Tatiana Gotvig is an energy and infrastructure lawyer with over 20 years of international experience advising on project development, corporate transactions, joint ventures, various commercial and operational contracts and long-term revenue stream agreements across all types of energy and infrastructure assets, in particular upstream and downstream petroleum assets, domestic gas and LNG projects, mining, conventional power, utilities (district heating), renewable energy (solar, wind and hydro) and energy transition projects (hydrogen and carbon capture and storage).

Tatiana advises multinational clients including project proponents, financial institutions, liquefied natural gas (LNG) buyers and traders, operations and maintenance (O&M) contractors and power off takers on project development and acquisition and disposal of assets and project interests.

Tatiana’s experience includes both in-house and private practice roles in Australia, Hong Kong, Vietnam and London. In Australia, she started with a global oil and gas major, supporting its upstream business and the North West Shelf LNG project. She has also had secondments with financial institutions’ energy desks in Hong Kong and in Sydney.

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Oil and Gas/LNG

  • Advising a Japanese utility on conversion of a long-term LNG supply contract from a Delivered Ex Ship (DES) to free on board (FOB) delivery and various other aspects related to renegotiating a secure LNG supply from the Sakhalin 2 LNG project.
  • Advising a lenders syndicate on due diligence in respect of project documents between Santos, as operator, and BW Offshore as contractor, in relation to financing of a floating storage and production (FPSO) unit for the Barossa gas field (Australia) to transport gas to the Darwin LNG project, including FPSO services agreement, bareboat charter, quiet enjoyment agreement, purchase option agreement and various other project documents.
  • Advising KOGAS in relation to liability issues and conditions of use for KOGAS’ LNG terminals in South Korea.
  • Advising Macquarie Bank on various domestic gas sale and gas transportation agreements, responses to regulatory gas inquiries and regulatory issues in relation to physical gas trading on the Australian East Coast.
  • Advising a Korean S-Oil on its first independent procurement of LNG under a long-term LNG sale and purchase agreement.
  • Advising APLNG in relation to the development of an LNG plant at Gladstone, including a shared facilities agreement for storage and loading of LNG, agreements with Gladstone Ports Corporation for dredging and spoil disposal, agreements with utilities providers and various upstream agreements, such as drilling and other oil field services contracts..
  • Advising BP Integrated Solutions & Trading on various confirmation notices related to LNG trading operations.
  • Advising Puma Energy/Trafigura on the proposed sale of an interest in its oil refinery in Papua New Guinea.
  • Advising an independent oil and gas producer on acquisition of an operated interest in the Galoc oil field in the Philippines and various joint venture and crude marketing issues.
  • Advising Tamarind Resources on a joint venture arrangement with a private equity fund and on its bid to acquire Total’s upstream oil and gas assets in Brunei, including due diligence of complex cross-border unitisation arrangements.
  • Advising Guangzhou Gas on a long-term LNG sale and purchase (SPA).
  • Advising Guangdong Yudean on an LNG master sale and purchase agreement (MSPA).
  • Advising Shanghai LNG on an LNG MSPA.
  • Advising Novatek on LNG marketing at the joint venture (JV) level and LNG SPAs with third-party buyers in relation to the Arctic 2 LNG project in Russia.
  • Advising Rosneft on a suite of project documents relating to the Tema port floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) project in Ghana, including bilateral and interface agreements, regarding a terminal use agreement and gas supply agreement.
  • Advising ENEOS (formerly JXTG Nippon) on various LNG sale and purchase arrangements, including a number of master sale agreements.
  • Advising Denison Gas on multiple gas sale and gas swap agreements related to an acquisition of Denison Trough gas assets in Queensland, Australia.
  • Advising Ampol (formerly Caltex) on various gas supply agreements for the Lytton refinery, Queensland, Australia.
  • Advising Toshiba as an LNG terminal capacity holder, on various LNG sale term sheets and LNG SPAs in relation to the Freeport LNG project in the US.
  • Advising Mitsui on LNG SPAs and terminal use agreement issues in relation to the Cameron LNG project in the US.
  • Advising ENN on an LNG bunkering project in Hong Kong.
  • Advising a Russian Alliance Oil on the sale of an interest in a network of 150 service stations in Ukraine and establishing a joint venture with Shell to operate the network.
  • Advising BP Australia on various aspects of existing joint ventures (North West Shelf project, Cossack Wanaea Lambert Hermes Project), long-term LNG export contracts, domestic gas sale and fuel supply contracts, and gas fields unitisation agreements.
  • Advising a Russian state-owned Zarubezhneft, in its capacity as a 50% joint venture participant, on the Dung Quat petroleum refinery construction project in Vietnam, including construction tender documents, multiple EPC contracts with an international consortium and various related services agreements.


  • Advising a Thai RATCH on due diligence in relation to refinancing of its Australian portfolio of gas fire power stations.
  • Advising a Thai RATCH on due diligence in relation to refinancing of its Australian portfolio of wind and solar assets.
  • Advising BP Integrated Solutions & Trading on the corporate power purchase agreement with Pacific Hydro in relation to the Haughton solar farm.
  • Advising BlackRock on various aspects of the acquisition of a majority interest in a portfolio of two large-scale solar PV projects in Queensland, the 150MW Daydream project and the 50MW Hayman project.
  • Advising Enel Green Power on various aspects of the acquisition of the 275MW Bungala solar PV project.
  • Advising University of NSW (UNSW) on a 15-year corporate PPA for up to 124 GWh per annum with the 200MW Sunraysia solar farm developed by Maoneng Australia. The PPA is “sleeved” into UNSW’s retail agreement with Origin Energy.
  • Advising the government-owned Kumul Consolidated Holdings on the proposed 180MW hydroelectric power station on the Ramu River in Papua New Guinea, the BOOT model Ramu 2 project. The advice included drafting and negotiating the project agreement with a consortium led by Shenzhen Energy Group of China, a power purchase agreement with PNG Power and other project documents, including Yonki River dam protocol.
  • Advising a Russian generating company, OGK-1, on various aspects of project financing a new 800MW combined cycle gas turbine power plant, including a joint venture with TNK-BP, gas supply and power off-take agreements, joint development and shareholders agreements and certain aspects of EPC contracts.
  • Advising a confidential Korean client in relation risk allocation under a power purchase agreement in the Solomon Islands.
  • Advising Fiji Electricity Authority in relation to issues arising from of a power purchase agreement.
  • Advising a confidential Korean client on an energy conversion agreement in Iran.


  • Advising a mining services company in relation to its proposed acquisition of interest in a copper gold mining project in South Australia.
  • Advising Veolia as the project sponsor, in respect of an approximately €1.3 billion public private partnership project relating to long-term operation, modernisation and management of the district heating network of Tashkent city, Uzbekistan, including drafting and negotiating a 30-year PPP agreement, government support agreement, independent engineer agreement and other related project documents.
  • Advising POSCO International in relation to restructure of its joint venture interest in the Narrabri coal mining project, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Advising SK Networks on various issues in relation to their minority interests in Australian mines.>
  • Advising the PNG Department of Works and Implementation on regulations and structuring for financing and delivering strategic main road projects in Papua New Guinea.
  • Advising Rusal Aluminum on various joint venture matters in respect of its investment in Queensland Alumina Limited (Australia) and various operational issues associated with that investment.
  • Advising a consortium of coal companies on certain aspects of a funding agreement with Queensland Rail Network for the Wiggins Island rail project.
  • Advising Anglo American on various coal transportation services agreements.
  • Advising Mitsubishi on its potential acquisition of a direct interest in the Queensland Coal Industry Rail Group, which unsuccessfully sought to bid for Queensland Rail's coal track network.
  • Advising Brazilian mining company Vale on a co-development agreement, coordination arrangement and land access arrangements with a gas producer in relation to overlapping coal and gas tenements in Queensland. Separately, advising on the Wiggins Island Coal Export Terminal (WICET) shareholders agreement and risks associated with participation of Vale or its Belvedere Coal Joint Venture in WICET.
  • Advising privately owned coal company QCoal on the sell-down of its Byerwen Project in north Queensland.


  • Bond University, Australia, J.D., 2005
  • Russian Oil & Gas University, Bachelor of Law, 1999


  • Victoria, Australia, 2006
  • Russia, 1999


  • English
  • Russian

  • Recognised in Doyle’s Guide 2022 and 2023 as a Leading Energy & Resources Lawyer in New South Wales.

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    • Author, “A Snapshot of Australian LNG”, LNG Industry Magazine, February 2022. 
    • Co-author, “The Rise to the Top for US LNG”, LNG Industry Magazine, March 2023.

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