Independent Consultant

Robert Hamill

Public Companies & Corporate Governance, Financial Services M&A, Capital Markets

"He is very experienced, knowledgeable, commercially shrewd …and effective." "He provides excellent advice and guidance on industry and corporate transactions."

Chambers UK


Clients turn to Robert Hamill (he/him) for his counsel on corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures. He has particular experience acting for listed companies and their boards pursuing "buy and build" strategies across various industry sectors including mining, energy, industrials, and TMT.

He has served clients including Sumitomo Mines & Metals, Cornish Lithium, and BP.




  • Cornish Lithium plc on a landmark US$67 million investment made by a group of leading institutional investors, including the UK Infrastructure Bank, Energy & Minerals Group (EMG) and TechMet.
  • Tungsten West plc on its IPO on AIM including a £39 million equity fundraise and £36 million debt financing from Orion.
  • Toro Gold, the privately held gold producer with its main asset in Senegal, on the sale of its entire share capital to Resolute Mining for c.US$300 million.
  • Sumitomo Mines & Metals (in consortium with Sumitomo Corporation) on the acquisition of a 30% stake in the Quebrada Blanco phase 2 Copper development in Chile for US$1.2 billion.
  • Toro Gold on a $40 million investment by an Africa focused private equity fund.


  • “Robert Hamill is best known for advising oil and gas companies on acquisitions, restructurings and fund-raisings. He has a strong knowledge of transactions in West Africa. ‘He's very capable and responsive.’ ‘He shows excellent commercial awareness.’" – Chambers UK
  • A “class act” (Oil and Gas). ­– Legal 500
  • Ranked in the Top 50 Global M&A Lawyers list by the Global M&A Network
  • “’He is a brilliant lawyer who is shrewd, direct and experienced.’" – Chambers UK
  • “A key lawyer for Emerging Markets, Equity Capital Markets, Media and Entertainment, and M&A. ‘My primary contact was Rob Hamill. He is brilliant; shrewd, direct, experienced. I would feel comfortable going to him with any new projects.’ (Oil and Gas); 'Rob Hamill has seen it all: very commercial and client focused, and a calm presence in the turbulence of a deal’” (M&A). – Legal 500


  • The College of Law, Chester
  • Sheffield University, LLB (Hons)


  • England und Wales