Oliver Wright is a specialist lawyer in the Firm's Global Mining & Metals Industry Group, focused on the Americas. Prior to joining White & Case, Oliver spent a number of years in-house with investment fund Mubadala Investment Company where he was part of a core team actively managing a global mining and metals portfolio. His breadth of experience, gained as in-house counsel at Mubadala has accounted for Oliver being a global leader in the sector. Oliver has extensive experience advising on a broad range of transactions across the mining & metals sector, regularly taking the lead on project development, financing and M&A transactions.
In his prior roles, the diversity of the portfolios for which Oliver was responsible required him to advise on projects in several challenging jurisdictions, on nearly every continent, requiring an adaptable and resilient approach. Oliver advises clients in relation to deal structuring, investment risks, joint venture management, offtake arrangements and other operational matters, new country entry, and relations with host country governments.
In addition to his depth of knowledge in the mining & metals sector, Oliver has also held senior roles in the satellite telecommunications industry. Prior to joining White & Case, Oliver was General Counsel and company secretary of Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat). In this role, he led the legal, governance and compliance teams spanning the UAE and Brazil. During his tenure at Yahsat, Oliver oversaw several key milestones for the company, including the expansion of its fleet, joint venture formation and the acquisition of a complimentary satellite operator.
Prior to working in-house at Mubadala, Oliver worked for leading law firms in Australia and the Middle East for a range of clients in the resources sectors, including investors, developers and financiers.