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Liquefied Natural Gas

Advised the owner of a major US$12bn LNG liquefaction plant in western Africa (being a consortium of an NOC and several oil majors) on various aspects of the project including the construction, testing and commissioning of the facility, plant modifications and disputes under the onshore and offshore EPC contracts. This is one of the largest energy projects on the African continent with a capacity to process 1.1 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day.

Advising Taiwan Power on its LNG purchases for its LNG/gas to power projects. The LNG will be delivered to Taiwan Power’s LNG receiving terminals in Taichung and Hsieh-Ho, where an FSRU will be used for the latter pending development of the onshore LNG receiving terminal.

Advised NOC on a FSRU project, including legal, commercial and operational issues.

Advised a high profile European energy company on a series of pricing and price review issues under a long-term LNG sale and purchase agreement. The price review arbitrations led to favourable adjustments.

Acted as in-house LNG trading counsel for a NOC. Advised commercial team and drafted and negotiated LNG MSAs, LNG confirmations and LNG time charterparties.

Advising ├śrsted on the divestment to Glencore Ltd of its LNG trading business and associated European regasification capacity at the Gate LNG terminal in Rotterdam.

Advising a Southeast Asian natural gas transportation and distribution company on its proposed equity investment into the proposed USD 1 billion LNG receiving terminal project in Batangas, Philippines.

Advised the Ministry of Mines & Energy of an Asian country on its first-ever LNG import licenses.

Advising a Chinese state owned company on its contractual arrangements for the trading of LNG from various suppliers, including Sakhalin Energy Investment Company Ltd. (for supply of LNG from Sakhalin, Russia), PetroChina International Company Limited, Qatargas Operating Company Limited (for supply of LNG from Qatar), Total Gas & Power Asia Private Limited and Petronas. 

Represented a private U.S. based company for its lump sum, turn-key liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Massachusetts, including developing the full suite of contract documents and serving as lead counsel in the contract negotiations for the engineering, procurement and construction of the LNG facility.

Advised an LNG export terminal developer on long-term LNG tolling agreements.

Advising an LNG terminal operator on marine operations, including regulatory compliance and contractual arrangements such as tug services.

Advised a NOC on LNG time charterparties for spot LNG deliveries as well as a suite of LNG ships for a long term commitment.

Advised a shipping company on a long-term LNG bunkering supply agreement. Negotiated and drafted the final sale and purchase agreement.

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