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Neil Gordon

With impressive backgrounds in both corporate law and the energy industry, Neil brings a unique perspective to his work with private and public sector clients in the energy, resources, agribusiness and manufacturing sectors.

After many years as the head of the South Australian Corporate Division, Neil now leads the Energy team in the Adelaide office. He has a thorough understanding of all areas of corporate and commercial law including competition and market regulation, corporate governance, and mergers and acquisitions, as well as extensive experience in major project delivery, outsourcing and procurement.

Neil is particularly expert in the natural gas industry. He has been involved in negotiating and documenting long term, high volume, contracts for the sale and purchase of natural gas and contracts for transportation of natural gas via pipeline systems. He also advises regarding third party access to pipeline systems.

Among Neil’s long standing clients are ETSA Utilities, Flinders Ports, SEA Gas, and Viterra.


  • LLB (Hons), BEc

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • Neil is a member of the Law Council of Australia’s Competition & Consumer Committee and member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators.

Awards and Recognition

  • Lawyer of the Year (Australia), Energy Law - Best Lawyers: 2016
  • Recommended, Energy - Best Lawyers: 2013, 2014, 2016
  • Recommended, Oil & Gas - Best Lawyers: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016

Neil Gordon is ‘professional, inquisitive, and responsive’ and an expert in the natural gas sector - Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2010/11