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Lindsey A. Greer

Fax +1.843.579.5601
Lindsey Greer advises clients in the energy and maritime sectors on corporate and commercial transactions.

Mrs. Greer’s energy experience includes long-term and short-term LNG, oil and products sales and purchase agreements, LNG terminal agreements and trading contracts for various energy commodities. She also has experience assisting renewable energy developers on project acquisitions, dispositions and financing arrangements. Her clients include LNG terminal operators and developers, oil and gas companies, energy trading companies and renewable energy developers.

Mrs. Greer’s maritime experience includes negotiating and drafting ship sale and purchase agreements, ship building and finance agreements, charter parties, ship management agreements and other marine agreements. Mrs. Greer also advises investors and target companies on compliance with U.S. maritime laws relating to the ownership and operation of vessels, such as the Jones Act and the American Fisheries Act. Her clients include shipping companies, vessel owners and operators, cruise operators and commercial fishing companies.

Mrs. Greer has been named a Super Lawyers “Rising Star” for South Carolina in 2015, 2016, and 2017. She also was selected in 2016 and 2017 for the Women in Law Shipping and Maritime Lawyer of the Year (United States) by Lawyer Monthly magazine.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Greer worked for an international law firm in London and a regional firm in Nashville, Tennessee.


  • Selected as Women in Law Shipping and Maritime Lawyer of the Year (United States) by Lawyer Monthly magazine, 2016 and 2017
  • South Carolina Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2015-2018

Professional/Civic Activities

  • Charleston Women in International Trade, Member, 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, “Maritime Demand for LNG,” Platts 17th Annual Liquefied Natural Gas Conference, 2018
  • Moderator, “The Changing U.S. Energy Infrastructure Landscape: Bankruptcies, Divestitures, and New Foreign Investment,” Women in Power: Networking, Exploring and Fueling the Energy Economy, Washington, D.C., September 2016
  • “Maritime Law and Worker Status in the Offshore Wind Environment,” Poster Presentation at AWEA Windpower Conference, 2014
Energy Matters:
  • Counsel to master limited partnership on the acquisition of an inland marine business
  •  Advise international company on the negotiation of a crude oil and distillation agreement, including related berth access and lifting agreements
  • Advise international energy company on the negotiation of agreements for oil pipeline access, oil storage tank capacity at a marine terminal, and related ship scheduling, mooring and lifting agreements
  • Advise oil and gas companies and project developers on large and small-scale LNG liquefaction and regasification projects in North America and Europe
  • Counsel project developers, project operators and oil and gas companies on LNG liquefaction and regasification terminal services agreements
  • Negotiate master, long-term and spot LNG sale and purchase agreements on behalf of national oil companies, international energy trading companies and utilities
  • Act as in-house LNG trading counsel for an international LNG trading group
  • Advise energy trading companies on LNG Ship charter arrangements
  • Counsel to project developer regarding the construction, operation and time charter of three mid-size LNG carriers to be used in a long-term multi-asset LNG supply chain
  • Negotiate and structure physical and financial trading agreements, including ISDA, NAESB, and EEI master agreements and related credit support agreements
  • Represent developer of utility-scale solar and wind power projects in the sale of its project portfolio to a Canadian power producer
  • Advise international oil trading company on compliance with the UK Bribery Act and various international financial regulations addressing market manipulation
Maritime Matters:
  • Counsel a wide range of companies on compliance with the U.S. maritime laws, including, in particular, coastwise and fisheries citizenship requirements for domestic operations and ownership requirements under the Jones Act and American Fisheries Act
  •  Conduct in-house training for an IOC regarding maritime contracts and compliance with national and international maritime regulations
  • Maritime counsel to U.S.-based investment fund in the purchase of two specialized Singapore-flag vessels as part of a stock and asset acquisition
  • Advise marine transportation and logistics company on the contribution of vessels to a new joint venture entity and the assignment and assumption of the related U.S. government-guaranteed debt issued under the Title XI ship financing program
  • Counsel to multi-national utility for the sale of its LNG carrier
  • Advise international energy company on the purchase of a foreign flag vessel, redocumentation under another foreign flag, and sale of an interest in the vessel to a joint venture partner
  • Counsel to owner/operator of a commercial fishing vessel regarding the sale of the vessel in compliance with the American Fisheries Act
  • Maritime counsel to national banking association financing the acquisition of a luxury yacht by a private individual
  • Counsel international cruise company on the construction and management of a river cruise vessel, including negotiation of long-term charter and ship management agreement
  • Advised industrial conglomerate based in the Middle East in connection with the purchase of its first commercial cargo vessel
  • Act as special maritime counsel to buyer of a consolidated fishing operation, including drafting of vessel mortgage and trust agreement and negotiations with mortgage trustee
  • Advise international hotel properties manager in connection with the acquisition, operation, and management of fleet of passenger vessels for island hotel in the Middle East
  • Advise Islamic bank as lender in Shariah compliant financings associated with the initial financing and purchase of multiple vessels by a shipping fund
  • Counsel a major U.S.-based international tanker company in connection with its bankruptcy restructuring, including issues related to Jones Act ownership requirements
  • Advise dry bulk shipping company on its participation in a Mexico-incorporated joint venture that provided a ro-ro service between the United States and Mexico
  • Counsel an international public shipping company on the reorganization of its fleet via a corporate restructuring of its subsidiaries
  • Assist with the negotiation and drafting of ship building and purchase contract on behalf of an international shipping company
  • Advise project operators on vessel vetting procedures and marine terminal manuals