G+T boosts energy and infrastructure team with new partner

Lixian Liang has acted on the procurement and delivery of significant renewables and infrastructure projects

G+T boosts energy and infrastructure team with new partner
Lixian Liang

Gilbert + Tobin (G+T) has recently announced the appointment of Lixian Liang as a partner in the firm's energy + infrastructure team.

Before joining G+T, Liang was a counsel at Ashurst’s Brisbane office. In her previous role, Liang provided advisory services on significant projects in the energy and infrastructure sectors. Her expertise extends across various sectors. She has acted on the procurement and delivery of important projects in the renewables and infrastructure space in Australia and internationally. She has acted for government entities, sponsors, developers, banks, and contractors.

Liang gained comprehensive experience from her roles in major law firms and in-house positions, including Lendlease and AEMO. Her background uniquely positions her to contribute valuable insights to the G+T team.

In line with the evolving opportunities presented by the energy transition, Liang brings a deep understanding of renewable and battery projects and a firm grasp of the changing commercial and legal risks associated with the procurement and structuring of these projects.

Alexander Danne, partner and head of energy + infrastructure, and John Schembri, partner and head of banking + projects, expressed their enthusiasm about Liang’s appointment. They highlighted her extensive industry knowledge, particularly in the battery sector, and how this would enhance the existing capabilities of their team.

"She has a rare combination of deep technical and market knowledge in project development across APAC in energy, renewables, storage and infrastructure, and is a highly respected member of the profession. Liang’s appointment compliments our team, and her substantial experience further strengthens our offering for our clients," Danne and Schembri said.

Liang expressed her excitement and eagerness to contribute to the firm's efforts during this crucial phase of the energy transition and the rapidly evolving infrastructure market.

"The energy transition and changes in the infrastructure market present rapidly evolving opportunities and challenges for our clients. I am looking forward to being part of the impressive team at Gilbert + Tobin serving our clients at this critical time," Liang commented.

Liang will be based in G+T's Sydney office, and her appointment took effect on 7 August.

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