Key Experience

  • Focuses on international cross-border mergers and acquisitions and international projects.
  • Particular emphasis on oil and gas, mining, power and infrastructure projects.
  • Has advised clients in more than 20 countries around the world with a concentration in the Asia Pacific region.

Practice

Michael Joyce's practice focuses on international cross-border mergers and acquisitions and international projects, with particular emphasis on the oil and gas, LNG, mining, power, renewables and infrastructure sectors. With over 30 years’ experience, Michael has advised clients on transactions in more than 20 countries around the world, including in Asia, the Middle East, South and Central America, the United States, Canada, Europe and Africa.

Representative Work

Michael’s recent engagements include advising:

Mergers & Acquisitions

  • JX Nippon Oil & Energy on its acquisition of an interest in an 1,100 MW gas fired power plant in the PJM market in the United States from power developer Advanced Power. We advised on all aspects acquisition including due diligence, corporate, regulatory, environmental, competition, structuring, power and gas market issues and tax.
  • An Asian National Oil Company in relation to its bid for operating oil and gas production, processing and pipeline infrastructure assets in Central Asia.
  • Advising ITOCHU in relation to its acquisition of an interest in two waste to power projects in the Philippines being built to service a major multinational food producer’s industrial food processing operations.
  • Represented Blackpeak (Holdings) Limited, an investigative research firm with offices in Singapore, Hong Kong, PRC, Japan and US in the sale of 100% of its business to Acuris, a provider of global data, intelligence, research and analysis.
  • A major Chinese metals company in relation to its successful acquisition of a 49% interest in a major Tungsten deposit in Kazakhstan from the Hong Kong based owner for US$200 million.

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