Andrew Corletto
Partner, Adelaide
I focus on major projects as well as mergers and acquisitions. I advise clients across a range of sectors, including energy and resources, agribusiness and equity capital markets. I aim to provide pragmatic, commercial advice supported by a high degree of technical expertise and deep industry knowledge. Clients value my proactive approach and ability to deliver simple and understandable advice.

I have consistently been named as one of Australia's best lawyers by Best Lawyers Australia in the categories: mining law, energy law, corporate law, M&A law, oil and gas law and in 2016, equity capital markets. I was also named as a pre-eminent energy & resources lawyer in South Australia by Doyle's Guide in 2018 and 2019 and Lawyer of the Year in Mining Law in South Australia by Best Lawyers Australia in 2019. 

Career highlights

  • Shanghai CRED Real Estate Stock Co., Limited – acted in relation to its takeover bid for S. Kidman & Co Limited, which was made jointly with Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd
  • PosGold Limited – advised on its $4 billion merger with Normandy Mining Limited and Gold Mines of Kalgoorlie Limited, which created Australia’s largest gold mining company
  • Elders Limited – guided the company in its successful takeover of Australian Agricultural Company Limited
  • Commonwealth Office of Asset Sales – assisted with its sale by tender of a government business enterprise
  • Argo Global Listed Infrastructure Limited – advised the listed investment company (LIC) on its successful $500 million initial public offering (IPO), making it the first LIC listed on the Australian Securities Exchange dealing exclusively with offshore listed infrastructure investments
  • Beston Global Food Company Limited – acted in relation to the company’s $100 million IPO
  • Hillgrove Resources Limited – helped the company establish its Kanmantoo Copper Mine
  • Worked on the $1.8 billion three-way merger of Argo Investments Limited, Bounty Investments Limited and Wakefield Investments Limited, which created Australia's second-largest LIC
  • Advised on the $1 billion merger of Newmont Mining’s Kalgoorlie assets