is special counsel for DLA Piper. Her core legal skills are advising clients on joint ventures and commercial agreements. Cheryl has experience in the energy, oil and gas and mining industries both in Australia and internationally and has advised clients in the drafting and negotiation of farm-in agreements, unincorporated and incorporated joint ventures, royalties, production-sharing contracts, concession contracts, joint-venture agreements, joint operating agreements and other commercial agreements. She has recently been involved in advising the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and, in particular, the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum on the preparation of the new Minerals Law for Afghanistan. Cheryl is a member of the Law Society of Western Australia; as well as being an accredited solicitor in Australia, she is also a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales.