Adam Hastings is a partner in the Global Corporate Practice, with extensive experience in a variety of international corporate transactional and advisory work, focusing in particular on equity capital markets transactions and private and public companies operating in the mining and oil and gas sectors.

    Prior to joining Squire Patton Boggs, Adam spent a number of years as a senior lawyer in the corporate energy and natural resources team of a large global law firm, based in London, and before that in the corporate team of an Australian national firm. His experience covers a wide range of corporate transaction structures across a number of industries and jurisdictions, and he has a particular focus on sub-Saharan Africa, central Asia and the Middle East.

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    • Advising AIM listed Coal of Africa on a number of transactions, including various capital raisings, a US$100 million strategic investment by a Chinese investor, and its proposed move from AIM to the Main Market of the LSE.
    • Advising a Main Market listed mining company on its proposed share-for-share acquisition of another listed mining company by scheme of arrangement.
    • Advising an AIM listed investment company in relation to its proposed acquisition of the remaining 50% of a railway operating company (comprising a reverse takeover).
    • Advising the International Finance Corporation on a number of debt and equity investments in Nigeria, Romania, Sweden, Barbados and the UK.
    • Advising FirstGen Power on its proposed acquisition of a gas-fired power station and concurrent admission to trading on AIM (accelerated IPO).
    • Advising various investment banks, including J.P. Morgan Cazenove, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley, RBC Capital Markets and Investec in connection with a range of IPOs and other secondary capital markets transactions.


    • The University of Sydney, B.Ec., (Hons.)
    • The University of Sydney, Diploma in Law


    • England and Wales (Registered Foreign Lawyer)
    • New South Wales
    • Recommended in The Legal 500 UK 2017 for Flotations – small and mid-cap; Corporate and commercial
    • Recommended in The Legal 500 UK 2015 for M&A: mid-market, £50 million-£250 million

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