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Meredith Campion

Partner

Meredith practices in the areas of Corporate, Commercial and Energy and Resources Law and has advised on a wide range of commercial transactions including takeovers, mergers, acquisitions, disposals, capital raisings, joint ventures and mining operational agreements.

She has conducted comprehensive compliance and due diligence programs in those areas. Meredith has considerable experience in offshore transactions, having advised on a number of cross border transactions, capital raisings and listings.

Meredith was awarded "Best in Energy & Natural Resources" at the Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law Awards in 2018. She was included in the 100 Global Inspirational Women in Mining in December 2013 and has been voted by her peers as one of Australia's Best Lawyers for Corporate work and M&A. Meredith has been recognised by Legal 500 Australia as a leading individual within the Energy ranking for the past three years. Legal 500 2019 says Meredith Campion "stands head and shoulders above the rest and is invaluable to clients". Chambers 2019 says Meredith is noted for her expertise in the natural resources sector on cross-border listings. A referee states "She is hard-working, very confident, timely and has very good commercial sense - not just the law but interpreting the commercial issues." Further, it was noted that she "has very good interpersonal skills and is very good in negotiations, with the ability to keep people on the main points and push things forward."

Experience

Representative matters

Fortescue Limited on corporate governance matters and on project acquisitions, disposals and joint ventures in relation to its iron ore business, port and rail infrastructure and its green energy business.
 
A gas and oil company on its 50:50 joint venture with the Adani Group in relation to certain LNG assets, the establishment of a co-branded retail network of 1,500 service stations and an onshore LNG marketing business in India and the establishment of an offshore LNG marketing business in Singapore through a separate 50:50 joint venture between the gas and oil company and the Adani Group.
 
OreCorp Limited, the ASX listed gold developer, on the acquisition of the Nyanzaga Gold Project in Tanzania, on negotiations with the Government of Tanzania in relation to a Special Mining Licence, Framework Agreement and Shareholders Agreement and on the proposed acquisition of OreCorp by TSX listed Silvercorp by way of a scheme of arrangement and two subsequent competing takeover offers.
 
A diversified materials manufacturer on its acquisition of a 30% stake in the Mantoverde Copper Mine in Chile, including the negotiation of long-term offtake arrangements and a shareholders agreement.
 
A gas and oil company on its USD490m acquisition of 50% of Adani Green Energy Twenty Three Limited (the JV), an Indian entity incorporated by Adani Green Energy Limited (AGEL) to own a 2G solar portfolio in operation.

Pro bono

Mentor in the Mentor Walks program hosted in Perth by Fortescue Limited. Mentor Walks connects entrepreneurs and businesswomen with inspiring female CEOs, Directors, Executives and Founders to a build a strong network and have access to advice which is profoundly important in the career progression of women. 

Working with Lady Lawley Cottage which provides a day care, residential respite and home support for children with disabilities and their families.
 
Working with the Salvation Army on the Restorative Life Care Programme sessions for The Beacon Homelessness Service.

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • AMPLA, The Resource & Energy Law Association
  • Member, Law Society of Western Australia
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors
Recognition
Meredith Campion, who stands head and shoulders above the rest and is invaluable to clients.
Legal 500, 2019
The ‘knowledgeable’ Meredith Campion gives ‘sound, commercial advice at all times’; clients ‘trust her implicitly after many tough, varying and challenging corporate actions.’
Legal 500, 2019

Awards

  • Best in Energy & Natural Resources, Euromoney Asia Women in Business Law Awards, 2018

Qualifications

Admissions

Registered Foreign Lawyer, England and Wales, 2010

Admitted as a solicitor, Western Australia, Australia, 1993

Academic

Bachelor of Arts (Hons), The University of Western Australia

Bachelor of Laws, The University of Western Australia

Diploma of Education, The University of Western Australia

Languages

French, German
Disclaimer
A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.