06/07/2010 - 11:39

Allen & Overy poach Angus Jones from AAR

06/07/2010 - 11:39

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International law firm Allen & Overy has secured local energy and resources lawyer, Angus Jones from leading Australian outfit Allens Arthur Robinson enhancing A&O's Perth-based energy group.

International law firm Allen & Overy has secured local energy and resources lawyer, Angus Jones from leading Australian outfit Allens Arthur Robinson enhancing A&O's Perth-based energy group.

The appointment follows Allen & Overy's move to Western Australian soil earlier this year.

At the time the international firm approached a number of Perth's top lawyers, taking 15 Clayton Utz partners and solicitors, three of which were in WA.

Mr Jones has more than 20 years experience with a particular focus on LNG, upstream oil and gas transactions/acquisitions, gas sales and gas pipeline arrangements, and renewable energy and mining projects.

Allen & Overy managing partner in Perth, Geoff Simpson welcomed the appointment in light of the importance of the energy and resources sectors in Australia's legal market.

"Angus is one of Australia's leading energy and resources lawyers and his arrival significantly bolsters our offering to clients, allowing the corporate practice to fully service the many opportunities and transactions available in Australia and in markets such as Japan, China, India, Korea, Indonesia and Singapore," Mr Simpson said in a statement.

Mr Jones had been a partner with Allens Arthur Robinson since 1997, advising clients in relation to many of Australia's and the region's most significant energy and resources projects.

Mr Jones' new place of employment said he is consistently recognised as one of the country's leading lawyers by global directories such as Chambers, Legal Profiles and Legal Who's Who while being actively involved in industry groups, a contributor to international oil and gas publications and tutors in Oil & Gas specialist courses.

 

Full announcement below:

PERTH - Allen & Overy LLP today said Angus Jones, a leading Australian energy and resources lawyer, will join its global Energy Group, based in its Perth office.

Angus has more than 20 years experience with a particular focus on LNG, upstream oil and gas transactions/acquisitions, gas sales and gas pipeline arrangements, and renewable energy and mining projects.

Geoff Simpson, Managing Partner, Perth welcomes the appointment: "The energy and resources sectors represent important parts of the legal market in Australia. Angus is one of Australia's leading energy and resources lawyers and his arrival significantly bolsters our offering to clients, allowing the corporate practice to fully service the many opportunities and transactions available in Australia and in markets such as Japan, China, India, Korea, Indonesia and Singapore."

Grant Fuzi, Allen & Overy Australia's Managing Partner comments: "Angus's expertise fits well with our plan to continue strengthening our position in the energy and natural resources sector in Australia. These sectors are a priority area for the firm internationally and Angus will be an important part of the global expertise and integrated service which we can bring to clients in Australia and other regions."

Angus has advised clients in relation to many of Australia's and the region's most significant energy and resources projects. He is consistently recognised as one of the country's leading lawyers by global directories such as Chambers, Legal Profiles and Legal Who's Who. He will join Allen & Overy from Allens Arthur Robinson where he has been a partner since 1997. Angus is actively involved in industry groups, a contributor to international oil and gas publications and tutors in Oil & Gas specialist courses.

 

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