Energy & Resources Law (formerly AMPLA Ltd) is governed by a national Board of Directors. The 2019-2023 Board is:

Mr Hemang Shah, Director

Of Counsel, Jones Day

Hemang Shah has advised on transactions with an aggregate value in excess of A$100 billion. He is an accomplished corporate lawyer in public and private M&A, equity capital markets, complex business transactions, and IPOs in Australia and abroad. His clients operate in a wide variety of business sectors including infrastructure, financial services, technology, and mining.

Prior to joining Jones Day in 2018, Hemang represented numerous clients including a 25 percent consortium member in the successful A$7.6bn bid for Endeavour Energy from the New South Wales government. In 2011, Hemang joined ASX-listed Gloucester Coal as one of the youngest general counsels on the ASX 200. In this role he led the company through a major capital raising and associated acquisitions as well as their merger with Chinese controlled Yancoal. Hemang was appointed general counsel of the listed merged group, Yancoal Australia, with mining assets totaling A$8 billion. During this time he also was a director of Middlemount Coal, an incorporated joint venture between Yancoal and Peabody.

Hemang lectures at the University of New South Wales as part of their Founders Program designed to inspire entrepreneurial thinking. He also was an advisory committee member of the Australian Association of Mining and Exploration Companies, was part of FinTech Australia's Equity/Debt Crowdfunding Working Group that reviewed proposed amendments to the fundraising provisions of the Australian Corporations Act, and participated in Tata Consultancy Services' Future Leaders Summit. Hemang regularly provides pro bono legal services, most recently giving assistance to the Gidget Foundation, a nonprofit organization supporting the emotional well-being of expectant and new parents.


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