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Angus Jones


Angus is a senior commercial lawyer with over 30 years' experience in leading law firms in Australia and London. 

He specialises in oil & gas and energy matters and projects, including all stages from bidding/exploration, structuring and joint ventures, project development, mergers and acquisitions, sales and marketing, transportation to ongoing operational and commercial matters. Angus has particular expertise in LNG projects, with an in-depth understanding of all links in the LNG supply chain arising from his work on numerous LNG projects in Australia and across the Asia Pacific region. He has been involved in advising in relation to projects and transactions in the UK, Norway, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Myanmar, Thailand, Japan, China, India, Korea, Turkey, Mauritania, Gabon, Libya, Niger, Nigeria, South Africa, Argentina, Papua New Guinea and in each state of Australia. Angus is particularly skilled in contractual issues and negotiations. In relation to major projects, he has advised: Australia's North West Shelf Project; Anadarko; Arrow Energy; BG Group; BHP Billiton; Brunei LNG; Chevron; Citic Pacific; Conoco Phillips; Encana; Eni; ExxonMobil; Fortescue Metals Group; Hess; INPEX; JERA; Kansai Electric; Kogas; Mitsui; Pertamina; PTTEP; Rio Tinto; Rosneft; Shell; SK E&S; Vermilion and Woodside.

Angus is regularly recognised as a Leading Individual in Energy and Natural Resources, including by Chambers legal directory in each publication since 2002-2003 and Australia's 'Best Lawyers' in each of the categories of Energy, Natural Resources and Oil & Gas. In addition, he was named the 'Best Lawyers' Perth Oil & Gas "Lawyer of the Year" in 2016 and 2020, Natural Resources "Lawyer of the Year" in 2012 and 2014 and Energy "Lawyer of the Year" in 2013, 2015 and 2017. Chambers & Partners has recognised Angus since 2020 as a 'Senior Statespeople Energy and Natural Resources Oil & Gas'.

Euromoney's Expert Guides 2014 and 2016 'Best of the Best' included Angus in the top 30 global experts for Energy & Resources.


Representative matters

US$2bn: Advising Japan Australia LNG (a joint venture between Mitsubishi Corporation and Mitsui & Co) on the acquisition of an approximate 15% interest in the Browse LNG Project from Woodside Energy, and ongoing advice on project development, unitisation and marketing.

Development of GLX digital platform: Advising GLX (Global LNG Exchange) on developing an online trading platform for LNG cargoes including preparing general conditions of sale and addressing issues to deal with FOB and DES sales and associated shipping terms.

AU$4bn acquisition of Alinta Energy by Chow Tai Fook: Advising Chow Tai Fook on its successful acquisition of Alinta Energy including analysis of gas and power business and assets across Australia and advising on relevant regulatory framework and compliance, and Foreign Investment Review Board approval.

Caldita Barossa development: Advising SK E&S on the development of the Caldita Barossa gas fields in the Timor Sea and LNG processing and offtake.

Published Work

Co-Author “Upstream Challenges facing joint venture participants” chapter in “The Law and Business of LNG”, Third Edition, 2017, Globe Law and Business Ltd.

Speaking Engagements

Speaker at national APPEA Conference, Perth 2014 on “Developments in LNG Pricing and Price Reviews under LNG SPAs in Asia-Pacific”.

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

AIEN (Association of International Energy Negotiators) ER Law (Australian Energy & Resources Lawyers Association) Law Society of Western Australia
Angus provides a top service and is ultra reliable
Chambers Global 2018
Angus Jones is a specialist in the oil and gas sector and has particular expertise in LNG projects
Chambers Global 2018



Admitted as a solicitor, Victoria, New South Wales, Queensland, 1997

Admitted as a solicitor, England and Wales, 1991

Admitted as a solicitor, Western Australia, 1988


University of Western Australia, Bachelor of Jurisprudence

University of Western Australia, LLB Honours

University of Western Australia, Bachelor of Commerce

A&O Shearman was formed on May 1, 2024 by the combination of Shearman & Sterling LLP and Allen & Overy LLP and their respective affiliates (the legacy firms). Any matters referred to above may include matters undertaken by one or more of the legacy firms rather than A&O Shearman.