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Angus Jones

Consultant

Perth

Angus Jones

Consultant

Perth

Angus is a senior commercial lawyer with over 30 years' experience in leading law firms in Australia and London. He specialises in oil & gas and energy matters and projects, including all stages from bidding/exploration, structuring and joint ventures, project development, mergers and acquisitions, sales and marketing, transportation to ongoing operational and commercial matters. 

Angus has particular expertise in LNG projects, with an in-depth understanding of all links in the LNG supply chain arising from his work on numerous LNG projects in Australia and across the Asia Pacific region. He has been involved in advising in relation to projects and transactions in the UK, Norway, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Myanmar, Thailand, Japan, China, Korea, Turkey, Mauritania, Gabon, Libya, Niger, Nigeria, South Africa, Argentina, Papua New Guinea and in each state of Australia. Angus is particularly skilled in contractual issues and negotiations. In relation to major projects, he has advised: Australia's North West Shelf Project; Anadarko; Arrow Energy; BG Group; BHP Billiton; Brunei LNG; Chevron; Citic Pacific; CNOOC; Encana; Eni; ExxonMobil; Fortescue Metals Group; Hess; Horizon Power; INPEX; JERA; Kansai Electric; Mitsubishi; Mitsui; Pertamina; PTTEP; Rio Tinto; Rosneft; Santos; Shell; SK E&S; Total; Vermilion and Woodside.

Angus is regularly recognised as a Leading Individual in Energy and Natural Resources, including by Chambers legal directory in each publication since 2002-2003 and Australia's 'Best Lawyers' in each of the categories of Energy, Natural Resources and Oil & Gas. In addition, he was named the 'Best Lawyers' Perth Oil & Gas "Lawyer of the Year" in 2016 and 2020, Natural Resources "Lawyer of the Year" in 2012 and 2014 and Energy "Lawyer of the Year" in 2013, 2015 and 2017. Chambers notes that "Angus provides a top service and is ultra reliable". Additional recognition from Chambers: "Angus Jones is a specialist in the oil and gas sector and has particular expertise in LNG projects". Clients note his "collaborative and approachable style" and "excellent intuitive feel for what you are trying to achieve". Chambers Global 2018 noted: "Angus Jones enjoys widespread peer respect as an influential market player with a long and impressive track record."

Chambers & Partners 2020 quotes "Angus Jones maintains, as a consultant, the high reputation he acquired during more than 25 years' experience of representing leading international players in the oil and gas sector. Noted for his familiarity with every stage of the project life-cycle, particularly where LNG projects are concerned, he continues to advise on key mandates in this space", Chambers & Partners 2022 notes "Angus Jones stands out for his impressive track record of advising on oil and gas projects across Asia, Africa, Australia and Europe. Market sources acknowledge that he is "well respected" and "certainly good," while a client calls him "one of the best energy practitioners and certainly the most experienced adviser on LNG issues." Chambers & Partners has recognised Angus since 2020 as a 'Senior Statespeople Energy and Natural Resources Oil & Gas'.
 
Euromoney's Expert Guides 2014 and 2016 'Best of the Best' included Angus in the top 30 global experts for Energy & Resources.

Office

Perth

Level 12, Exchange Tower, 2 The Esplanade
Perth
WA 6000

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Qualifications

Professional

Admitted as a solicitor, Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, 1997.

Admitted as a solicitor, England and Wales, 1991.

Admitted as a solicitor, Western Australia, 1988.

Academic

Univ. of Western Australia, Bachelor of Jurisprudence

Univ. of Western Australia, LLB Honours

Univ. of Western Australia, Bachelor of Commerce

Recognition

Published Work

  • Co-Author “Upstream Challenges facing joint venture participants” chapter in “The Law and Business of LNG”, Third Edition, 2017, Globe Law and Business Ltd.