Michael is a partner in Gilbert + Tobin’s Energy + Resources group.
A specialist in mining and resources law, Michael advises in relation to joint ventures and strategic alliances, development agreements and project commercialisation.
Michael’s overseas experience has now covered in excess of 50 countries, many of which have been visited during the course of providing advice. Michael has a particular reputation for advising clients with projects in Africa.
An internationally renowned leader in resources law, Michael has been recognised in various legal publications including Who’s Who Legal, Doyle's Guide, the Australian Financial Review’s Best Lawyers listing of Australia’s top mining lawyers and Chambers Asia Pacific and Legal500.
The Chambers 2019 Asia Pacific guide said Michael Blakiston is highly regarded in the market for capital markets and joint venture transactions as well as his experience in handling mining projects across the world, particularly in Africa. Clients say: "He is very pragmatic with advice, in that he has a good balance between legal risk and commercial reality."
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