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Angus Jones



Angus Jones



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.



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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.


Univ. of Western Australia, Bachelor of Jurisprudence

Univ. of Western Australia, LLB Honours

Univ. of Western Australia, Bachelor of Commerce

Other noteworthy experience


  • An independent oil and gas producer in relation to the Gladstone LNG project, including key issues around impact on the domestic gas market and responses to the Commonwealth Government’s Australian Domestic Gas Security Mechanism, offtake and joint venture arrangements.
  • Brunei LNG in connection with negotiation and drafting of contracts providing natural gas to the Brunei LNG plant, long term off-take LNG SPAs and ongoing advice in relation to short term/spot contracts and related shipping matters.
  • INPEX in relation to various aspects of the Ichthys and Prelude LNG projects, including equity lifting and shipping arrangements.
  • CITIC Pacific Mining Management in relation to its ongoing energy contract portfolio for the Sino Iron mine. This role requires a thorough understanding of all aspects of the gas market, including utilising swaps, capacity trading and storage opportunities. Also advised CITIC in relation to carbon tax compliance and dealing with Clean Energy legislative proposals.
  • Australia's North West Shelf venture (Woodside, BHP Billiton, BP, Chevron, Shell, Mitsubishi/Mitsui) regarding negotiating domestic gas sales contracts, including related transportation and competition law issues, negotiating LNG SPAs, including long-term and spot contracts, and preparing Master SPAs on both FOB and DES terms.
  • Macquarie Bank in relation to the AU$1.9 billion acquisition of the Dampier to Bunbury natural gas pipeline, including leading the negotiation of underlying shipper contracts to re-commercialise the pipeline.
  • Various LNG producers in relation to LNG price review processes and negotiations.
  • Shell in relation to the AU$440 million sale of producing North West Shelf oil interests, including an interest in FPSO and associated exploration acreage.
  • FMG Solomon on the sale of its power station servicing its Solomon Hub mining operations in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, including drafting and negotiating an Operation and Maintenance Agreement and Power Purchase Agreement.
  • Boddington Gold Mine (Newmont/AngloGold) in relation to sourcing power for mine expansion , AU$1 billion including involvement in procurement/short-listing process and review of submitted proposals, and then negotiating long term power purchase arrangements and associated interconnection agreement with Western Power.


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.