Nick Thorne




Nick is an experienced major projects and transactions lawyer with a focus on natural resources and infrastructure, both in Australia and Papua New Guinea.

He previously worked in a commercial role initiating and managing transactions for a diversified ASX-listed financial services and investment group. He has also spent time on secondment in the legal group of one of the world’s leading oil and gas companies.

Nick is admitted as a lawyer of the National Court of Papua New Guinea. He is also an Australian Legal Practitioner admitted in the Supreme Courts of Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales, and in the High Court of Australia.

Key deals

Oil Search

Advising on the US$2.5 billion arrangement to acquire InterOil.

BP Australia

Acting on the sale of the Bulwer Island Gas Terminal to Origin Energy and the sale of its Australia bitumen business to Puma Energy.

Newcrest Mining and Harmony Gold

Advising in relation to the Wafi-Golpu copper and gold project in Papua New Guinea.

Peabody Energy

Advising in relation to the sale of the Moranbah/Wotonga (Isaac Plains East) coal project to Stanmore Coal.

PNG Power

Advising in relation to the development of the Naoro Brown 80 MW hydropower project.

A US Investment Bank

Advising in relation to the bank's investment in a gold project in the Eastern Highlands Province in Papua New Guinea.