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Energy and resources lawyer joins Sparkes

Energy and resources lawyer joins Sparkes

James Minchinton, Sparke Helmore Laywers

Sparke Helmore Lawyers has appointed a new partner in its Brisbane office who specialises in energy and resources law.

James Minchinton (pictured) has more than 15 years' experience practising energy and resources law, with a focus on project development from inception to operations.

Mr Minchinton has experience advising on tenure approvals, land access, overlapping tenures, environmental issues, native title and cultural heritage matters, and related Land Court litigation and mediation proceedings. He also regularly advises on the acquisition and sale of resource companies.

Prior to joining Sparke Helmore, Mr Minchinton was a partner at Corrs Chambers Westgarth.

Sparke Helmore Lawyers national managing partner Jesse Webb said: “[Mr Minchinton’s] appointment enhances our market-acknowledged mining and resources team, who have a dedicated focus on operations in Australia, and is a key step in our growth plan for Brisbane.“

He continued: “I am sure our clients in that sector will benefit from James's extensive industry experience advising on projects and M&A activities.”

Earlier this year Sparke Helmore Lawyers appointed corporate partner Mark Hickey as its new chairman of the board.

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