Simon O'Loughlin | Consultant

Simon holds a Law Society (SA) Certificate in Law as well as a Bachelor of Arts (Accounting) from the University of South Australia and is admitted to the South Australian and New South Wales Supreme Courts and High Court of Australia.

Simon founded O’Loughlins Lawyers in 1993 after being a Partner at O’Loughlin Robertson, and also Minter Ellison Baker O’Loughlin, where he was a member of the Executive Committee and the Finance Partner. Although retiring from the partnership in 2017, Simon continues to consult for the firm, and remains a member of Executive Committee

Simon has acted for the following companies in connection with IPOs or other forms of capital raising:

  • Minotaur Resources Ltd
  • Petratherm Ltd
  • Prophecy International Holdings Ltd
  • Mithril Resources Ltd
  • Cryptome Pharmaceuticals Ltd;
  • Flinders Diamonds Ltd
  • Red Metal Ltd
  • Homeloans Ltd (reset preference share issue)
  • Waymouth Resources Ltd
  • Niquest Ltd (now Ferraus Limited)
  • Minotaur Exploration Ltd
  • Metgasco Ltd
  • Western Plains Gold Ltd
  • Hindmarsh Resources Ltd

Simon has also acted:

  • for the SA government in relation to indemnification and sub-participation arrangements concerning State Bank of South Australia (1992-93)
  • for Minotaur Exploration Ltd (formerly Minotaur Gold NL) since 1995 - including in relation to splitting and spin off of Minotaur Gold NL (now Redport Ltd), strategic alliance with BHP Billiton Ltd, purchase of interests in Prominent Hill joint venture from BHP Billiton Ltd and Newmont Mining Ltd, joint venture agreement with Oxiana Ltd and various capital raisings
  • for Minotaur Resources Ltd in respect of merger with Oxiana Ltd following de-merger of exploration business (transaction value in excess of $100 million)
  • for Homeloans Ltd in relation to reset preference share issue
  • for Red Metal Ltd in its acquisition from, and strategic alliance agreement with, Phelps Dodge Corporation in relation to Phelps Dodge Australian exploration assets
  • in relation to various “back door” listings

Principal Areas of Practice

  • Corporate Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Capital Raisings and Prospectuses
  • Real Estate Law
  • Mining Law


Professional Memberships

Simon's memberships include:

  • Law Society of South Australia
  • Law Council of Australia
  • Taxation Institute of Australia (former
  • Chairman)
  • Directorships of a number of resource companies
  • Chairman of Lawson Gold Ltd, Kibaran Resources and Petratherm

Non-Executive Director of:

  • Chesser Resources Limited
  • WCP Resources Limited
  • Reproductive Health Science Ltd
  • Crest Minerals Ltd
  • Goldminex Ltd


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