"Memery Crystal LLP’s clients rate the firm for its ‘pragmatism and good value for money’. Michael Dawes (‘technically excellent and fun to work with’) heads the practice, which has seen a significant increase in banking and debt finance matters. Dawes advised Pala Investments on the $10m bridge financing of Alufer Mining’s bauxite project in Guinea. Other clients include Nyota Minerals, Shanta Gold and new client African Thunder Platinum."The Legal 500 UK - 2016
When it comes to Natural Resources we drill deeper
At a glance
Natural Resources law is a cornerstone of our firm and it’s a passion. Our 20-strong specialist team of lawyers are immersed in the sector. We’ve experienced industry downturns, upturns and been early advocates for businesses exploring new and sustainable energy sources.
Michael DawesPartner, Head of Corporate
Nikola Lowry-LeeSenior Associate
Mark O’DonnellSenior Associate
Melanie Talbot (née Jory)Director
Our firm works internationally with businesses in the oil & gas, mining and renewable energy markets. At the top-end our clients include FTSE main market-listed companies.
Our corporate finance and ECM teams advise on public and private equity and debt finance for natural resources companies and investors, as well as M&A and strategic investments and disposals.
Memery Crystal also has the pre-eminent natural resources litigation team. The team has been involved in some of the highest-profile disputes cases within this sector in the last 10 years, winning “Litigation Team of the Year” and “Disputes Team of the Year” in 2014.
Main market listings including Gulf Keystone Petroleum Limited, Green Dragon Gas and Tharisa PLC.
AIM listings including Gulf Keystone Petroleum Limited, Discovery Metals, Nyota Minerals, Tlou Energy, San Leon Energy, MDM Engineering Group, Mkango Resources and Shanta Mining.
Acted on behalf of a borrower in the natural resources sector in relation to the re-organisation and re-financing of the group’s debt structure.
Advised Petra Diamonds Limited on the issue of a $300 million high yield bond.
Acted for an environmental consultancy group of companies in their £20m acquisition of a drilling equipment supplier and services provider.
Acted for a private investment fund in respect of term loan facilities to Guinea-based and Burundi-based mining companies.
Advised Emerald Energy Plc on its acquisition by Sinochem for £500 million by way of a scheme of arrangement.