Jee-Seon Lee Partner

Meet Jee-Seon

Jee-Seon is a commercial lawyer with experience in corporate and regulatory issues and energy and resources projects.

She has broad experience in the energy and natural resources sector advising clients on mining construction and procurement contracting, upstream oil and gas projects to downstream gas and electricity projects and contracting. She has particular experience in the electricity and gas industry including advising on the acquisition and divestments of energy assets including power stations, gas pipelines and associated infrastructure; regulatory regime governing the electricity and gas markets; power station development; gas and electricity supply contracts and access to electricity and gas transmission and distribution systems.

Jee-Seon has had extensive involvement in the electricity and gas reform process in Western Australia, having spent 12 months at Western Power Corporation on secondment and advising the Corporation on its disaggregation and being involved in submissions to the Western Australian Government on a range of energy reform initiatives.

She was the Chairperson of the REMCo Compliance Committee from 2010 to 2013. Jee-Seon is recognised as a leading lawyer in Energy Law by Best Lawyers Australia, 2019.

Experience

General

Osaka Gas

Advising Osaka Gas in relation to the acquisition of an interest in the Ichthys Project and an interest from Horizon Oil in the PNG Stanley Gas Project.

Infrastructure Capital

Advising on contractual arrangements for its Western Australian assets including the Neerabup and Kwinana Power Stations and its Esperance power and gas business including fuel supply, power purchase agreements, licensing obligations, business restructuring, operation and maintenance contracts.

Barrick Gold

Advising Barrick spanning operations in Australia, Africa and PNG on various gold mining joint ventures, farm-in/farm-out arrangements, mining, construction and procurement contracts, electricity, gas and fuel supply contracts and CIF concentrate sales.

AWE

Advising on its Perth Basin Project including joint venture arrangements, gas and condensate sales, land owner access and compensation issues.

Price Review

Advising a buyer on a confidential price review process for a long term commodity contract.

Alinta Energy

Advising a consortium of bidders on the acquisition of Alinta Energy, in particular, Alinta Energy’s WA assets comprising of Port Hedland/Newman assets and SWIS electricity and gas portfolio.

QCLNG Sale

Advising a consortium of bidders on the acquisition of an interest in the BG QCLNG Project which involved due diligence on both upstream and downstream aspects of the BG QCLNG Project.

Recognition

Listed as a leading lawyer in energy law
Best Lawyers Australia, 2014 - 2020
Listed as a leading lawyer in natural resources law
Best Lawyers Australia, 2020
Listed as a leading lawyer in oil & gas law
Best Lawyers Australia, 2017 - 2020
Ranked as a leading lawyer in energy, resources & infrastructure (utilities)
Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2020
Recommended in energy and natural resources law
Asia Pacific Legal 500, 2018
Jee-Seon Lee is described as an "incredibly commercial and very practical lawyer, good at seeing where a counterparty's pressure and concession points might be"
Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2020

Career & qualifications

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Western Australia
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Western Australia

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