Kym Livesley - Gadens

Kym Livesley

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2016
Phone: 61 2 9931 4894

Drawing on over 30 years’ experience as a corporate lawyer, Kym has developed a solid reputation for achieving the best commercial outcomes for clients.  Kym is the Head of our Sydney Corporate practice and the Global Head of our Energy and Resources group.

Kym regularly advises on capital raisings including IPOs and listings on foreign stock exchanges, takeovers, reconstructions, complex contractual agreements including JVAs, JOAs and alliances, mergers and acquisitions, directors’ duties and corporate governance issues.  Kym has also been involved in numerous reverse takeovers and backdoor listings, including those involving multiple jurisdictions.

Kym is ranked as a leading Energy and Resources lawyer in the 2016 edition of the Chambers Asia Pacific. One client has praised Kym as "one of the best lawyers I know," highlighting his "good range of experience and practical application of the law."  Another notes that he is "very articulate and well versed in the relevant legislation and provides good strategic advice."

Kym’s practice, while corporate in nature, has a strong emphasis in the energy and resources, projects, and industrial sectors.  He has substantial experience in the emerging economies of South East Asia, as well as experience in Africa, the US and South America.

Kym is a former National President of the Australian Mining and Petroleum Law Association (AMPLA), member of the Minerals Council NSW and AIPN, and is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD). 

Office Location

Level 16
77 Castlereagh Street
Sydney, NSW 2000

Practice Areas

Natural Resources Law