Irfaan Rashid
Maddie Morgan
Suwathie Rajeswaran
Lana Knaggs
Akshya Perera
Sally Yang
Gonzalo Castro
Maddison Morgan

Shaun Hardcastle

Partner, Head of Corporate

Shaun has built a reputation in delivering strategic, commercial advice and innovative solutions to his clients and their complex commercial transactions.

Shaun specialises in corporate, commercial and securities law. His expertise includes a broad range of cross-border and domestic transactions including, equity capital markets, mergers & acquisitions, joint ventures, corporate restructuring and corporate governance.

Shaun has worked across a range of industry sectors, including mining and resources, technology (including fintech, biotech and medtech), medicinal cannabis, mining services, and food & beverage.

Shaun is a trusted advisor to many ASX listed companies and private businesses and often advises on all phases of their growth profile, from their start-up to public listing or private trade sale.

Shaun has experience working in Australia and overseas and prior to joining Hamilton Locke worked at HWL Ebsworth Lawyers, Bellanhouse Lawyers, Herbert Smith Freehills, Carey Olsen in the Cayman Islands and in-house counsel at INPEX. Shaun also sits as a non-executive director of various ASX listed companies.


Capital Markets; Joint Ventures; Equity Capital Markets; Corporate Restructuring; Commercial Contracting; Project Finance; Corporate Governance; Energy and Resources; Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Best Lawyers (Australia), Corporate Law 2021 – 2025
  • Best Lawyers (Australia), Equity Capital Markets 2021 – 2025
  • Best Lawyers (Australia), Mergers and Acquisitions Law 2021 – 2025
  • Doyles, Recommended Corporate Lawyer – Western Australia 2017-2021
  • Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws – The University of Western Australia
  • Admitted to practice in Western Australia and the Cayman Islands
  • Advised Bellevue Gold Ltd on over $385 million in capital raisings.
  • Advised Macquarie Capital (Australia) Ltd, Canaccord Genuity (Australia) Ltd and Argonaut PCF Limited as underwriters to Global Lithium’s $110m capital raising.
  • Advised Firefly Resources on its $160 million merger by way of scheme of arrangement with Gascoyne Resources.
  • Advised Green Technology Metals Ltd on its IPO and ASX listing and subsequent $55 million placement.
  • Advised James Bay Minerals Ltd on its IPO and ASX listing.
  • Advised Revolver Resources Holdings Ltd on its IPO and ASX listing.
  • Advised Argenica Therapeutics on its IPO and ASX listing.
  • Advised Canaccord Genuity (Australia) as underwriter’s to De Grey Mining’s $125m placement.
  • Advised Calidus Resources on over $100 million in capital raisings.
  • Advised Auteco Minerals Ltd on its acquisition of the Pickle Crow Project in Ontario, Canada and associated capital raisings.
  • Advised Canaccord Genuity (Australia) Ltd and Morgans Corporate Limited as underwriters to Panoramic Resources’ $90m placement and accelerated rights issue.
  • Other recent IPOs include: Bellavista Resources Ltd; Lithium Universe Limited; Botala Energy Limited; Midas Minerals Ltd; Sparc Technologies Ltd; Parabellum Resources Ltd; Metal Hawk Ltd; Mt Monger Resources Ltd; Kingfisher Mining Ltd; Dynamic Group Holdings Ltd; Mitre Mining Corporation; Intelicare Holdings Ltd; Live Verdure Ltd; Mont Royal Resources Ltd; Black Mountain Energy Ltd; Osteopore Ltd; African Gold Ltd; EMvision Medical Devices Ltd.