Nimrod Amanuel
Lawyer
Henry Mitchell
Law Graduate
Jiashu Wang
Law Graduate
Rachel Stower
Lawyer
Chris Lin
Lawyer
Eamonn Carpenter
Sam Poulsen
Paralegal
Joel Whale
Special Counsel

Benny Sham

Partner

Benny  has over 15 years of professional practice experience advising clients in all areas of general corporate and commercial and IT/IP law.  He is valued by clients for his calm and considered approach, particularly in complex and time sensitive matters.  Benny has extensive experience advising Australian and offshore clients on ASX listings, capital raisings (including initial public offerings and secondary raisings) and public and private M&A transactions.

Benny also holds a Bachelor of Science (majoring in Computer Science) and Master of Laws specialising in intellectual property and acts on a range of intellectual property and technology matters.  He has worked across a variety of industries, including life sciences/biotech, hospitality, fast-moving consumer goods, resources, automotive, and technology and advises clients across all parts of their life cycle from start-ups to ASX listed companies through technology transfer, IP and brand protection, commercialisation, capital raisings and exit.

Prior to joining Hamilton Locke, Benny worked for global law firm Jones Day.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

M&A (public and private); Capital Markets; Securities Offers; ASX Listing Rules Compliance; Intellectual Property; Technology

AWARDS
  • Doyle’s Guide, Leading Corporate Lawyers – Queensland, 2023
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Science (specialisation in Computer Science) – University of Queensland
  • Master of Laws (specialisation in Intellectual Property) – University of Queensland
  • Admitted to practice in Queensland and High Court of Australia
SELECTED REPRESENTATIONS
  • Advising Armour Energy Limited (ASX: AJQ) on its $32m underwritten placement accelerated rights issue and convertible note issue
  • Advising Avecho Biotechnology Limited (ASX: AVE) on its $11m prospectus rights issue
  • Advising Apollo Tourism & Leisure Ltd (ASX: ATL) on its merger with Tourism Holdings Ltd (NZX: THL) by way of scheme of arrangement, and on Apollo’s related divestment of assets to Jucy
  • Advising Greenwing Resources Ltd on its placement and grant of call option to NIO, Inc., a leading EV producer, acquire up to 40% of the shares in Greenwing’s wholly-owned subsidiary Andes Litio SA, which holds the San Jorge lithium assets in Argentina, for US$80m
  • Advising Savannah Goldfields Limited (ASX: SVG) on its placement and underwritten ANREO and acquisition of Masterson Resources Pty Ltd, which owns the Georgetown gold processing assets
  • Advising Invion Limited (ASX: IVX) on its placement and SPP (prospectus offer)
  • Advising Orocobre Limited (ASX: ORE) on its merger with Galaxy Resources Limited (ASX: GXY) by way of scheme of arrangement to create Allkem, one of the world’s largest lithium chemical companies
  • Advising LGIAsuper on its acquisition of Suncorp’s superannuation business
  • Advising Benitec Biopharma Limited on its re-domiciliation to the United States by way of scheme of arrangement and listing on Nasdaq