The lawyer has nearly two decades’ experience, and regularly acts in international deals
Ian Gordon will join the international firm’s corporate practice in Perth. He will join from King & Wood Mallesons (KWM), where he has been special counsel for more than six years. Gordon, who is an energy and resources specialist, was also a partner at Baker McKenzie in Tokyo for 12 years.
The move follows DLA Piper’s hiring of litigation partner and dispute resolution specialist Natalie Caton from KWM.
David Gibbons, the global head of Hogan Lovells’ corporate practice, said Gordon adds significant depth to the transactional team in Australia with his energy and resources knowledge.
“He brings nearly two decades of experience acting in the energy and resources sectors in Australia and internationally, advising clients on both the transactional and regulatory aspects of deals,” Gibbons said.
In Australia, Gordon has been involved in many of the largest LNG and oil and gas projects. Internationally, he has worked on similar onshore and offshore projects in Southeast and Central Asia, as well as Europe.
With his energy regulatory practice, Gordon advises on all aspects of Australian offshore and onshore petroleum laws and regulations, including registrations of transfers and dealing and governmental agreements.
Gordon has also acted in high-profile cross-border mining asset acquisitions in Australia, Europe, Asia, and Africa. He also advises Australian operators on mining and procurement matters.
Gordon is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators. He is also a member of AMPLA, the Australian organisation for energy and resources lawyers.
"Australia continues to be a critical global hub for energy and resources. Together with Tim Lester, Matthew Johnson, and our wider Australia practice, Ian's appointment positions us well for major corporate and project transactions in the oil, gas, and mining sectors,” said Patrick Sherrington, the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regional managing partner of the firm. “Ian's hire further demonstrates our commitment to invest in and grow our practice in Australia in key sectors.”
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