Ian Gordon

Ian Gordon


Email ian.gordon@​hoganlovells.com

Phone +61 8 6208 6553

Fax +61 8 6208 6599

LanguagesEnglish, Japanese

Ian Gordon is a partner in our Perth office and part of our International Energy, Resources and Projects team.

His practice covers oil & gas, mining, power, construction, project finance and environmental law matters. Ian has extensive experience in a broad range of projects work including acquisitions and divestments in a number of noteworthy LNG and mining projects located in Australia and overseas. He mainly advises overseas and local clients on their Australian investments but has also worked on some significant petroleum and mining transactions in a number of different jurisdictions, having spent a substantial amount of time based in Japan.

Ian has experience negotiating and drafting a broad range of project agreements including unitisation, JVA/JOA and management agreements, off-take and supply contracts (for LNG, gas and minerals), lifting and balancing agreements, transportation agreements, marketing agreements, royalty agreements, access agreements, electricity contracts and EPC contracts. He also advises on petroleum and mining regulatory issues and FIRB investment approval.

Ian is named in Energy, Natural Resources & Mining lawyers – Who's Who Legal – Australia 2017.

Education and admissions


Bachelor of Law (Honours), Australian National University

Bachelor of Japanese Studies, Australian National University

Graduate Diploma Energy and Natural Resources Law, Melbourne University


Law Society Of Western Australia

Australian Mining and Petroleum Law Association (AMPLA)

Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)

Court admissions

ACT Supreme Court

WA Supreme Court

High Court of Australia

Representative experience

Mitsui E&P Australia on the acquisition of an interest in the Kipper gas project. *

PetroChina on all aspects of its involvement in the Browse LNG joint venture. *

Tokyo Gas on its acquisition of interests in the Pluto LNG project, the Gorgon LNG project and the QCLNG project. *

A large Australian resources company on its standard domestic gas sales agreements. *

A participant on its acquisition of an interest in the Ichthys LNG project, and on various related projects and governance agreements. *

An international concrete supplier on various Australian mine acquisitions and product offtake agreements. *

Various Japanese utilities on acquisitions of interests in a number of coal projects in NSW and Queensland. *

South32 on its joint venture arrangements for an aluminum joint venture. *

*Matter handled prior to joining Hogan Lovells.

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