JWS bolsters energy and resources expertise with appointment of Partner Nick Thorne

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Leading independent Australian law firm Johnson Winter Slattery (JWS) welcomes energy and resources law specialist Nick Thorne  to the partnership. Nick is based in the firm’s Brisbane office.

He brings over 20 years’ experience as an energy, resources and corporate lawyer, and has advised on numerous high-profile mining M&A matters and projects in Queensland. His appointment will further deepen the firm’s strong presence in the energy and resources market.

Nick’s mining and oil and gas experience spans both Australia and Papua New Guinea. He is one of very few dual Australian and PNG qualified lawyers with extensive resources experience.

Managing Partner Jeremy Davis said, “Nick has advised on many significant cross-border deals and is well known in the market for his lead role in negotiating high-value acquisitions, joint ventures, projects and procurement contracts.”

JWS Head of Energy & Resources, Bruce Adkins, said, “Nick is an exceptional lawyer. Both Partner Stuart Clague and I worked with Nick at a previous firm, and we’re excited to have the team back together and working on a number of market-leading transactions and projects.”

In joining the firm, Nick said, “I am impressed that the JWS energy and resources team has both deep and broad expertise in the sector, covering every step of the process, from resource exploration, through production, processing, trading, haulage and shipping, to sale. The team’s rich history in the evolution of the electricity sector, particularly renewable and clean energy, offers further opportunities for me to assist clients with the energy transition at a leading Australian firm.”  

Nick was most recently Head of Legal - Asia Pacific at Barrick Gold Corporation, one of the world’s leading gold and copper mining companies. Prior to that he was a partner at another national law firm.  Nick has also previously spent time on secondment at one of the world’s largest oil and gas companies.

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