  • Rubis Energy - acted for this listed French petroleum and chemicals company on the UK aspects of its acquisition of the downstream oil activities of Chevron in the Eastern Caribbean, French Antilles and Central America.
  • Plexus Holdings plc - £6.2 placing of new and existing ordinary shares for this AIM-listed leading specialist oil and gas wellhead services company
  • Magnolia Petroleum plc - acted for Daniel Stewart and Company Plc, in its role as nominated adviser and broker, and Northland Capital Partners as joint broker, on the placing and admission to AIM of this onshore US-focused oil and gas E & P company
  • Shoreline Energy Corp - acting for this Canadian oil & gas company on the UK aspects of its $39 million prospectus offering in connection with its TSX IPO and acquisition of assets in Western Canada
  • Rialto Energy Limited - acting for Ivory Coast oil & gas exploration company CLNR Holdings on its $17 million asset acquisition and sale to ASX-listed Rialto Energy; we now act as UK counsel to Rialto
  • San Leon Energy plc – acted for the nominated adviser Daniel Stewart & Co. on the AIM admission of this Irish oil & gas exploration company with assets in Europe, Africa and North America, which had a market capitalisation of over £100 million on admission
  • Cardinal Resources plc - admission to AIM and $20 million placing; $20 million acquisition of Rudis Drilling Company; $50 million PIK Note financing with a US hedge fund; strategic investment and management agreement with Colombian-focussed Condor Exploration and $35 loan facility; $71 million sale of its Ukrainian assets to the Kuwait Energy Company
  • Coastal Energy Limited - acted for the broker on a $16 million secondary fundraising for this AIM and TSX-listed oil & gas producer with assets in Thailand
  • Plexus Group plc – acting generally for this AIM-listed oil & gas services company
  • CEP Petroleum International - acted for broker Fox-Davies Capital on the $40 million pre-IPO placing of this Canadian company with assets in Russia
  • Grove Energy, ASX-listed Nido Petroleum Limited and Virgo Energy Limited - sale of their collective UK North Sea assets to AIM-listed EnCore Oil plc
  • Gasol plc - acting for Gasol plc on its re-admission to AIM following an acquisition and placing
  • Acted for a Ukrainian oil & gas producer on its proposed contested merger with an AIM-listed oil & gas company
  • Acted for a US-based shale gas producer on its proposed $30 million pre-IPO fundraising in the UK
  • Acted for a UK oil & gas services company on its seismic technology licensing agreements
  • Acted for a US-based company on an international alliance agreement in respect of gas trading services
  • Acted for an oil major in a LCIA arbitration in London in relation to disputes arising under a partnership agreement
  • Acted for a major energy company in an oil field concession dispute in a LCIA arbitration in London
  • Acted for a Japanese gas company in a claim against a Middle Eastern company and a government state regarding a joint operating agreement and energy concessions subject to UNCITRAL arbitration rules


  • UrAmerica Limited  - acted for this Argentinean uranium explorer in connection with an Investment Agreement and  Strategic Alliance Agreement with major uranium producer Cameco Global pursuant to which Cameco subscribed US$10 million in consideration for 19.9% of the issued share capital in the Company and was granted an exclusive right to acquire 70% of future deposits
  • Fluormin plc – acted for nominated adviser and broker Westhouse Securities Limited in connection with the admission to AIM of this fluorspar production and exploration company with operations in South Africa and Tunisia
  • Ortac Resources Limited – acted for broker Seymour Pierce on the £8.4 million secondary placing for this AIM-listed company with gold assets in Slovakia
  • Solomon Gold plc – acted for this AIM-listed company on its £15 million secondary placing to fund its exploration program in the Solomon Islands
  • Chaarat Gold Holding plc - acted for a significant shareholder group on its investment and reorganisation of this AIM-listed gold company
  • Pathfinder Minerals plc – acted for broker Daniel Stewart & Co on the reverse takeover by this AIM-listed company of IM Minerals Limited, a company with licences to mine heavy minerals sands in Mozambique, re-admission to AIM and related placing
  • Triple Plate Junction plc – acted for broker Daniel Stewart & Co on £2.5 million placing and issue of warrants over 2% of the issued share capital of this AIM-listed gold producer with assets in Papua New Guinea, Viet Nam and other South East Asian countries
  • Sumatra Copper & Gold – acted for this ASX-listed mining company on its A$2.5 million secondary placing
  • Centamin Egypt Limited – acted as UK special counsel on a $60 million secondary offering by this AIM (now Main Market) and TSX-listed gold producer
  • UrAmerica Limited – acted for this Argentine uranium producer on its pre-IPO fundraisings and strategic investment by AIM-listed Niger Uranium
  • Firestone Diamonds plc - acted for joint brokers in connection with a £5 million secondary placing of a diamond producer with assets in Botswana and South Africa
  • Kopane Diamond Developments plc - acted for broker in connection with £7 million secondary placing of this AIM-listed diamond producer in Lesotho

Renewable Energy

  • Renewable Power & Light plc - acquisition of two dual-fuelled power plants in the Northeastern United States, AIM admission and £40 million placing, as well as a subsequent £10 million placing
  • AFC Energy plc – acted for nominated adviser on a £2 million secondary placing for this AIM-listed developer of low cost alkaline fuel cells
  • Bass Energy Limited – acted for this Australian wind power developer on its pre-IPO fundraising and joint venture arrangements with Blenheim Energy plc
  • Acting for a US-based biogas conditioning company on its proposed AIM-listing and £20 million financing
  • Acted for an Australasian producer of palm oil for the purposes of refining into bio-fuel in connection with its proposed admission to AIM and related fundraisings

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Richie Clark
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