Global Infrastructure Partners Australia’s US$750 Million Investment Into Total GLNG Australia

Allens has advised Global Infrastructure Partners Australia on the matter. Norton Rose Fulbright has advised TotalEnergies SE.

Global Infrastructure Partners Australia (GIP) invested into a newly established JV with TotalEnergies subsidiary, Total GLNG Australia (TGA), in relation to TGA’s interest in the Gladstone LNG Project’s downstream infrastructure facilities.

TGA retains full control and ownership of its 27.5% interest in the Gladstone LNG Project joint venture.

The GIP Australia investment platform was formed to provide larger scale investors (local and global) with access to high quality, larger scale, Australian infrastructure investment opportunities via transactions executed and managed by GIP.

Allens’ team included Igor Bogdanich (lead Partner), Tom Story (Partner), Charles Ashton (Partner), Adrian Amer (Managing Associate), Andrew Wong (Counsel), Sarah Birrell (Senior Lawyer), Anne Beresford (Managing Associate), Chris Bailey (Associate) and Lucinda Campbell (Lawyer), Tim Stewart (Partner), Nick Koutsoukos (Senior Associate), Moussa Mourad (Lawyer), Georgie Kilborn (Lawyer), Marc Kemp (Partner), Rebecca Sheehy (Senior Associate) and Rachael Short (Lawyer).

Norton Rose Fulbright’s multi-jurisdictional team, led by partners Paul Lingard and Martin Irwin, leveraged its deep LNG industry and infrastructure experience across its corporate, projects, banking & finance and tax teams to advise on all aspects of the transaction.

The global team was comprised of special counsels Nikki van der Meer and Nick Sinclair, senior associate Priya Kahlon, associates Nancy Zheng and Kellie Hayman and lawyer Rose Kenny in Australia and Paris-based partners Anne Lapierre, Karine Montagut, counsels Véronique Bruel and Marie-Adelaide de Fleurieu and associate Alexandra Bloch-Manikow. Partners Greg Reinhardt and Antoine Colonna and special counsel Seema Mishra advised on taxation aspects in Australia and France.

Involved fees earner: Adrian Amer – Allens; Charles Ashton – Allens; Anne Beresford – Allens; Sarah Birrell – Allens; Igor Bogdanich – Allens; Marc Kemp – Allens; Nick Koutsoukos – Allens; Rebecca Sheehy – Allens; Tim Stewart – Allens; Tom Story – Allens; Andrew Wong – Allens; Alexandra Bloch-Manikow – Norton Rose Fulbright; Véronique Bruel – Norton Rose Fulbright; Antoine Colonna d’Istria – Norton Rose Fulbright; Marie-Adélaïde de Fleurieu – Norton Rose Fulbright; Kellie Hayman – Norton Rose Fulbright; Martin Irwin – Norton Rose Fulbright; Priya Kahlon – Norton Rose Fulbright; Anne Lapierre – Norton Rose Fulbright; Paul Lingard – Norton Rose Fulbright; Seema Mishra – Norton Rose Fulbright; Karine Montagut – Norton Rose Fulbright; Greg Reinhardt – Norton Rose Fulbright; Nick Sinclair – Norton Rose Fulbright; Nikki van der Meer – Norton Rose Fulbright; Nancy Zheng – Norton Rose Fulbright;

Law Firms: Allens; Norton Rose Fulbright;

Clients: Global Infrastructure Partners Australia; TotalEnergies;

Author: Sonia Carcano