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Catherine Johns

Special Counsel – Corporate, M&A and Private Equity; Energy and Resources

Catherine has over 25 years’ experience in the areas of corporate law and energy and resources.  Catherine enjoys the challenge of finding constructive and commercial legal solutions to problems and helping businesses to implement transactions and long-term projects. Working as in-house counsel for many years for mining and oil and gas engineering companies, Catherine has broad experience and an appreciation of the various challenges faced by businesses during different phases of project acquisition, development and operations.   

Catherine has a proven record supporting and working with CEOs and CFOs, boards, executives and operational teams, and assisting businesses across a wide range of legal issues.   Catherine has considerable experience in project development, negotiation and drafting complex commercial agreements, mining agreements, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence and corporate transactions.

Prior to joining Hamilton Locke, Catherine worked as in-house counsel at LeadFX Inc., Regis Resources Limited, Moly Mines Limited, Kvaerner Oil and Gas Australia, Genesis Oil and Gas Consultants, and in firms including HWL Ebsworth, Corrs, and Huston Partners.

Catherine Johns
T: +61 8 6311 9160


Energy and Resources; Commercial Contracting; Corporate Advisory; Mergers and Acquisitions