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Lea Fua

Senior Associate
Fax +61.7.3233.0900

Mr. Fua is a corporate and transactional lawyer with more than 15 years' experience in capital markets and mergers and acquisitions work. Mr. Fua acts for clients across a number of industries including mining and agribusiness.

Mr. Fua has substantial experience in advising both Australian and international clients in relation to investments in Australia including foreign investment approvals in Australia, asset acquisitions and disposals, initial public offerings and secondary raisings.

Professional Background

Before starting at K&L Gates, Mr. Fua was a corporate advisory senior associate in a large Brisbane law firm.

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Law Society of Queensland member
  • Advising the owners of the Qantagri cattle business in relation to proposed capital raising
  • Advising one of the owners of a mutli-generational family owned cattle business in relation to the restructure of the shareholding of the family business
  • Advising Metallica Minerals in its proposed acquisition of a Bauxite Project in the Solomon Islands including legal due diligence and separate negotiations with upstream holders and financiers based in Hong Kong
  • Advising Metallica Minerals in the disposal of its SCONI project
  • Advising China Railway Construction Group in relation to its Australian joint venture company and its rights under the Shareholders Agreement of its incorporated joint venture
  • Advising Hong Kong listed company Fullshare Holdings in relation to its acquisition of interests in the Whisper Bay accommodation properties in Australia including seeking foreign investment approval and legal due diligence 
  • Advising Alligator Energy in relation to its joint venture interest in the Beatrice Uranium Project
  • Advising Michael Hill in the transfer of its primary listing to the ASX from the NZX and place of incorporation from NZ to Australia
  • Advising Japanese manufacturing company Nippon Eirich in relation to investments in Australia and establishing a business presence in Australia
  • Advising Laramide Resources in relation to ASX waiver applications as result of its dual listing on the TSX and ASX
  • Advising Landbridge on its $178 million takeover of Westside Corporation
  • Advising Medibio in seeking ASX waivers for cancellation of options and seeking shareholder approval
  • Advising the Queensland Rugby Football League on the proposed new Constitution of the Australian Rugby League
  • Advising Cannindah Resources on the proposed disposal of one of its key projects
  • Advising Metro Mining on a $8.9 million cornerstone investment and financing by private equity investor, Greenstone
  • Advising Aeris Resources on legal due diligence in respect of a bid for a gold mine in Australia
  • Advising Jindal Steel & Power (Australia) on its AUD $221.61 million on-market takeover offer for coal producer Gujarat NRE Coking Coal
  • Advising Bow Energy on the $535 million takeover bid by the Shell/PetroChina owned Arrow Energy
  • Advising a major player in the CSG industry on a transaction to increase its ownership of a power station
  • Advising Jindal Steel Australia on its takeover offer for Rocklands Richfields
  • Advising Cape Alumina on its IPO to raise $15 million, and its listing on the ASX
  • Advising MetroCoal on its IPO to raise $10 million, and its listing on the ASX
  • Advising Navaho Gold on its IPO to raise $9 million, and its listing on the ASX
  • Advising Red Gum Resources on its IPO to raise $4 million, and its listing on the ASX
  • Advising Metallica Minerals on its renounceable rights issue to raise $4.9 million, and at the same time sell-down a proportion of its shareholding in ASX-listed Planet Metals
  • Advising Cape Alumina on a $5 million convertible note issued to Resource Capital Fund