Mr Montandon has worked for over 23 years as a commercial lawyer and legal manager and was recently employed in the development of mining and infrastructure projects in Central Africa as well as corporate finance (debt and equity), acquisitions, corporate insolvencies and restructuring of mining projects.
Marc worked as General Counsel (2011-2014) for Sundance Resources Ltd, an ASX-listed company with mining projects in Cameroon and Congo. During this period, he was responsible for the company’s legal function providing legal advice and support across all areas (Project Team, Corporate Risk, Finance, Company Secretariat) and leading an internal team including a construction specialist, in-country legal and corporate advisers and paralegal and external lawyers in WA, France, UK, Congo and Cameroon.
Marc worked from 2004 to 2011 as Legal Counsel and Company Secretary for the Australian subsidiary of the multinational company, SGS, who provide industrial laboratory testing as well as maintenance, monitoring and manufacturing services to a range of industries but particularly mining, oil & gas, construction and infrastructure, public utilities and manufacturing. In this role, Marc developed the company’s legal function and was involved in drafting and negotiation of major client agreements and contracts for the development and construction of laboratory facilities across Australia, procurement of major capital equipment, business acquisitions and divestments, licensing of technology and brands and financing arrangements
After moving to Australia and completing his Australian legal qualifications, Marc worked in the early 2000s as a solicitor for major law firms, Gadens (now DLA Piper) and Clayton Utz in Perth. Prior to moving to Australia, Marc was employed from 1994 to 1998 in Switzerland by Nestlé SA, and seconded to Freshfields in the UK in 1997.
Marc was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and Western Australia in 2002 (previously admitted in the UK and Switzerland). He has a law degree from the University of Geneva and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Marc is a native French speaker and is fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese and German.