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Joshua I. Spry

Senior Associate
+44.(0)20.7360.8150
Fax +44.(0)20.7648.9001
Joshua Spry is a senior associate in the firm’s London office and is a member Corporate M&A practice group. Mr. Spry advises clients on a broad range of corporate and projects-related matters, including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, project developments and commodity trading and supply arrangements. Mr. Spry works in a range of sectors, but has particular experience in oil and gas, LNG and renewables.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates Mr. Spry worked at an international law firm in Tokyo, Japan and Perth, Australia. During his time in Japan Mr. Spry also worked as secondee legal counsel at a major Japanese oil and gas company and at a Japanese trading house.

Corporate
  • Advising an institutional investment manager on its proposed investment into a UK real estate development
  • Advising a UK company on capital structure and share subscription arrangements
  • Advising Mitsui & Co., Ltd. on the deconsolidation of its LNG interests held by Mitsui & Co. LNG Investment Limited
  • Advising a Japanese company on the deconsolidation of its interests in an Indonesian power project
  • Advising a Japanese trading house on an investment into a greenfield flour mill in South East Asia
LNG
  • Advising Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Ltd. on all matters related to its involvement in and the development of the Pacific NorthWest LNG project in Canada
  • Advising Sojitz Corporation on its acquisition of a minority interest in the Mugardos LNG regasification facility in Spain from First State Investments
  • Advising a Japanese trading house on a potential investment into an LNG regasification facility in Spain
  • Advising a Japanese trading house on structuring and development of a greenfield LNG regasification project
  • Advising a Japanese trading house on joint bidding arrangements in connection with a tender to supply LNG to Thailand
  • Advising Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Ltd. on various long-term, mid-term and spot LNG SPAs, in both Buyer and Seller capacities
  • Assisting Woodside with negotiations for the Browse LNG State Agreement
  • Advising project financiers to the Ichthys LNG project in Western Australia
Oil and gas
  • Advising a Japanese trading house in connection with its oil and gas operations in the UK North Sea
  • Advising Sojitz Corporation on a restructure and sale of its gas interests in the UK North Sea to RockRose Energy
  • Advising Sojitz Corporation on the sale of its interest in Etame Marin block offshore Gabon to VAALCO Energy Inc
  • Advising a major Japanese oil & gas company on its exit from various upstream oil & gas interests in Indonesia
  • Advising a Japanese trading house on its bid for new offshore acreage in the UK North Sea
  • Advising Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Ltd. in relation to its farm-in to UK North Sea acreage with Apache
  • Advising Roc Oil on the sale of its interest in the Chinguetti Oil Project offshore Mauritania to Tullow Oil
  • Advising a major Japanese oil & gas company in relation to oil sales contracts from Iraq
  • Advising Origin Energy in relation to its farm-in to Cooper Basin acreage with Senex Energy
  • Advising OMV Australia on their exit from several Australian offshore oil and gas interests and joint ventures
  • Advising OMV Australia on its farm-out and sale of several Australian offshore oil and gas interests
  • Advising an Australian oil & gas company in relation to a farm-in in the Cooper Basin
  • Advising a project financier in relation to an acquisition of various oil and gas operations across the United States
  • Advising Origin Energy in relation to its farm-in to Perth Basin acreage with Empire Oil & Gas
  • Advising APA Group on a range of gas balancing, transport and storage agreements relating to the Mondarra Storage Reservoir, Dampier Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline and Parmelia Pipeline
  • Advising an Australian energy company on the preparation of petroleum road haulage contracts
  • Advising a Japanese oil & gas company regarding interests in the Timor Sea Joint Petroleum Development Area
Power
  • Advising a Japanese trading house on a potential investment into a greenfield 350MW solar IPP project in Abu Dhabi
  • Advising Roy Hill Holdings Pty Ltd on bankability of its power supply arrangements for the Roy Hill iron ore project in Western Australia
  • Advising Horizon Power on Power Purchase Agreements for a variety of diesel and gas fired power stations
    Resources
  • Advising a Japanese trading house in connection with its investment into and the development of a chemicals expansion project in the Southern Hemisphere
  • Advising an Australian minerals company on various financing issues relating to the expansion of its existing minerals projects in the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Advising a project financier in relation to a mineral project acquisition in the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Advising Reed Resources on its acquisition of the Meekatharra Gold project
  • Advising a confidential bidder for the Premier Coal assets in Western Australia
Construction
  • Advising BHP on a range of dredging and construction contracts as part of the Outer Harbour project in Port Hedland, Western Australia
  • Advising Horizon Power on various supply, construction and installation contracts for construction of a short term diesel-fired power station in Karratha, Western Australia