John Mollard is Global Head of Mining at Baker & McKenzie based in Melbourne, Australia. He is an experienced corporate lawyer who worked in China and South East Asia for more than 10 years, based out of Beijing, Hong Kong, Jakarta, HCMC and Singapore.
John regularly advises clients on significant acquisitions and joint ventures in the resource industry, with a strong track record on advising on foreign direct investment. He has participated in many of the recent coal, copper and gold M&A opportunities in Australia acting for financiers, or on the buyer or seller side. He advises on project development, infrastructure access and mineral offtake arrangements.
As the leader of the global mining group, John is assisting multinational mining corporates, trading companies and juniors enter new markets in Africa, Central and South East Asia and South America. John travels regularly to these jurisdictions working with Baker & McKenzie's local offices providing clients with the requisite local knowledge and international best practices.