Liquefied Natural Gas
The Law and Business of LNG, third edition
The content spans the latest developments in traditional LNG matters such as structuring projects, sale and purchase agreements and shipping, as well as chapters on LNG from shale and unconventional sources, the forced reopening of contract terms over time and the growing role of smaller and floating LNG developments.
This practical title is being updated to take into account the rapidly shifting arrangements and participations in the international LNG sector. It features contributions from leading oil and gas companies, consultancies and law firms, by writers who are specialists in their fields. The content spans the latest developments in traditional LNG matters such as structuring projects, sale and purchase agreements and shipping, as well as chapters on LNG from shale and unconventional sources, the forced reopening of contract terms over time and the growing role of smaller and floating LNG developments. Together, the contributors provide a rare guide to the legal, regulatory, political and practical elements of today’s LNG business.
Whether you are a lawyer in private practice or from a national or international oil company, utility business, ship broking or ship building firm, bank or energy advisory practice, this commercially focused title will provide you with the latest holistic insights into the business and law of LNG.
Table of Contents
|Table of contents||4|
|Foreword Martin Houston Tellurian Inc||6|
|LNG shipping David Gardner Michelet & Co Ltd||8|
|Upstream challenges facing joint venture participants Daniel Gosewisch Minor DKL Food Group Angus Jones Allen & Overy||30|
|LNG regulation Nina Howell Garry Pegg Daniel Rogers King & Spalding||52|
|Principles of price reviews and hardship clauses in long-term gas contracts Paul Griffin White & Case; University of Dundee||90|
|Shale gas for LNG Vivek Bakshi Ron Stuber Dentons Canada LLP Jeff Scobie Lawson Lundell LLP||134|
|Structuring LNG projects: Evolution or revolution in the LNG supply value chain? Joanna Kay Peter Roberts Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP||152|
|Floating LNG Elze Frima Shell International BV Anthony Lepere Anthony Patten Shearman & Sterling LLP||170|
|LNG sale and purchase agreements Harry W Sullivan, Jr Texas A&M School of Law; Southern Methodist University School of Law; Kosmos Energy LLC||186|
|Obligations and failures to deliver or take under longterm LNG sale andpurchase agreements Paul Griffin White & Case; University of Dundee Malcolm Jarvis 20 Essex Street, London||214|
|Price reviews in practice James Freeman Allen & Overy Boaz Moselle1 Cornerstone Research||260|
|LNG trading Anthony Patten Shearman & Sterling LLP Philip Thomson Ashurst||276|
|LNG master sale and purchase agreements Steven Paul Barra Chevron International Gas Inc||288|
|LNG – a minefield fordisputes? James Baily Rachel Lidgate Herbert Smith Freehills LLP||306|
|Portfolio LNG – the new normal (sort of)Rich Feely Shell International Ltd Michael Lawson King & Wood Mallesons||322|
|New markets for LNG Nicholas Fulford Ryan Pereira Gaffney, Cline & Associates||342|
|Financing LNG projects James Douglass Baker Botts (UK) LLP||358|
|Financing US LNG projects Jason Webber White & Case||396|
|Export credit agencies Scott Neilson Allen & Overy||422|
|US LNG and the global market Andrew Walker Cheniere Energy||436|
|About the authors||452|
As most of the books from this publisher, the book is written by leading practitioners. As such it covers relevant and cutting-edge topics. The book includes chapters on LNG trading, LNG master sale and purchase agreements, US LNG and the global market, portfolio LNG, shale gas for LNG, price reviews, LNG regulation (in US and EU), floating LNG and so on.
Kim Talus & Aikaterini Florou
Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
James Baily is a solicitor advocate and partner in Herbert Smith Freehills’ dispute resolution division in London. He specialises in advising on commercial disputes within the energy sector. He is ranked in the main directories; Legal 500 2016 and Chambers UK 2017 both list him as a Leading Individual for oil and gas work.
James’s experience covers cross-border disputes in the context of major oil and gas projects, asset disposals, joint ventures and gas sales agreements, including challenges to the jurisdiction of the English courts and parallel proceedings in foreign courts. He has advised a number of major companies on price review disputes under long-term LNG sale and purchase agreements and pipeline gas sales agreements, as well as advising on disputes concerning gas trading and marketing under short-term contracts. He is the author of a number of articles on price reviews and has spoken extensively on the subject.
Partner, Dentons Canada LLP
Vivek Bakshi is a partner in the energy group at Dentons Canada LLP, one of Canada’s leading law firms, and is based in its Toronto and Calgary offices. Mr Bakshi focuses on M&A and project development in the energy, natural resources and infrastructure sector. He has particular expertise in the LNG sector, working with LNG traders and sponsors in connection with the trade of LNG and development of LNG liquefaction plants and regasification terminals worldwide. Mr Bakshi has worked in London, Singapore and Tokyo prior to practice in Canada, and speaks regularly around the world on matters of energy law and practice. Mr Bakshi is qualified to practise Ontario law and is also a member of the Law Society of England and Wales.
Steven Paul Barra
Senior legal counsel, Chevron International Gas Inc
Steven Paul Barra has a longstanding interest in LNG issues. As Perth-based senior legal counsel with Chevron International Gas Inc since March 2014, he has been extensively involved in the provision of legal advice in relation to LNG marketing and related agreements for Chevron’s Australian projects. Between 2002 and 2014 Steven was senior legal counsel at Eni SpA based in Milan, providing legal advice in relation to gas transportation projects, LNG projects, the purchase and sale of gas and LNG on a short-term and long-term basis, energy sector acquisitions, shipping issues, and contractual arrangements at regasification terminals.
Partner, Baker Botts (UK) LLP
James Douglass is an energy projects partner with over 25 years’ experience based in the Baker Botts London office.
Mr Douglass focuses on project development, project and other structured financing and M&A in the energy, natural resources and infrastructure sectors. He has particular expertise in the LNG sector working with sponsors and lenders in connection with the development and financing of LNG projects worldwide and in other oil and gas matters (upstream, midstream and downstream).
Mr Douglass has worked in London, Hong Kong and Beijing. He is qualified to practise law in England and Wales, Hong Kong and Australia.
Managing counsel – new business development, Shell International Ltd
Rich Feely is based in London and manages a team of lawyers supporting global M&A and new business development in Shell’s Integrated Gas business, and also acts as Shell’s global legal focal point for LNG development.
Prior to his current role, Rich was in global LNG origination and trading roles in Shell and BG Group in London, the latter managing an international team of lawyers supporting BG Group’s global energy marketing business, primarily focusing on LNG but also European gas and crude. Before this, Rich was with BG Group in Brisbane, Australia for almost a year, where he managed the midstream aspects of CNOOC’s multi-billion dollar additional acquisition of interests in the Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) project and related long-term LNG supply arrangements. Before joining BG Group, Rich was general counsel at an Australian listed oil and gas exploration company in Melbourne and before that a senior associate in the M&A team at Mallesons in Melbourne, where he acted for BG Group on many of its M&A and business development transactions leading to sanction of the QCLNG project.
Counsel, Allen & Overy
James Freeman is a counsel in the international arbitration group at Allen & Overy in London. He holds a First Class degree from Oxford University and a Diploma in International Arbitration with Distinction from Queen Mary, University of London. He conducts both commercial and investor-state arbitrations under all the major sets of arbitral rules and at various seats of arbitration, including as advocate. He has been ranked in Legal 500, Chambers and Who’s Who Legal. He is described in Legal 500 as an “energy specialist”. He has particular experience of advising buyers and sellers on price review arbitrations, in both Europe and Asia, and advises buyers and sellers on drafting price review clauses.
Senior legal counsel, Shell International BV
Elze Frima is senior legal counsel in the projects group of Shell’s Legal Services Projects and Technology in Rijswijk, The Netherlands. Her role includes coordinating legal support to Shell’s floating LNG related projects. Ms Frima has close to 30 years of experience working in the oil and gas industry in The Netherlands and the United States. She is a Dutch lawyer by training, and is also qualified to practise law in Texas, USA.
Global head of gas and LNG, Gaffney, Cline & Associates
Nicholas Fulford leads the gas and LNG practice at Gaffney, Cline & Associates (GCA). He is based at the company’s Houston, Texas office but coordinates global gas activity across the company’s other key offices in London and Singapore. He is a chartered engineer and holds a master’s degree from the Royal Military College of Science in the United Kingdom.
He has over 35 years’ experience in the gas value chain, having held senior roles in the past at British Gas and Centrica, covering gas production, gas and LNG contract negotiation, and LNG shipping, as well as establishing a North American business for Centrica, with a focus on gas and power wholesale and retail markets, and more recently unconventional gas resource development.
Since joining GCA in 2013, Nick has assisted a range of clients in gas monetisation, risk management, price formulation and gas master planning, as well as assisting lenders on due diligence and technical assessment of gas projects globally.
Partner, Michelet & Co Ltd
David Gardner has over eighteen years’ experience in the LNG industry covering projects for the transportation, production and import of LNG offshore projects. David has advised on projects involving the transportation of LNG produced in Australia, Angola, Egypt, Trinidad, Qatar and Yemen into destinations in Europe and the USA. He has also worked extensively in the oil industry on projects for the delivery and operation of FPSOs and FSOs and is now heavily involved in the development of floating LNG, both LNG FPSOs and FSRUs.
His experience extends from the construction or conversion of LNG carriers, FPSOs and FSRUs to be let on long-term charter to joint venture, sale and purchase and short-term time and voyage charters. In recent years he has advised extensively on trading arrangements including the sale and purchase of spot cargoes of LNG and the integration of sale and purchase arrangements into import and export terminal contracts.
General counsel, Minor DKL Food Group
Daniel Gosewisch holds degrees in law and environmental science, and has over 15 years’ inhouse legal practice in Australia and the Asia- Pacific region. He has worked across mining, oil and gas, government, banking and general corporate sectors.
Mr Gosewisch was vice president, legal and company secretary of Arrow Energy (now owned by Shell and Petrochina) until 2011. His role incorporated the acquisition, development and operation of gas fields for delivery of methane into the burgeoning LNG precinct of Gladstone. Between 2011 and 2015 Mr Gosewisch worked for Queensland Treasury Corporation as director, legal transactions, providing advice on government financing in the state of Queensland, including the financing of government-owned corporations in the Queensland energy and water industries, and risk management for public sector infrastructure.
Most recently, Mr Gosewisch has been appointed as general counsel of Minor DKL Food Group, an Australian subsidiary of Thai-listed Minor International plc.
Lawyer, arbitrator and mediator Special adviser – oil and gas, White & Case; University of Dundee
Professor Paul Griffin is an English lawyer and has more than 35 years’ experience of practising in the international oil and gas business. Paul was a partner in leading international law firms for some 25 years until his retirement from Allen & Overy in 2016. During that time he led the oil and gas teams at those firms and worked on many of the significant deals and disputes of the global oil and gas business, as well as being involved in related matters of public law and competition law. He has been recognised as the ‘World’s Leading Energy Lawyer’ in the Expert Guides: Best of the Best, and as the ‘World’s Leading Oil and Gas Lawyer’ in Who’s Who Legal.
In addition to his role at the University of Dundee, Paul is special adviser to the global oil and gas group at White & Case. He is also now active in the resolution of disputes in the international oil and gas sector, where he works as an arbitrator, an expert and a mediator. Paul writes and speaks regularly on the issues and developments of the law in the context of the global oil and gas industry.
Paul is vice-chair of the Oil and Gas Law Committee of the International Bar Association and a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and the Institute of Energy Law. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a CEDR accredited mediator.
Counsel, King & Spalding
Nina Howell is counsel in King & Spalding’s London office and part of the firm’s energy group. She has extensive experience advising sponsors (including super-major international oil companies and independent oil and gas companies) on project-financed energy and infrastructure projects around the world. Nina has a particular expertise in the LNG sector, having advised on major LNG import and export projects across Africa, Australia, Europe, South America and the United States. Nina advised on the proposed first LNG export project in the European Union, which included advice on a number of EU law issues for the first time in the context of an LNG export project. 2015 Chambers UK for Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas said: Nina Howell “provides fast turnaround times, practical solutions and quality results”, and that she is particularly well regarded for her practice in the LNG arena, where she “has good knowledge of the industry”.
Barrister, 20 Essex Street, London
Malcolm Jarvis is a barrister specialising in commercial litigation and arbitration with particular focus on energy and commodities. He is recommended by Chambers UK as a leading junior for energy and natural resources, and by the Legal 500 as a leading junior for commercial litigation, energy and commodities. His practice spans the up-stream, mid-stream and downstream sectors, with arbitration and litigation experience of production sharing contracts, joint operating agreements, oil spill compensation claims, oil and gas off-shore construction disputes, and commodity disputes.
He holds degrees in law and a doctorate in EU law. He has been in practise at 20 Essex Street since 1999.
Partner, Allen & Overy
Angus Jones is a partner of international firm Allen & Overy, based in Perth, Western Australia. He has over 25 years’ experience in oil and gas and energy matters and projects, including all stages from bidding/exploration, structuring and joint ventures, project development, mergers and acquisitions, sales and marketing, and transportation to ongoing operational and commercial matters. Angus has particular expertise in LNG projects, with an in-depth understanding of all links in the LNG supply chain arising from his work on LNG projects in Australia and across the Asia Pacific region. Angus is widely recognised as one of Australia’s leading individuals in energy and natural resources, including by Chambers legal directory and Australia’s ‘Best Lawyers’ in each of the categories of Energy, Natural Resources and Oil & Gas. Angus was included in the ‘Best of the Best’ guide to the top 30 global experts for Energy & Resources in 2014 and 2016.
Of counsel, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP
Joanna Kay, of counsel in the London office of Orrick LLP, works in the firm’s oil and gas practice and advises on domestic and international transactions, including country entry, joint ventures, M&A, LNG project developments and LNG sales contracts. Prior to joining Orrick she was an in-house lawyer in a FTSE 100 E&P company based in London, where she focused on upstream asset work and frontier exploration opportunities, in a number of different jurisdictions. She is a committee member of the UK Energy Lawyers Group and has contributed to a number of leading oil and gas market publications.
Partner, King & Wood Mallesons
Based in Singapore, Michael Lawson is an expert on all aspects of the LNG supply chain and experienced in major projects, joint ventures, acquisitions and divestments, utilities regulation, commercial contracts, corporate restructuring and equity capital markets.
Michael co-led a large team advising BG Group on its US$2bn binding agreements with CNOOC for the sale of interests in the Queensland Curtis LNG project in Australia and for the portfolio supply of five mtpa of LNG for a period of 20 years.
More recently, Michael advised Shell on its successful bid for a licence to import the next tranche of LNG into Singapore (and related renegotiation of terminal use and LNG/gas supply arrangements), an important step in the development of Singapore’s LNG market and an extension of Shell’s role as aggregator for Singapore’s first three mtpa of LNG demand. He also regularly advises a range of other LNG buyers and sellers on upstream projects, marketing and supply, and purchase arrangements.
Counsel, Shearman & Sterling LLP
Anthony Lepere is counsel in the project development and finance team at Shearman & Sterling, based in London. His practice focuses upon corporate and project development work in the mining and oil and gas sectors. Anthony’s recent experience includes advising on all aspects of floating liquefaction projects and floating regasification projects in West Africa and Latin America, amongst other regions.
Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
Rachel is a solicitor advocate and partner in Herbert Smith Freehills’ dispute resolution division in London. She advises in relation to a wide range of commercial disputes, with a particular focus on clients in the energy sector. Rachel has acted for a number of major energy companies in relation to disputes under long-term gas and LNG sale and purchase agreements, including price review arbitrations.
Senior vice president, Cornerstone Research
Boaz Moselle is an economist with twenty years of experience in the natural gas and electricity industries. He has consulted on market, policy and regulatory issues to many leading global energy firms, as well as to national regulators, governments, and the European Commission. Dr Moselle has served as an expert witness in court proceedings and international arbitrations, including many disputes relating to the pricing of natural gas and LNG in Europe, Asia and Latin America. For a number of years, he worked as a managing director at the British energy regulator Ofgem. Dr Moselle speaks widely at academic and industry conferences, publishes articles and books, and regularly testifies before Parliamentary Committees, courts and arbitral tribunals about matters related to the gas and electricity industries. Who’s Who Legal has described him as “one of the foremost experts on energy-related disputes”.
Partner, Allen & Overy
Scott Neilson is a partner in the project, energy and infrastructure group based in Tokyo. As an LNG specialist, he has deep and unique experience throughout the LNG value chain, including numerous liquefaction (including floating LNG (FLNG)), shipping, regasification (both onshore and FSRUs) and CCGT power projects. His experience on both the lender and sponsor side enables him to provide practical input from different perspectives. He has advised export credit agencies and lenders, project sponsors and project companies on transactions in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and North America. His recent LNG experience includes Coral South FLNG project (the world’s first project financing of an FLNG project, the first LNG project in Mozambique and the largest project financing in African history), Tangguh Train 3 Expansion, Donggi-Senoro LNG, Ichthys LNG (the world’s largest project financing), a Canadian LNG project, the first Indonesian onshore LNG regasification terminal, Dahej LNG expansion, Manzanillo LNG and seven new-build LNG vessels. He is also working on Asia’s first LNG to power project.
Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP
Anthony Patten is a partner in the project development and finance team at Shearman & Sterling, based in Singapore. He is also the head of the firm’s global oil and gas practice. He has advised governments, national oil companies, oil companies, trading houses and lenders on oil and gas transactions and projects for 20 years. Anthony has a particular focus on the LNG sector, and has advised clients on projects and transactions across the entire LNG value chain, and in all key regions. He is currently heavily involved in the development of floating liquefaction and floating regasification projects, as well as LNG-to-power projects and LNG marketing initiatives. Prior to joining Shearman & Sterling, Anthony was a senior in-house counsel with Royal Dutch Shell, in London and Dubai.
Partner, King & Spalding
Garry Pegg is the managing partner in King & Spalding’s London office and practises in the firm’s energy group. His practice, which extends over 25 years, focuses on corporate and commercial transactions, joint ventures, project finance, mergers, share, and asset acquisitions and disposals. He is recognised for the depth of his experience in a number of market sectors, most notably energy, oil, gas and electricity. He is ranked regularly in the UK and Global Chambers as well as in the UK Legal 500 directories for projects, energy and natural resources. He is described as “a top practitioner and adviser in energy-related transactions”. Garry has particular experience working on FSRU LNG import projects.
Principal commercial manager – global gas & LNG, Gaffney, Cline & Associates
Ryan Pereira is principal commercial manager in the global gas & LNG group at Gaffney, Cline & Associates. Based in London, Ryan has extensive international experience and cultural awareness having completed assignments globally in over 20 countries across the downstream, chemicals, midstream and LNG and upstream sectors. He holds a degree in economics and qualifications in management accounting, corporate finance and treasury and project management.
Ryan has over 14 years of energy sector experience with majors (ExxonMobil) and operators (Centrica Energy), as well as working with joint venture parties and national oil and gas companies.
Since joining GCA in 2014, Ryan has led projects covering LNG import and exports, gasto- power, M&A, gas disputes, gas market studies, energy market reform, delivery of LNG training and has written articles for publications covering global gas markets.
Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP
Peter Roberts, a partner in the London office of Orrick LLP, heads up the firm’s oil and gas practice and advises on domestic and international transactions, including country entry, joint ventures, M&A, LNG project developments and commodity sales contracts. A former chairman of the International Bar Association’s Oil and Gas Law Committee, Peter has authored four leading industry textbooks (Oil and Gas Contracts, Sweet & Maxwell (2016); English Law and Petroleum Contracts, OUP (2016); Joint Operating Agreements, Globe (2015); Gas and LNG Sales and Transportation Agreements, Sweet & Maxwell (2014)). He is the editor of the AIPN’s Journal of World Energy Law and Business, and is a representative on several oil and gas law university faculties. He was previously the general counsel for a UK energy company and has worked for other leading international law firms in London, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Partner, King & Spalding
Daniel (Dan) Rogers is a partner in King & Spalding’s Houston office. His practice centres on energy-related infrastructure development and finance, commodities marketing and trading, and transportation projects and transactions, including in the oil and gas and LNG sectors. His LNG experience includes several ‘cutting-edge’ export, transport and import projects, such as: lead outside marketing counsel for Anadarko’s Mozambique LNG export project; LNG terminalling and inter-customer agreements for the Singapore LNG Terminal; lender-side role in the financing of both the Cheniere Sabine Pass and Freeport LNG import terminals; LNG sales contracts for Australia Pacific LNG; and tolling agreements and financing agreements for the Gulf LNG Energy project on the US Gulf Coast. Dan is rated as one of the leading projects, transportation and energy attorneys in the Chambers Global, Chambers Asia Pacific and Chambers USA guides, and he has been included in the International Who’s Who of International Project Finance Lawyers, and the International Who’s Who of International Oil & Gas Lawyers, and in The Best Lawyers in Singapore: Energy Law and Natural Resources Law published by Best Lawyers®, and in Expert Guides: Energy.
Partner, Lawson Lundell LLP
Jeff Scobie is a partner in the corporate/ commercial group of Lawson Lundell LLP. He has over 30 years of experience in domestic and international energy law, and advises clients with respect to the structuring, development, financing and operation of energy projects and other corporate, commercial and energy-related matters. Mr Scobie has assisted clients with the acquisition and operation of large shale gas reserves in western Canada. He was previously the general counsel of Qatar Petroleum (QP), the national oil and gas concern of the State of Qatar. His LNG experience on behalf of numerous clients has included both export and import projects located in Canada, Qatar, Russia, Mexico, the United States, the United Kingdom, Italy, China, India and Belgium. Since the early 1990s, Mr Scobie has been an instructor at the Faculty of Law, University of Calgary. He is a member of the Law Society of Alberta and is a non-practising member of the Law Society of England and Wales.
Partner, Dentons Canada LLP
Ron Stuber is a partner based in Dentons Canada LLP’s Vancouver office, having worked previously in Calgary and London, United Kingdom. He has over 25 years of experience advising clients on the development and financing of projects and major commercial transactions in the energy and infrastructure sectors. He has considerable past and present involvement with projects concerning LNG production facilities, LNG shipping and regasification facilities, marine and other infrastructure and power generation. He is currently advising on a number of LNG and other proposed gas export projects being developed on the west coast of Canada. Mr Stuber advises proponents, lenders and others involved in major projects and transactions across the energy value chain, from upstream oil and gas exploration and production, to mid-stream processing and pipeline transportation, to downstream distribution and supply. He has particularly deep experience of project financings, including project risk allocation and mitigation. Mr Stuber is a member of the Alberta Bar, the British Columbia Bar and the Law Society of England and Wales.
Harry W Sullivan, Jr
Executive professor, Texas A&M School of Law; Adjunct professor, Southern Methodist University, School of Law; Assistant general counsel, Kosmos Energy LLC
Harry Sullivan is an international energy attorney based in Dallas, Texas, where he is an executive professor at Texas A&M School of Law and an Adjunct Professor at SMU’s Dedman School of Law and works as Assistant General Counsel for Kosmos Energy in their West Africa exploration activities. He has a JD degree from Louisiana State University School of Law and an LLM degree from Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law. He is licensed to practise law in the states of Louisiana and Texas and before the Supreme Court of the United States; and is board-certified in oil, gas and mineral law in Texas. He is also admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales.
His practice and experience focuses on the upstream and mid-stream oil and natural gas industry, both in the US and internationally, with in-house experience at ConocoPhillips, Atlantic Richfield Company and Sun Oil Company in more than 25 different countries.
Philip Thomson is a partner with Ashurst, who specialises in the development and financing of energy projects. Philip has been active in the LNG sector for more than 15 years, and has experience in all segments of the LNG value chain. Now based in Ashurst’s London office, Philip worked in Ashurst’s Singapore office between 2010 and 2014.
Vice president, strategy and communication, Cheniere Energy
Dr Andrew Walker is the vice president for strategy and communication for Cheniere Energy. He is located in London and responsible for the strategy and market outlook of Cheniere, reporting into the chief commercial officer.
Until October 2015 he was vice president for Global LNG – and prior to that head of LNG strategy at BG Group, where he worked for over 20 years before joining Cheniere. During his career in LNG he has been located in Singapore, Egypt, the United States and the United Kingdom, and has worked on numerous LNG projects, including Atlantic LNG in Trinidad and Tobago, Egyptian LNG and Dragon LNG in the United Kingdom.
Dr Walker has a doctorate in geology from Imperial College, University of London.
Partner, White & Case
Jason Webber focuses on the United States and international corporate and financial transactions, particularly those related to the tender, development, financing, acquisition and divestiture of energy, infrastructure and natural resource projects.
He was named “Dealmaker of the Year” by the American Lawyer in 2016. His ability to structure innovative solutions that meet the business needs of his clients was also recognised by the Financial Times in its FT North America Innovative Lawyers 2015 report where Jason’s representation of Freeport LNG won first place in the category of “Innovation in Legal Expertise: Enabling Clients’ Business” and Jason himself was personally lauded by the Financial Times for his leadership of these ground-breaking transactions. Jason was also recently named one of the 500 Leading Lawyers in America by Lawdragon magazine.
Jason is the co-head of the oil and gas industry group, one of the firm’s four key global industries. In that context, he has been very active representing clients in midstream energy infrastructure, LNG export and import facilities, petroleum refineries, and petrochemical projects in North America and globally. He is also a member of the firm’s private equity group, where he focuses on mergers and acquisitions in the oil and gas, power, transportation/PPP, and other traditional and emerging infrastructure sectors.