Nicholas Antonas previously held positions at Akin Gump in London
Thomson Geer has grown its energy and resources team with the addition of Nicholas Antonas as a partner in Melbourne.
The internationally recognised energy and resources lawyer expressed his delight in joining the firm and helping to grow the practice “during this time of unprecedented upheaval.” He has represented international and domestic companies and investment funds in their energy and resources transactions, including asset and share level acquisitions and divestments, farm-ins and farm-outs, joint ventures, project development, and restructurings and special situations.
Antonas started his career at Ashurst before moving to Akin Gump in London, where he served as associate and counsel for more than seven years. He was seconded as interim general counsel to African downstream company Vivo Energy, and previously served as board advisor for not-for-profit, membership-based organization Climate Alliance.
He has co-edited the leading text on decommissioning law and written and spoken extensively on energy and ESG matters at several conferences, most recently at Australia’s Energy and Resources Law 2022.
Antonas’ arrival follows the appointment of renewable energy and banking specialist Jae Lemin to the partnership last September.