Neil Macdonald

Registered Foreign Lawyer (Western Australia) Special Counsel

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Hong Kong

P: +852.3601.9226 F: +852.3601.9100
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LNG and Midstream

  • Höegh LNG on the development and limited recourse financing of floating LNG terminal facilities offshore Lampung, Indonesia, including a new-build floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU), mooring, pipeline systems and onshore receiving facilities
  • Höegh LNG on the development and financing of the Medan LNG receiving terminal, offshore Belawan, Indonesia
  • PT Nusantara Regas (a Pertamina-PGN joint venture) on: the development of South-East Asia's first floating LNG receiving terminal, including an FSRU and mooring located in Jakarta Bay, subsea/onshore pipeline and onshore receiving facilities; the charter of LNG carriers; and multi-user terminal use arrangements
  • A confidential client on the development of floating LNG terminal facilities in Karachi, Pakistan (including FSRU, jetty, pipeline and receiving facilities), the acquisition of certain assets in respect of the project and related shareholder arrangements
  • A confidential client on its bid to provide an FSRU for a proposed LNG receiving terminal in Hong Kong
  • Terms for development of LNG receiving terminals at Kakinada, India; Mumbai, India; Java, Indonesia; Medan, Indonesia; Kuwait; and Vietnam
  • A confidential client on the development of a land-based LNG receiving terminal in Indonesia, including advising on terminal use arrangements and the acquisition of interests in the terminal and related shareholder arrangements
  • Advising on a joint venture between a European and Chinese company to procure, own and charter FSRUs and LNG carriers
  • GDF SUEZ in relation to the development of a floating LNG liquefaction project, including advising on FEED and EPCIC contracts
  • A Singaporean energy company on the purchase of LNG from Africa and Qatar and terminal use arrangements for a multi-user LNG receiving terminal
  • The charterers on the time charter of an LNG carrier
  • Long-term LNG sale and purchase agreements to buyers in India, Indonesia and Japan
  • Purchasers of LNG under LNG MSAs
  • A natural gas pipeline operator on various gas transmission arrangements and the construction, operation and maintenance of pipeline systems

Upstream and M&A

  • Medco Energi on its acquisition from ConocoPhillips of a 40 per cent. operating interest in the South Natuna Sea Block B PSC and the West Natuna Transportation System - Oil Council Deal of the Year for 2016
  • Medco Energi on its acquisition from Inpex of a 35 per cent. interest in the South Natuna Sea Block B PSC and the West Natuna Transportation System
  • Various Asian companies bidding to acquire upstream assets in Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia
  • A confidential client on its bid to acquire geothermal assets in Indonesia and the Philippines
  • An oil company on its farm-in to a Philippines petroleum service contract
  • An Asian energy company on its bid to acquire oil and gas assets in the Gulf of Mexico
  • A Japanese utility on its acquisition of interests in a Western Australian LNG project
  • An NOC on its acquisition of interests in a Western Australian LNG project
  • An ASX-listed energy company on the farm-out of interests in Western Australian and Victorian petroleum titles
  • An ASX-listed energy company on various commercial arrangements, including unitisation, well services and drilling arrangements

Mining and Power

  • Seconded for 9 months to a leading aluminum producer, advising on matters including gas sales and transmission, strategic raw materials procurement, transport and logistics arrangements, off-take sales and construction contracts
  • An ASX-listed company on its uranium interests, including advising on multi-commodity mining rights and farm-in arrangements
  • A confidential client on the development of, and joint venture in relation to, a uranium mining project in Namibia
  • A Japanese utility on the acquisition of interests in a coal mining project in New South Wales, Australia
  • A commodity trading company on the acquisition of interests in various Australian coal projects and off-take and marketing arrangements
  • An ASX-listed company on the sale of participating interests in Western Australian nickel mining projects
  • An Australian subsidiary of a Japanese trading company on its acquisition of a Western Australian fertiliser business
  • An ASX-listed iron-ore mining company on power supply arrangements for its mine expansion operations
  • An IPP on power purchase arrangements with a Western Australian power utility
  • An IPP on power purchase arrangements for power supply to remote areas of Western Australia