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Adam Levine

Partner
+61.8.9216.0965
Fax +61.8.9216.0901

Mr. Levine's practice is focused on mergers and acquisitions and capital markets. He advises on a broad range of commercial matters, including equity capital markets, takeovers and schemes of arrangement, business sales and acquisitions, regulatory compliance, corporate governance, and general corporate advisory work. Some of his work has involved complex, high-profile cross-jurisdictional transactions, co-coordinating legal teams in different Australian states and abroad.

Mr. Levine is also a strong supporter of start-ups and has acted for numerous start-up ventures.

While focusing on corporate issues, Mr. Levine also plays an active role in ensuring access to justice for those less fortunate in the community and proudly heads the firm's pro bono practice in Perth.

Professional Background

Mr. Levine regularly presents on legal and corporate governance issues, including to the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Company Directors' course.

Achievements

  • Recommended as one of Australia's leading Natural Resources (transactions and regulatory) lawyers, Legal 500 Asia Pacific, 2017.
  • Recognised as one of Australia’s leading Corporate/Governance practice and Mergers and Acquisitions lawyers in the Best Lawyers list for 2015 and 2016.
  • Awarded the 2015 Western Australia Attorney General’s Community Service Law Award. 

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Education Committee of the Law Society of Western Australia member
  • Mr. Levine is involved in various community-based organisations focusing on youth development and education

Speaking Engagements

Mr. Levine regularly presents on legal and corporate governance issues, including to the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Company Directors' course.
  • Advising Amara Mining PLC on the AUD118 million merger by scheme of arrangement with Perseus Mining Limited.
  • Advising Jett Capital Advisors as Lead Manager of a AUD4.71 million placement by Intermin Resources Limited to US and Australian investors; as Lead Manager of a AUD2.4 million placement by Crowd Mobile Limited to US and Australian investors; and as Lead Manager of a AUD25 million placement by Ramelius Resources Limited to U.S. and Australian investors.
  • Advising Azure Minerals Limited on a AUD15 million placement to U.S. and Australian investors and a AUD6 million share purchase plan.
  • Advising Southern Cross Electrical Engineering Limited on its AUD17 million acquisition of Datatel Communications Pty Ltd.
  • Advising Moon Lake Investments Pty Ltd on the AUD280 million acquisition of the dairy farm assets of Van Diemen's Land Company, the largest dairy farm in Australia.
  • Advising Salt Lake Mining Pty Ltd on the sale of all its shares to TSX-listed Royal Nickel Corporation; on the sale of its Widgiemooltha and Carr Boyd mining tenements to Apollo Phoenix Resources Pty Ltd; and on the refinancing of its Senior Secured Prepay Agreement with Lascaux Resource Capital Partners, LLC.
  • Advising Cott Oil and Gas Limited on the sale of its 40% interest in the PNG Pandora Gas Field to Twinza Oil Ltd.
  • Azure Minerals Limited on its AUD3.25 million equity line of credit from Sea Otter LLC.
  • Advising on the merger of not for profit entities, Balga Detached Youth Work Project Inc and Whitelion Inc.
  • Advising Practice Insight Pty Ltd on its AUD8 million share sale to IPH Limited.
  • Advising Kresta Holdings Limited on its AUD10 million acquisition of the Franklyn Blinds business.
  • Advising Azure Minerals Limited on its Promontorio (Mexico) Joint Venture with Rio Tinto.
  • Advising the Berlanga Group on its US$58 million acquisition of the Thai oil assets of Carnarvon Petroleum Limited.
  • Advising Kalari Pty Limited on the AUD12.2 million sale of its Western Australian premises and assets to the Qube group.
  • Advising Gunson Resources on its acquisition of Strandline Resources Pty Ltd and associated capital raising of a AUD2.2 million placement and AUD1.1 million share purchase plan.
  • Advising Suntarget (Hong Kong) Trading Co Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ningbo Xianfeng New Material Co., Ltd on its on-market takeover bid for Kresta Holdings Limited.
  • Advising Bluestone Global Limited on its corporate and capital restructure with the Valdez consortium.
  • Advising Chalice Gold Mines Limited on its acquisition by Canadian Plan of Arrangement of the mining interested of Coventry Resources Inc.
  • Advising Uranium Equities Limited on the demerger of its PhosEnergy business, on its placement in Energia Minerals Limited and the sub-underwriting of its non-renounceable rights issue.
  • Advising Red River Resources Limited on its response to the takeover by Iron Mountain Mining Limited.
  • Advising iiNet Limited on its AUD60 million acquisition of Adam Internet and on its AUD105 million acquisition of the Internode and Agile group of companies, and its AUD60 million acquisition of the TransACT Group.
  • Advising CGA Mining Limited on its CD1.1 billion merger by scheme of arrangement with B2Gold Corp.
  • Advising Rox Resources Limited on its share purchase plans.
  • Advising Azure Minerals Limited on its share purchase plan.
  • Advising Erin Mineral Resources limited on the demerger of its Nigerian mining assets and backdoor listing into Health Corporation Limited.
  • Advising Liontown Resources Limited on two non-renounceable rights issues.
  • Advising Strike Energy Limited on its AUD16.8 million capital raising by way of placement and non-renounceable rights issue.
  • Advising BC Iron Limited on its successful Takeovers Panel challenge of the purported termination of the Scheme Implementation Agreement with Regent Pacific Group Limited.
  • Advising Galaxy Resources Limited on its postponed dual listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and US$260 million capital raising and on aAUD91.5 million capital raising by way of convertible bonds and equity placement.
  • Advising Goldcorp Inc on the AUD3.7 billion acquisition by scheme of arrangement of Andean Resources Limited.
  • Acting for Macquarie Capital Advisers as Lead Manager of the US$100 million placement for OceanaGold Corporation on the Australia Securities Exchange (ASX), New Zealand Securities Exchange and Toronto Securities Exchange (TSX).
  • Advising Orbital Corporation Limited on the restructure of an AU19 million development incentives loan from the West Australian State Government, and on its share placement and share purchase plan.
  • Acting for Macquarie Capital Advisers as Lead Manager of the (withdrawn) dual listing of Talison Lithium Limited on the ASX and TSX.
  • Acting for Macquarie Capital Advisers as Lead Manager of the US$100 million placement for OceanaGold Corporation on the ASX, NZX and TSX.
  • Advising Aquila Resources Limited on the AUD300 million acquisition of a 15% equity stake by Baosteel Group, and the (withdrawn) demerger of its exploration business.
  • Advising Deutsche Bank as underwriters of the AUD300 million accelerated rights issue for Sigma Pharmaceutical Limited.
  • Advising HBOS plc on the AUD2.1 billion sale of the Bank of Western Australia and St Andrew's Australia Group to Commonwealth Bank.
  • Advising CHAMP Private Equity on the acquisition of the transportation business of Goulds Transport Pty Ltd.
  • Advising PwC on its acquisition of the GEM Consulting Group.
  • Advising Gresham Private Equity Limited on the acquisition of Barminco Limited.
  • Acting for the deed administrators of the Allstate Group on the reconstruction of the Allstate Group.
  • Advising Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia on the restructure of its Western Australian operations.
  • Advising Wesfarmers Limited on the sale of its chlorine business to Orica Australia Pty Ltd.
  • Advising Foodland Associated Limited on the AUD3.8 billion demerger of its Australian and New Zealand businesses and their acquisition by Metcash Trading Limited and Woolworths Limited.
  • Advising Foodland Associated Limited on its response to the AUD2.2 billion hostile takeover bid by Metcash Trading Limited.
  • Advising HBOS plc on the legal restructure and integration of the HBOS Australia Group, and  on its AUD1.05 billon acquisition of the minority interests in Bank of Western Australia Limited by two schemes of arrangements.
  • Advising Burswood Limited on its response to the AUD800 million hostile takeover bid by the PBL Group.
  • Advising Bank of Western Australia Limited on the outsourcing of its call centre operations and shared services.