Profile of Jacqui Rowell

Jacqui Rowell

Managing Associate, LLB (Hons) BComm

About Jacqui Rowell

Jacqui specialises in energy and resources, with a focus on large scale projects in the energy and resources sector. Jacqui has extensive experience advising on both upstream and downstream, and onshore and offshore, projects. Jacqui has also acted on a number of major infrastructure developments, in addition to advising on joint venture arrangements and acquisitions and disposals in this space.

In addition to acting for major energy and resources clients, Jacqui has also represented lenders in respect of project financing of infrastructure developments, including for renewable energy projects. Having worked at Linklaters in London, she has extensive experience acting for clients across a broad range of jurisdictions.

Some of Jacqui’s experience includes advising:

  • Woodside - in respect of:
    • its LNG sale and purchase arrangements; and
    • a number of other domestic gas sales arrangements regarding its West Australian gas portfolio, including high volume gas sale and purchase agreements with Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers Pty Ltd, Alcoa of Australia Limited and the Worsley Alumina Joint Venture.
  • Total and INPEX as sponsors of the Ichthys LNG Project - including:
    • implementation of the project restructure in readiness for sell-downs and project financing  (upstream and downstream), together with the associated reorganisation of upstream and downstream interests between the relevant project participants;
    • preparing joint operating and shareholder arrangements; and
    • documenting shipping arrangements required to satisfy DES sale and purchase obligations for the Ichthys LNG Project.
  • ECAs and commercial lenders - on the financing of the US$20bn Yamal LNG Project in Russia, including coordination of lender-lead due diligence on all aspects of the project.
  • Bayerngas Norge and Stadtwerke München - on the joint venture entered into with Centrica in respect of their European oil and gas exploration and production businesses, regarding assets in the United Kingdom, Norway, the Netherlands and Denmark.
  • Rio Tinto – on its multi-billion dollar Pilbara expansions to reach 360Mtpa, the renegotiation of certain of its Pilbara joint venture arrangements, and its iron ore marketing arrangements.
  • Barrick - in respect of its mining interests in Papua New Guinea.
  • Macquarie Capital - on the acquisition of the Kwinana waste to energy project from Phoenix Energy and subsequent equity sell down to DIF.
  • Deutsche Bank - on the sale of its power and gas and uranium commodities trading businesses.
  • Lenders (including National Australia Bank as part of the three bank club) on the financing of a six site solar portfolio in the United Kingdom.
  • Deutsche Bank – on the financing of a UK solar plant project.
  • Lenders – on the project financing of the UK military's 'Fixed Wing' training programme.
  • Incoming lenders – on the refinancing of the Sheffield Highways Maintenance PFI Project.
  • Various energy and resources companies - in respect of their mining and oil and gas interests in Australia, Africa, Papua New Guinea and the United Kingdom.

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