Sakshi Gandhi


Sakshi has a particular focus oncorporate transactions in the energy and resources sector.
She assists on various aspects of mining, oil and gas, and energy transition projects, including on project development, off-take and infrastructure construction. She also advises on regulatory aspects of projects and operations more generally in Australia, including CCUS and hydrogen.
In addition to Australia, Sakshi is admitted as a lawyer in India and is fluent in Hindi.



Representative matters

A national petroleum exploration and production company, on legal advisory services to support its study of the regulatory and contractual aspects of carbon capture and storage implementation in Thailand, with the U.S., UK, Italy, Norway, Australia, Japan, Malaysia and Indonesia identified as countries for comparative study.

Australian green energy company on a Lease Agreement and Development Agreement with the State of South Australia in relation to a green hydrogen and ammonia project.

GLNG in relation to the Gladstone LNG project, including key issues around impact on the domestic gas market and offtake arrangements (long term and spot).

CITIC Pacific Mining Management on various project development and regulatory matters.

Pro bono

Advising a human rights charity on international legislations relating to female genital mutilation.

Advising a human rights charity on counter-terrorism legislation in Australia.

Organising engagement opportunities with our charity partner, Edmund Rice Camps for Kids WA.

Leadership Positions And Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Young Mining Professionals Perth


  • Saroja Gopala Krishnan Scholarship for Academic Excellence, West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, 2011-12



Supreme Court of Western Australia, 2022 (Lawyer)

Bar Council of Delhi, 2009 (Lawyer)


Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, The College of Law, 2018

Bachelor of Law, Murdoch University, 2016

Master of Law, West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, 2012

Bachelor of Law & Bachelor of Socio Legal Studies, Indian Law Society’s Law College, 2009


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.