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 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 carbon capture and storage projects.

Her clients include project proponents, financial institutions, O&M contractors, project offtakers (e.g. LNG buyers) and other project participants.

Tatiana’s experience includes both in-house and private practice roles in Australia, Hong Kong, Vietnam and London. In Australia, she started with an oil and gas company, 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 DES to FOB delivery and various other aspects related to renegotiating a secure LNG supply from the Sakhalin 2 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), including FPSO services agreement, bareboat charter, quiet enjoyment agreement, purchase option agreement and various other project documents.
  • Advising KOGAS in relation to 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 Puma Energy 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 Japanese capacity holders on various LNG sale term sheets, LNG SPAs and terminal use agreement issues in relation to the Freeport and Cameron LNG projects in the US.
  • 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 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 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 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 the PNG Department of Works and Implementation on regulations and structuring for financing and delivering strategic main road projects in Papua New Guinea.
  • 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 Rusal on various joint venture matters in respect of its investment in Queensland Alumina Limited (Australia) and various operational issues associated with that investment.


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


  • Victoria, Australia, 2006
  • Russia, 1999


  • English
  • Russian

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