Justin Harris Partner

Justin is an experienced corporate lawyer specialising in corporate advisory work with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions (both public and private).

He also regularly advises on equity fundraising, and corporate law and governance matters. Being based in WA, Justin's practice has a particular focus on resources companies and service providers to them.

For nearly 20 years, Justin presented the directors’ duties module of the Company Directors Course for the Australian Institute of Company Directors



Austin Engineering

Advised on the acquisition of mining services supplier, Mainetec Pty Ltd.

Novo Resources Corp (TSX:NVO)

Advised on its acquisition of Millennium Minerals from IMC Resources for total cash and scrip consideration of approximately A$150 million, and on Australian aspects of associated equity and debt raisings.

Monadelphous Group

Advised on various acquisitions and transactions including its incorporated joint venture with Lycopodium.


Advised on the $697 million acquisition of leading underground mining contractor Barminco from Gresham Private Equity and the associated $250 million fully underwritten equity raising; and on the acquisition of a 10% interest in mining technology subsidiary idoba by Sumitomo Corporation.

Macmahon Holdings

Advised on its transaction with PT AMNT involving the acquisition of mining equipment in exchange for shares representing 44.3% of Macmahon’s capital and the award of a A$3.9 billion mining services contract in Indonesia; and on its acquisitions of specialist underground contractor GBF Group, and civil construction contractor, TMM Group.

Eastern Field Developments Limited

In the multiple Australian Takeovers Panel proceedings regarding Finders Resources Ltd and the subsequent Federal Court judicial review proceedings.

Programmed Maintenance Services Limited

Advised on its acquisition of SKILLED Group Limited by scheme of arrangement.

Apache Corporation

Advised on the sale of its Australian oil & gas business to a consortium of private equity funds managed by Macquarie Capital Limited and Brookfield Asset Management for US$2.1 billion to form Quadrant Energy (APAC Deal of the Year, Oil & Gas Council Awards 2016).


Career & qualifications


  • Master of Laws, University of London
  • Bachelor of Laws, Murdoch University


  • Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Financial Services Institute of Australasia
  • Law Council of Australia (Business Law Section, Corporations Committee)
  • Law Societies of Western Australia and New South Wales

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