Nikki van der Meer

Special Counsel
Norton Rose Fulbright Australia

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

Nikki van der Meer


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Nikki van der Meer is a senior energy and resources lawyer who specialises in unregulated M&A and project development in the oil & gas and LNG sectors. She has extensive international experience acting on oil & gas and LNG based major projects, transactions, joint ventures, supply and service arrangements and corporate acquisitions and disposals.

Nikki also has significant in-house experience embedded within gas & power and LNG trading and origination teams, at BP (BP IST Gas and Power) and Centrica PLC. She has recently returned to Perth after 7 years based in the London office of Norton Rose Fulbright.

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

Professional experience

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  • Bachelor of Laws (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
  • National Oil and Gas Authority (NOGA) on the LNG master sale and purchase agreements for the Bahrain LNG terminal.
  • Centrica on its long-term offtake and joint procurement with Tokyo Gas of LNG volumes from Anadarko's Mozambique LNG project.
  • Government of Bahrain on the development of the USD 900 million Bahrain LNG Terminal Project, which was named IJ Global MENA Midstream Oil & Gas Deal of the Year 2016 and Middle East LNG Deal of the Year 2016 by Project Finance International Magazine.
  • Heritage Oil Limited on its joint venture agreement with Ghana National Petroleum Corporation relating to the East Keta and Deep Water Tano blocks offshore Ghana.
  • Centrica on its medium-term LNG sale and purchase and cargo swap arrangements with Tokyo Gas.
  • Eurasian Resources Group (ERG) on the fuel supply agreement and related issues for the Metalkol Roan Tailings cobalt mining reclamation project in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • OMV on its €247.9 million acquisition of a 20% stake in the Edvard Grieg oil field development from RWE Dea.
  • JX Nippon on its farm-in to exploration prospects and new-country entry in a confidential jurisdiction.
  • Petro Matad on its farm-out of interests in certain exploration blocks in Mongolia to BG Group.
  • OMV Norge on the Edvard Grieg field gas transportation, processing and tie-in agreements for the SAGE Pipeline & SEGAL System Transportation Agreements in the North Sea.
  • Goldman Sachs on the UK North Sea exploration and production aspects of its subscription for a 19 per cent stake in DONG Energy A/S (overall deal value USD2 billion), including the Rosebank, Glenlivet and Laggan-Tormore fields.