Allens advises EIG on investment in Australia Pacific LNG

Energy Mergers & Acquisitions Oil & Gas

Allens has advised EIG, a private equity firm specialising in investments in energy and energy-related infrastructure, on its $US1.592 billion (AU$2.12 billion) purchase of a 10 per cent stake in Australia Pacific LNG from Origin Energy.

The deal builds on EIG's investment presence in the Australian market and represents the first private equity sponsor-led acquisition of an interest in an operational integrated LNG project globally. Allens advised EIG on all aspects of the transaction, including the M&A transaction with Origin and the Australian aspects of its debt financing.

'This significant investment from EIG highlights the ongoing appetite from private equity for investments in high-quality assets in the oil and gas sector, which have proven track records of delivering returns. The investment is a continuation of EIG's strategy to gain exposure to high-quality LNG assets. It has been a pleasure to have been able to assist EIG to bring this innovative transaction to signing,' said lead Partner Mark McAleer.

Allens has a market-leading oil and gas practice, having advised on almost all recent significant LNG M&A transactions in Australia.

Allens legal team


Mark McAleer (lead Partner), John Hedge (Partner), Jeremy Low (Partner), Anne Nguyen (Managing Associate), Angela Li (Senior Associate), Bridget Costello (Associate), Chris Bailey (Associate), Natasha Ng (Associate), Terence Zhou (Associate), Jin Pang (Lawyer), Tayla Price (Lawyer), Elizabeth Watts (Lawyer) 

Banking & Finance

David Couper (Partner), Karla Fraser (Partner), Claire Watson (Associate)


Anne Beresford (Managing Associate), Louise Flynn (Associate), Lauren Rosillo (Associate), Stephanie Tang (Associate), Monica Brierley-Hay (Lawyer)

Environment & Planning

Eve Lynch (Partner), Julieane Materu (Senior Associate), Tristan Hall (Associate)

Real Estate

Peter Brennan (Senior Associate), Elysia Liekefett (Senior Associate)

Disputes & Investigations

Michael Ilott (Partner), Lucinda O'Brien (Senior Associate), Jeremy Butcher (Associate)

Notes for editors.

Allens is a commercial law firm working throughout Australia and Asia. Through its integrated alliance with Linklaters it provides clients access to 40 offices in 28 countries around the world.