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Our Legal Consultant

Mr. James Hutton

Partner MinterEllison

James is a leading lawyer in the provision of corporate advisory services. James specialises in corporate advisory including capital markets and merger and acquisition (M&A) issues, and has over 25 years’ experience in equity and hybrid capital raisings, corporate finance transactions, and public and private M&A dealings.

Equipped with a strong reputation as a strategic adviser to company boards, independent directors and government and charitable bodies, James takes a commercial and practical approach to advising his clients in complex corporate matters. James’ advisory roles include corporate governance issues, Corporations Act and stock exchange listing requirements and regulatory reviews. He also draws heavily on a previous lengthy in-house secondment as General Counsel of Minara Resources (formerly Anaconda Nickel).

James is also recognised as a leading lawyer in the medical research and commercialisation, biosciences, pharmaceuticals industries as well as the retirement living and health and aged care sectors. He provides both corporate advisory expertise and leads transactions in venture capital, capital markets and pre-IPO fundraising, IPOs, post-listing capital raisings, commercialisation and mergers and acquisitions.  He acts for Australia’s largest life sciences fund, the Medical Research Commercialisation Fund.

James has worked in the life sciences sector for over 20 years and is a regular industry speaker, including as standing guest lecturer at the University of Melbourne’s Business School MBA program. James is the legal advisor to, and has been a non-executive director of, HerHeart Limited, a not-for-profit organisation aimed at raising awareness of women’s heart disease.

Overall, James has many industry clients, putting him at the forefront of any top tier corporate law firm expertise and experience in this sector.