Jurisdiction - Australia
Asia Pacific – Freehills Head Mining Partner, John Tivey Joins White & Case.


26 June, 2012
Global law firm White & Case LLP is strengthening its global mining capabilities with the hire of John Tivey, who joins the Firm as a partner from Freehills in Melbourne, Australia, where he headed that firm’s mining practice. 
John will lead White & Case’s Global Mining and Metals Industry Group from Asia where he will split his time between the Firm’s Singapore and Hong Kong offices.
John brings to White & Case extensive experience in the mining and energy sectors, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region. He has significant experience in the mining industry, having worked as in-house counsel for both junior and major mining houses and having advised participants in the industry as a Partner at Freehills for 14 years. Within Asia, he has deal experience in Singapore, Indonesia and the Philippines, and has advised Chinese state-owned enterprises on their investments into Australia.
John’s recent experience includes advising Minmetals Resources Limited (HKSX listed) on the CAD$1.33 billion acquisition of Anvil Mining, a company dual listed on the Toronto and Australian Stock Exchanges with copper mining assets in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Art Scavone, White & Case’s global head of project finance, stated: “The Firm is widely regarded as a market leader for mining work worldwide. We are very pleased to be able to align John’s mining industry experience with our existing international footprint. John Tivey is a terrific addition to our global team and we are delighted to have him on board.”
Asia Section Head, Barrye Wall, added: “We are committed to bringing the best capabilities to our clients.  John will enable us to consolidate our leading position in mining and metals both in Asia and globally. ”
John holds Bachelor of Economics, Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws degrees from Monash University in Melbourne.
For further information, please contact:
Susan Byrnes, White & Case 
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