Nikki van der Meer

Special Counsel
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

Perth
Australia
T:+61 8 6212 3237
Perth
Australia
T:+61 8 6212 3237
Nikki van der Meer

Nikki van der Meer

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Biography

Nikki van der Meer is a senior energy and resources lawyer based in Perth who specialises in M&A, infrastructure and project development in the oil and gas, LNG and energy sectors.

Nikki is a well-recognised expert in guiding companies through complex issues in relation to their operations across the oil and gas sector, including structuring offtake and marketing arrangements and all aspects of acquisitions and disposals.

She has extensive international experience acting on oil and gas and LNG based major projects, joint ventures, commodity trading, and services arrangements.

Nikki also has significant in-house experience embedded within gas and power and LNG trading and origination teams, at BP (BP IST Gas and Power) and Centrica PLC.

Nikki also assists clients in a range of energy industries with private mergers and acquisitions, business acquisitions and associated documentation.

Nikki is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators.


Professional experience

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  • Bachelor of Laws, First Class Honours, University of Western Australia
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Western Australia
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, College of Law Sydney
  • High Court of Australia 2008
  • Solicitor, qualified in Australia
  • Supreme Court of New South Wales 2008
  • Supreme Court of Western Australia 2008
  • Shell on its sale to Global Infrastructure Partners of a 26.25 percent interest in the Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) facilities for US$2.5 billion. Shell remains the majority owner and operator of the Common Facilities which include LNG storage tanks, jetties and operations infrastructure that service QCLNG's LNG trains. This multi-billion dollar transaction is one of Shell's most significant commercial undertakings in Australia in recent years and globally, is one of the first significant acquisitions by an infrastructure player in mid-stream LNG assets. 
  • TotalEnergies on it's synthetic infrastructure arrangement with Global Infrastructure Partners in connection with it's 27.5 per cent interest in the Gladstone LNG Project in Queensland for consideration of US$750 million.  Under innovative arrangements, TotalEnergies, through its subsidiaries, retains full control and ownership of its 27.5 per cent sale interest. Global Infrastructure Partners will receive a throughput based tolling fee based on TotalEnergies' share of gas processed through the downstream facilities for 15 years.
  • Secondment to BP's Integrated Supply and Trading unit, advising on gas and power trading and supply for BP's upstream and downstream assets in support of both the trading and origination teams.
  • Government of Bahrain on the development of the USD $900 million Bahrain LNG Terminal Project, the first LNG receiving and regasification terminal in the Middle East developed on a public-private partnership (PPP) basis and Bahrain's first LNG project, in respect of the onshore and offshore aspects, including the development, construction and shipping components.

Knowledge

Governments in race to unlock potential of CCS

Publication | August 04, 2021

Global LNG Outlook 2021

Publication | January 22, 2021