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Clive Cachia

Special Counsel
Fax +61.2.9513.2399

Mr. Cachia is a corporate transaction and project lawyer with a wealth of experience in various industries including energy, infrastructure and natural resources projects.

His experience includes corporate and securities advice to meet the capital demands of participants in these sectors, and the negotiation and preparation of project documentation such as company and asset mergers and acquisitions, incorporated and unincorporated joint venture and operating agreements, in-bound and out-bound investment arrangements, farm-in agreements, offtake and logistics agreements, royalty and split commodity agreements, drilling agreements and other service and operational arrangements.

His industry knowledge enables him to assess and provide practical and commercial responses to the multitude of legal risks affecting such projects.

Mr. Cachia also provides mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial advice to multi-national clients in the health, education and aviation sectors.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates in 2010, Mr. Cachia spent nine years working in the corporate group of a large national Australian law firm.


  • Selected for inclusion and recognised in Best Lawyers (2020) for Energy Law.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Regional Development Australia (Sydney Region) Executive Committee member
  • Law Society of NSW member
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors member
  • Australian Mining and Petroleum Law Association member
  • Australian Institute of Energy member
  • Financial Services Institute of Australia

Speaking Engagements

Mr. Cachia is regularly interviewed and presents seminars and training on energy and resources issues including disclosure obligations, foreign investment rules and project regulation.

Additional Information

  • "ASX reforms to boost capital raising in listed small to mid-cap and resources sectors" Corporate LiveWire, May 25, 2012
Projects and Transactions (Energy, Resources and Infrastructure)
  • Advising on an incorporated joint venture between an Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) listed logistics provider, and three multi-national grain traders and exporters for the development of a multi-user grain handling facility in Port Kembla, New South Wales. 
  • Advising NSW Ports on the proposed expansion of below and above rail terminal facilities at Port Botany including funding contribution obligations and ownership of relevant assets.
  • Advising a Bermuda incorporated ASX-listed entity and its investors in respect of the acquisition of a corporate group including iron ore projects in Mongolia. This also included advising upon equity and convertible note investments pre-IPO and preparing offtake and logistics agreements with a major Chinese buyer.
  • Advising an ASX-listed logistics provider in respect of its loading and out-loading services agreements with various customers at Port Hedland, Western Australia.
  • Advising on priority berthing and construction arrangements for a vessel transshipment facility at Port Hedland, Western Australia.
  • Advising a Dubai-based infrastructure and logistics services provider on the acquisition of a joint venture interest in an Australian logistics and warehousing company.
  • Advising Dateline Resources in respect of its acquisition of interests in Colorado mining exploration and processing assets including royalty arrangements.
  • Advising an NYSE-listed oil & gas exploration and production company in relation to its upstream and midstream petroleum exploration and refining projects and LNG developments including project and investment agreements with joint venturers and the State of Papua New Guinea and management, supply and sale agreements with a range of multi-national counterparties.
  • Advising an NYSE-listed oil & gas exploration and production company on its proposed acquisition of midstream and downstream refining and distribution businesses located through the South Pacific.
  • Advising on and coordinating the merger between Emperor Mines Limited and DRD Gold Limited and integration issues in Australia, Papua New Guinea and Fiji.
  • Advising a TSX-listed multinational company and its subsidiaries in relation to oil and gas drilling operational contracts for its rigs located throughout the world and ensuring Australian regulatory compliance.
  • Advising a mid-cap ASX-listed coal explorer in respect of its unincorporated joint venture with a fellow coal explorer.
  • Advising a mid-cap ASX-listed coal explorer in respect of the effective acquisition of competing exploration permits for coal applications in Queensland.
  • Advising a private equity funded start-up in respect of its acquisition of various copper and gold projects in Argentina including incorporated joint venture arrangements.
  • Advising an ASX-listed logistics provider on its acquisition of a variety of transport companies servicing various mining sectors throughout Australia.
  • Advising a TSX-listed oil and gas explorer in respect of its investment arrangements with its Australian subsidiary including review and advice regarding its unincorporated joint venture arrangements with a major U.S. petroleum producer in the Northern Territory, Australia.
  • Advising Gulf Energy Limited on potential Chinese equity investments in its upstream exploration acreage, joint operating agreements with Indian investors and service arrangements with seismic providers.
  • Advising a multi-national marine contractor in respect of Australian offshore petroleum legislation and likely regulatory developments.
  • Advising an ASX-listed bulk commodity producer in respect of its joint operating and iron ore concentrate supply agreements in Brazil.
  • Advising on project finance and acquisition of the base metal Endeavour mine in Cobar, New South Wales, Australia and various operational contracts including shiploading agreements with Newcastle Port Corporation.
  • Advising on various IPOs, rights issues and underwriting arrangements for a range of energy and resources companies listed on the ASX.
  • Advising various ASX-listed mining and petroleum on its disclosure obligations under the ASX Listing Rules and JORC Code.
  • Advising on farm-in, offtake, split commodity, royalty, supply, management and operational contracts for various oil & gas and mining clients.
  • Acting for equity & debt investors in a medical telecommunications group of companies.
  • Acting for the bidder of a retail electronics chain of stores through New South Wales.
  • Acting for owners in respect of the divestment of the Independent Private Hospitals of Australia Trust, the owner and operator of a portfolio of private hospital facilities in New South Wales and Victoria, Australia.
  • Acting on the sale of the British Movietone Newsreel Archive to Associated Press.
  • Acting for a Big 4 accounting firm in order to conduct a detailed analysis of the complex equity structure of a major energy metering service provider and which culminated in a trade sale.
  • Advising on divestments of various tourism and hospitality entities in New South Wales, Australia.
  • Acting in respect of an acquisition of an environmentally friendly building engineering firm in Australia.
  • Advising on the joint venture between two self-storage groups of companies and subsequent buy-out.
  • Acting for a property developer in respect of its equity and debt financing arrangements for the tourism and hospitality development of the former Quarantine Station site at North Head, Manly, NSW, Australia.
  • Acting for the vendors in the sale of a major hygiene service business to a UK based multi-national.
  • Acting on behalf of external administrators in a range of distressed M&A transactions in the pharmacy, health, agribusiness, software and construction industries.
  • Advising on the merger and integration of Australian, Asia Pacific and U.S. entities of a Fortune 500 transport and logistics provider including ongoing commercial and regulatory advice.
  • Advising an ASX-listed labour hire and mining services provider on its joint venture with a recruitment services provider throughout North America and Asia.
  • Advising a U.S.-based multinational on its acquisition of an Australian electronic locking product manufacturer.
Education sector
Clive's clients include various registered training organisations (RTOs), vocational schools and tuition assurance administrators and his experience includes:
  • Advising UCW on various mergers, acquisitions and investments of and in training organisations.
  • Advising Australis on its acquisitions of various Australian and South East Asian RTOs including regulatory advice, and ongoing commercial arrangements for the acquired companies.
  • Advising Catalyst Education on its regulatory requirements and funding arrangements with Commonwealth and State Governments.
  • Advising Australian Council of Private Education and Training in respect of its statutory role as a tuition assurance administrator, governance documentation and contractual arrangements with the Commonwealth.
  • Acting for Pangaea Impact Investments in respect of its purchase of a minority interest in Maths Pathway and Mastery Learning.
  • Acting for the vendors in respect of the sale of its hospitality education school in Blue Mountains (west of Sydney), Australia to Laureate Education Inc.