Rodney

Holborn

Rodney Holborn

I was educated in Zimbabwe and subsequently graduated from Rhodes University, South Africa with BA / LLB degrees.

I practised as partner in charge of civil litigation in a South African law firm for 13 years and have since practised as a commercial lawyer in Perth since 1994 (including 2 years as in house counsel for a listed Australian mining company).

My principal experience is in the following areas:

Commercial agreements

Reviewing, negotiating and drafting various commercial agreements including:

  • Sales of businesses and shares;
  • Shareholder Agreements;
  • Partnership Agreements;
  • Services Agreements;
  • Leases;
  • Licence Agreements;
  • Agency and Distributorship Agreements;
  • Loans (and associated caveats / PPSR registrations);
  • General Conditions of Sale;
  • Trusts.

Wills and Estate Planning

  • Standard Wills;
  • Wills with Testamentary Trusts;
  • Succession planning relating to family trusts and Self Managed Superannuation Funds;
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney and Enduring Powers of Guardianship.
  • “Granny Flat” agreements.

Deceased Estates

  • Probate;
  • Transfers of land (Survivorship applications, Transmission applications);
  • Deeds of Family Arrangement;
  • Administration of estates.

Mineral Exploration

I have approximately 10 years’ experience negotiating and preparing agreements for listed multinationals and Australian listed mining companies, mostly relating to the mineral exploration industry and including:

  • joint venture agreements;
  • native title access (Heritage Protection) agreements;
  • service agreements;
  • confidentiality agreements;
  • project sale and tenements sale agreements.

As regards my approach to the preparation of agreements:

I favour agreements simplified and shortened as far as possible by limiting non-essential material; and

I usually promote the use of preliminary bullet point Terms Sheets to enable parties to identify and resolve potential issues before incurring the cost of drafting a full form agreement.

Holborn Lenhoff Massey

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