Projects & Energy

Due to the number of tables in this section, the editorial is in alphabetical order by firm name.

Projects & Energy - Global-wide


What the team is known for Clear market leaders in global project finance, with standout practices across Asia, Europe, and Africa. Exceptional bench strength in the full spectrum of projects and energy matters, including significant oil and gas work in the Middle East and major PPP mandates in the UK. Renewable energy and nuclear projects are also frequent sources of instructions.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Breadth of services: "They have sheer quality and volume - they've got strength and diversity."

Work highlights Advised the group of lenders on the project financing of an ethylene vinyl acetate and low-density polyethylene plant in Saudi Arabia's Jubail Industrial City.

Acted as project counsel for Gazprom on the USD20 billion South Stream Pipeline project, a natural gas pipeline transporting gas supplies through the Black Sea from Russia to Europe.

Notable practitioners 

London-based Gareth Price leads the global projects team and co-heads the global energy group with Jeremy Parr. Robert Kartheiser in New York leads the firm's Latin American group and Matthias Voss in Tokyo is a key contact for the firm's Asia-Pacific offering. Tim Scales, based in Paris, leads the Africa practice and Bimal Desai heads the department in the Middle East.

Significant clients IFC, Shell, Asian Development Bank, Hitachi, Total.

What the team is known for A strategic tie-up with Linklaters continues to enhance this Australian firm's international reach, and its stellar expertise in the mining sector confirms its position as a go-to global practice. Clear strength throughout Asia, led by a formidable team in Australia, and an impressive list of international clients and mandates.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Efficiency: "They're very responsive, industrious and very well organised - they perform extremely well."

Work highlights Acted for Rio Tinto on an ongoing basis on the Simandou iron ore project in Guinea.

Advised OK Tedi Mining on the proposed expansion of its copper and gold project in Papua New Guinea.

Notable practitioners 

John Greig leads the firm's energy, resources and infrastructure practice group from Brisbane. In Hong Kong, Nic Tolé is a key contact for the firm's work in China, while Marae Ciantar heads the practice group in Singapore. In Sydney, Phillip Cornwell leads the project finance department.

Significant clients Rio Tinto, Oyu Tolgoi, CNOOC, Vale, Osaka Gas.

What the team is known for Regarded as a strong competitor in the projects and energy market, with particular expertise on large power mandates. Has a significant PFI/PPP offering in the UK and major IPP work in the Middle East, as well as a sterling reputation for its Asia-Pacific oil and gas practice.

Work highlights Advised Woodside Energy on its principle agreement with the Leviathan joint venture participants to acquire an interest in the Leviathan field in Israel.

Acted for ACWA Power International on the development of the Ouarzazate solar IPP in Morocco.

Notable practitioners

London-based Mark Elsey leads the global energy, transport and infrastructure group. John McClenahan and Matthew Bubb, based in Tokyo and Singapore respectively, are key contacts for the firm's energy work in Asia, while Joss Dare heads the Middle East office.

Significant clients Babcock International, DONG Energy, Mitsui, BHP Billiton.

What the team is known for Widespread presence in energy and natural resources work, with a significant offering in Asia as well as CEE, Africa and the Americas. Recognised specialists handle mandates in oil and gas, nuclear and renewable energy, mining and infrastructure.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Regional capability: "They're a fast and reliable law firm with strong capability to advise the international client."

Work highlights Acted for the government of Morocco on the procurement and development of its 850 MW wind farm programme.

Advised Gulf JP NS on USD1.27 billion financing for the construction and development of a gas-fired power plant in Ayutthaya, in Thailand.

Notable practitioners 

Based in Chicago, James O'Brien chairs the energy, mining and infrastructure practice group. Neil Donoghue heads the global oil and gas practice from London, where Mike Webster leads the global transport and infrastructure industry group. Luke Devine is a key contact in Asia, based in Jakarta with member firm Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners.

Significant clients GDF SUEZ, Gulf JP NS, Credit Suisse, JBIC, Rio Tinto.

What the team is known for Renowned experts in oil and gas, acting on high-profile upstream and downstream matters. Houston headquarters lead a substantial international team with key involvement from London, Moscow and a growing Middle East offering. Sources are particularly impressed by the firm's LNG work on several continents.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Technical ability: "Strong expertise in the projects area, unsurpassed business and legal experience in the petrochemical industry, and they're very responsive - excellent lawyers."

Work highlights Acted for Höegh LNG on the development and financing of a moored LNG floating storage and regasification unit for PGN, offshore Lampung, Indonesia.

Advised Kraton Performance Polymers on its joint venture with Formosa Petrochemical for the development of a plant in Mailiao, Taiwan.

Notable practitioners

James Baker IV leads the global projects department, dividing his time between the firm's Washington, DC and Hong Kong offices, while deputy chair Jason Bennett leads the Moscow department. Steven Miles heads the LNG practice from Washington, DC, while Houston-based Hugh Tucker is head of the oil and gas practice. Dubai-based John Lonsberg is a key contact for Africa and the Middle East.

Significant clients Cheniere Energy, Sasol North America, Hunt Oil Company, Mitsubishi.

What the team is known for Several offices in Canada lead an impressive international mining practice, with key partners in the UK, the USA, China and the Middle East also active in significant local and cross-border matters. The team is recognised for particular strength in Latin America.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Efficiency: "They're very experienced and responsive - they work really quickly."

Work highlights Advised Capstone Mining on its USD650 million acquisition of the Pinto Valley mine in Arizona from BHP Billiton.

Acted for Kinross Gold on its sale of a 50% interest in the Crixás mine in Brazil to AngloGold Ashanti for USD220 million.

Notable practitioners

John Wilkin in Toronto heads the firm's mining practice group. In Calgary, Michael Laffin chairs the Asia practice group, while David Glennie is a key partner based in London.

Significant clients BHP Billiton, Cliffs Natural Resources, Kinross Gold, Capstone Mining.

What the team is known for A standout power practice in the USA and the Middle East, alongside formidable groups handling work in oil and gas, mining and project finance. Africa and Latin America also furnish the team with significant mandates. The firm is noted for its skills in renewable energy deals and counts numerous key players among its clientele.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Expertise: "A very strong firm with a broad-based practice across the energy spectrum."

Work highlights Acted for a sponsor consortium led by ACWA Power on its successful bid for the development of the 1,800 MW Rabigh II IPP in Saudi Arabia.

Advised the lenders on the development and financing of the Moatize IPP, a power and coal project to supply electricity to the Moatize mine and Electricidade de Mocambique.

Notable practitioners

Based in Washington, DC, Rohit Chaudhry and Keith Martin co-head the global project finance group. In London, Robin Mizrahi heads the Africa practice and Agnieszka Klich is a key contact for the Middle East.

Significant clients GDF SUEZ, Mitsui, BNP Paribas, Sumitomo, IFC.

What the team is known for Rated in particular for the strength of its mining practice, with a highly regarded US team active on high-profile project financings, M&A and regulatory work. The firm's Paris desk leads a vibrant Africa practice, and adept offerings in Sao Paolo and Buenos Aires are of benefit on Latin American matters. Solid expertise in infrastructure work through the Americas, including a strong presence in PPP deals in the USA.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
International capability: "Their practice is so deep and global that they have deep experience in large multi-jurisdictional deals."

Work highlights Represented Vale and VBG in connection with the Simandou iron ore project in Guinea, including the review of mining permits and the new mining code.

Represented CAP in the project financing of a reverse osmosis desalination plant in the Atacama region of Chile and a water pipeline to a mine site in Cerro Negro Norte.

Notable practitioners

Richard Lincer is a key contact in New York and Paris-based Barthélemy Faye is a principal contact for the firm's work in Africa.

Significant clients African Minerals, GDF SUEZ, Codelco, BHP Billiton, IFC.

What the team is known for A major international force with the capacity to advise clients throughout the projects and energy arena. Particular strengths include expertise in project financing and impressive power and infrastructure work in regions from Asia-Pacific to Latin America. Market-leading practices in Europe, Africa and the Middle East handle high-profile PPP mandates and standout oil, gas and mining work.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
International capability: "They can certainly tick the box for global coverage."

Work highlights Acted for China Development Bank and Bank of China as arrangers on the USD4.7 billion financing of line C of the Kazakhstan-China gas pipeline.

Advised the lenders on the USD1.4 billion financing for an integrated acrylates petrochemical complex in Jubail industrial city in Saudi Arabia.

Notable practitioners

Based in Paris, Anthony Giustini co-heads the global projects group and is a key contact for African matters. In London, Russell Wells is a key contact, while David Evans and Christopher McIsaac co-head the Americas energy and infrastructure group from Washington, DC. Richard Parris manages the Qatar office.

Significant clients IFC, HSBC, Vale, Sumitomo, Evraz.

What the team is known for A leading firm that handles a range of energy matters, with particular strength in regulatory work. An impressive presence throughout Europe with significant expertise in oil and gas, particularly in the CEE region.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Commercial awareness: "They're very solution-oriented and they bring an understanding of the underlying business which is very helpful."

Work highlights Advised Shell on a production sharing agreement for the exploration of tight gas in Ukraine.

Notable practitioners

London-based Penelope Warne heads the firm's energy and oil and gas groups, while Andrzej Blach leads the energy, projects and construction practice in CEE from the firm's Warsaw office. Paul Smith in London is a key contact for PFI/PPP work.

Significant clients BP, ConocoPhillips, EDF, Rosneft.

What the team is known for A strong UK energy practice combined with significant activity in Africa and the Middle East. The firm's 2013 merger with Salans and Fraser Milner Casgrain boosts its depth and geographical reach, and sources commend the team's expertise on a broad spread of mining, oil and gas, power and infrastructure work.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
International capability: "Fantastic coverage in places around the world." 

Work highlights Advised the Kuwait Oil Company on contract strategies for the development of heavy oil projects in north Kuwait.

Notable practitioners

In Warsaw, Arkadiusz Krasnodębski is legacy co-head of Dentons' global energy and natural resources group, alongside Javier Lasa in Madrid. In the London office, Christopher McGee-Osborne and Charles Wood are key contacts for infrastructure and energy work respectively, while Washington, DC-based Clinton Vince is a main contact in the USA.

Significant clients Nexen, Statoil, Mitsui, ICICI Bank, Emirates Steel.

What the team is known for Impressive international reach coupled with significant projects and energy expertise. Recognised for strong offerings in renewables and infrastructure work, with standout practices in Asia, Europe and the UK, alongside a significant presence in Africa.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Clarity of advice: "They're very supportive of clients and really penetrate into the issue."

Work highlights Advised the government of the Sultanate of Oman on the development of a port and drydock facility at Duqm.

Notable practitioners 

New York-based Robert Gruendel chairs the global energy sector group. In Perth, Robert Edel is global head of the firm's mining team, while in London Charles Morrison is international group head of energy, infrastructure finance and commodities. Damian McNair leads the Asia-Pacific finance and projects team from the firm's Melbourne office.

Significant clients BP, JBIC, Rio Tinto, Mitsubishi, Petrobras America.

What the team is known for A Canadian firm with impressive expertise in the full spectrum of natural resources work. Proffers strong international capabilities, including offices in London, Paris and Johannesburg. A formidable practice in Latin America cements its position as a significant force in the global mining market.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Efficiency: "They are excellent at understanding the detail and getting the job done."

Work highlights Acted for First Quantum Minerals on its acquisition of Inmet Mining for CAD5.1 billion.

Notable practitioners

Based in Toronto, John Turner is head of the firm's global mining group. Andrew Mitchell heads the team in Johannesburg, while Nigel Gordon and Al Gourley are joint heads of group in the firm's London office.

Significant clients Glencore Xstrata, First Quantum Minerals, AngloGold Ashanti, ENK, Eldorado Gold.

What the team is known for Advises a roster of lenders and sponsors on energy sector financings and transactional work. Strong offerings throughout Asia, Europe and the Americas, with sources particularly complimentary about the teams in Vietnam, Russia and Germany. The firm's top-calibre disputes practice is also appreciated by clients.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Breadth of services: "They have considerable expertise in energy and natural resources."

Work highlights Advised BG Group on the USD1.8 billion sale of its 60.1% stake in the Brazilian gas distribution company Comgás to Cosan.

Advised VTB Capital and Gazprombank on the EUR2.9 billion Western High Speed Diameter project linking St Petersburg to Russia's national road network.

Notable practitioners

London-based Laurie McFadden co-heads the firm's global energy and natural resources group with Anselm Raddatz in Hamburg. Based in New York, Melissa Raciti-Knapp co-heads the Latin America group. Tony Foster is managing partner of the firm's Vietnam office, and is a key contact for the Asia practice.

Significant clients BP, Rosneft, Chevron, E.ON, ConocoPhillips.

What the team is known for Notable activity in francophone Africa, Asia and CEE, including oil and gas, nuclear, renewables and infrastructure work. Well regarded for PPP mandates and project financings for private and government clients. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Expertise: "They are a true multinational firm with specific expertise and they're very responsive and thorough."

Work highlights Advised Brookstone Partners on its investment in renewable energy projects in Senegal through its Moroccan subsidiary.

Notable practitioners

Paris-based François Krotoff heads the oil, gas and mining practice. Samantha Campbell heads the Vietnam office, and is a key contact for the firm's work in Asia. 

Significant clients Total, European Investment Bank, EDF, IFC, Veolia.

What the team is known for Impressive global reach, with major offerings across Europe, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region. Undisputed expertise throughout the energy sector, particularly in relation to mining work and nuclear and renewable power. Also boasts an excellent project finance practice with experience acting for sponsors and lenders.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Breadth of services: "They have in-depth knowledge and provide a comprehensive service with top advice - they're leaders in their field."

Work highlights Advised Yanzhou Coal on the AUD8 billion merger between Yancoal, its Australian subsidiary, and Gloucester Coal.

Advised OGX Petróleo e Gás on the proposed sale of a 40% stake in the Tubarão Martelo oil field in Brazil to Petronas.

Notable practitioners

Based in London, Mark Newbery heads the firm's global energy group, while Stephen Murray heads the oil and gas group. Stéphane Brabant leads the firm's Africa practice from the Paris office and co-heads the mining group with Sydney-based Jay Leary. London-based Adrian Clough is a key contact for infrastructure matters, as is Andrew Clark in Sydney for projects in Australia and Asia.

Significant clients BNP Paribas, CNOOC, BHP Billiton, DONG Energy, Rio Tinto.

What the team is known for Broad expertise in project finance and energy sector matters and a formidable office network covering Europe, Asia, the USA and Latin America. Strengths include PPP and infrastructure mandates, as well as significant oil and gas, mining and renewables work.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) 
Commercial awareness: "They're very good - commercially focused and responsive to the needs and priorities of the client." 

Work highlights Advised Sarawak Energy on the construction and development of the Baram 1 and Baleh hydroelectric power projects in Malaysia.

Advised the government of Ecuador on a number of major financings, including a dual-currency loan from China Development Bank worth approximately USD2 billion.

Notable practitioners 

Based in London, Adrian Walker co-heads the infrastructure and project finance practice with Miami-based Miguel Zaldivar, who is a key contact for the firm's Latin America practice. In Singapore, James Harris is a principal contact for work in Asia.

Significant clients IFC, Veolia Environnement, JGC, BP, International Power.

What the team is known for A notable force in the energy market, with particular proficiency in oil and gas work. Strong offerings in the USA, the Middle East, Latin America and Asia, and a proven ability to handle high-value LNG mandates for a formidable array of clients.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Breadth of services: "A very good and deep firm with multiple resources and offices."

Work highlights Advised Sadara Chemical on the development of a petrochemical complex to be built in Saudi Arabia at a value of approximately USD20 billion.

Advised Sarawak Energy on the implementation of the Sarawak Corridor of Renewable Energy programme, which includes hydroelectric power and smelter projects, among others.

Notable practitioners 

Phil Weems and Neil Levy co-chair the global energy practice from the firm's Houston and Washington, DC offices respectively. Based in Singapore, Dan Rogers is a key contact for the firm's work in Asia, and Tim Burbury and Leroy Levy lead the Middle East practice. Garry Pegg is a principal contact in London, as is Jessica Josefson in Moscow.

Significant clients Anadarko, Chevron, Freeport LNG, Cheniere, Pacific Infrastructure.

What the team is known for Stellar international bench strength with recognised experts operating across the global projects and energy market. An established position at the highest echelon of project finance work, alongside an impressive power practice and clear strength in oil and gas. A major offering in the USA leads other highly rated practices in Latin America, Asia and the Middle East.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Market standing: "Both in terms of the quality of the deals they work on and their sheer size they have major commitment to this space."

Work highlights Advised a syndicate of commercial lenders and multiple export credit agencies on a USD20 billion financing for the Ichthys LNG project in Australia.

Represented JBIC and Asian Development Bank in the financing of the USD800 million Sarulla geothermal power project in Indonesia.

Notable practitioners

Based in the firm's San Diego office, Kelley Gale heads the global project development and finance group. Tokyo-based Joseph Bevash is a key contact in Asia, while Antonio Del Pino co-chairs the Latin American group from the firm's New York office. Also in New York, Jonathan Rod chairs the energy-power industry group.

Significant clients US Ex-Im Bank, The Blackstone Group, AES Solar Power, Marubeni.

What the team is known for Unquestionable global presence combined with market-leading expertise in international infrastructure and energy projects. Continues to demonstrate standout abilities across the board in oil and gas, power and mining, with its financing skills particularly noted by sources. Partners from Hong Kong, Moscow and London frequently lead on mandates from CEE to Africa.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Market standing: "They're top-tier - absolutely. One of the leading firms for large-scale, multi-tranche complicated project financings."

Work highlights Advised ENI on the proposed development and financing of a major LNG project in Mozambique.

Acted for Repsol on the sale of LNG assets in Canada, Angola, Trinidad and Tobago and Peru.

Notable practitioners 

Based in London, Bruce White leads the firm's global project finance group, while Jeremy Gewirtz and Charles Jacobs are key contacts for power and mining respectively. In Hong Kong, David Irvine is a key contact for work in Asia, while Matthew Hagopian heads the US and Latin American teams, dividing his time between London and New York.

Significant clients GDF SUEZ, Grupo Schahin, BP, Dow Chemical, JBIC.

What the team is known for A high-profile practice in the UK, alongside significant work in Africa, Asia and the Americas. Particularly well regarded for mining work led from the London office and a top-tier PPP team in the USA. Infrastructure and renewable energy matters are also frequent instructions. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Industry knowledge: "They showed an understanding of the mining industry and common practice that was above our expectations." 

Work highlights Advised the US Department of Defense and the government of Afghanistan, as part of a group of international advisers involved in the development of the mining industry in Afghanistan.

Advised Acciona Energia and the issuers on financings for the Oaxaca II and Oaxaca IV wind power projects in Mexico.

Notable practitioners

Ian Coles heads the mining industry group from the firm's London office, and co-chairs the global projects group with Chicago-based Barry Machlin.

Significant clients BNP Paribas, Ecopetrol, Korean Development Bank, UniCredit.

What the team is known for Consistently features on high-profile project financings globally, with stellar reputations for its UK and US teams. Major work stems from the Middle East, Asia and Latin America. Recognised particularly for advising lenders in the full spectrum of energy matters, as well as its involvement in mining work from Madagascar to Mongolia.

Work highlights Represented the lending group in the USD7.5 billion project financing of the Oyu Tolgoi mining project in Mongolia.

Advised China Development Bank on its USD2 billion loan to the Ministry of Finance of Ecuador in relation to PetroEcuador's sales of crude and fuel oil to China.

Notable practitioners 

Philip Fletcher, a recognised expert in the Middle East, is head of the firm's global project finance group as well as the European team. Gary Wigmore leads the firm's project and finance group in Asia, while Daniel Bartfeld heads the practice in Latin America from New York.

Significant clients JBIC, BNP Paribas, Qatar Petrochemical Company, Export-Import Bank of Korea.

What the team is known for Standout practices in the USA and Russia lead work across a broad geographical area. Nuclear power and renewable energy are active areas, in addition to established oil and gas expertise and involvement on project financing mandates across a range of sectors.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Expertise: "They are very good at understanding the specifics of the energy industry."

Work highlights Represented Statoil in the establishment of four exploration and production joint ventures with Rosneft.

Notable practitioners

David Asmus heads the global projects and energy department from the firm's Houston office. In Moscow, Jonathan Hines leads the firm's Russia/CIS energy practice.

Significant clients BP, Sempra, BG Group, Statoil, EDF.

What the team is known for A go-to practice for lenders on major energy sector financings, as well as an array of sponsor-side clients on matters from mining and LNG to renewables and cleantech. US-based teams are active in international mandates, and partners in Tokyo, Beijing and Hong Kong also handle a broad range of projects and energy work.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Commercial awareness: "They understand the commercial drivers of deals - they are good at finding legal solutions and are also mindful of business dynamics."

Work highlights Represented Mitsui in a participation agreement with GDF SUEZ relating to a set of renewable power projects in Canada, comprising ten wind farms and two solar photovoltaic plants.

Notable practitioners

Based in Tokyo, Michael Graffagna heads the global-wide project finance department. Washington, DC-based Frederick Jenney is a key contact for the firm's US practice. 

Significant clients BMO Nesbitt Burns, Chubu Electric Power, First Solar, Osaka Gas, Cerro del Águila.

What the team is known for Firmly established as a major international force in energy and infrastructure work, with renowned expertise in mining and oil and gas. Key offerings in South Africa and Russia boost the firm's emerging markets practice, and several recent mergers extend the firm's global capacity.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Breadth of services: "They're clearly a serious firm in the projects and energy space and they have a diverse practice." 

Work highlights Advised the Indonesia Port Corporations on the USD3.2 billion development of New Priok Port.

Represented La Mancha Resources Australia on several matters, including the acquisitions of two gold mining projects.

Advised the lenders on the Lekki Port concession project in Nigeria.

Notable practitioners 

Based in London, Martin McCann is global head of the firm's infrastructure, mining and commodities group, while Simon Currie leads the energy team. Gregg Harris is a key contact in the USA and Sydney-based Vincent Dwyer is energy practice head in the Asia-Pacific.

Significant clients BP, SNC Lavalin, China Development Bank, Itochu, IFC.

What the team is known for A broad spread of expertise through the projects and energy arena. An excellent reputation for its international reach, including standout practices in Qatar and Singapore and impressive dealsheets in Africa and Latin America. Recent work highlights stem from the petrochemicals, mining and renewable energy industries. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Bench strength: "They have expertise and quality of work in all of the areas in which we have collaborated with them."

Work highlights Acted for Petronas on the USD20 billion development of the Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (RAPID) project in Malaysia.

Advised Sundance Resources on the USD4 billion Mbalam/Nabeba integrated iron ore mine, rail and port project in Cameroon and Congo-Brazzaville.

Notable practitioners

Bill McCormack heads the firm's project development and finance group from the Singapore office. Greg Tan in New York and and John Inglis in London are deputy heads of the group.

Significant clients Dow Chemical, Petronas, GDF SUEZ, IFC, GE.

What the team is known for A UK-headquartered firm involved in a wide range of projects, boosted by strong offerings in Asia and the Middle East. A Paris-led group is also active internationally, especially in francophone Africa. Recent instructions include transactions, financings and advising developers of mining, LNG and renewables projects.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients) 
Communication: "Very knowledgeable lawyers who provide maximum briefing to the client on choices and outcomes."

Work highlights Represented ONGC Videsh in its acquisition of a 2.72% interest in the Azeri-Chirag-Gunashli oil fields in Azerbaijan and a 2.36% interest in the associated BTC pipeline.

Advised SNC-Lavalin on the USD2.1 billion financial restructuring of the Ambatovy nickel and cobalt mining project in Madagascar.

Notable practitioners 

Based in London, Juliet Reingold heads the global energy and infrastructure group and UK projects practice. Patrick Wallace and Yves Baratte co-head the Africa practice from London and Paris respectively. Beijing-based Eric Lin is a key contact for the firm's work in Asia, as is Muneer Khan for Middle Eastern matters.

Significant clients AES, Barclays Capital, Qatar Petroleum, Egyptian LNG.

What the team is known for A noted US practice that is well regarded for projects and energy work both domestically and further afield. Established practices in Latin America and the Middle East lead regional mandates, and lawyers in the UK and China are also involved in high-profile matters. Oil and gas, petrochemicals and power work are all handled and the team receives particular praise for its expertise in financings.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Market standing: "An excellent firm with a good footprint."

Work highlights Acted for the sponsor consortium on a USD1.4 billion investment and development of a road tunnel under the Bosphorus in Istanbul.

Represented Exxon Mobil in its strategic partnership with Rosneft for the exploration and development of hydrocarbon resources in Russia.

Notable practitioners

Harold Moore in New York and Martin Klepper in Washington, DC are joint heads of the firm's energy and infrastructure projects group. Based in Hong Kong, Alan Schiffman leads the department in Asia, while Douglas Nordlinger is a key contact in London.

Significant clients The government of South Sudan, Morgan Stanley, Vitol, Helios, Merrill Lynch.

What the team is known for A leading player in both the Canadian and global mining markets, with broad expertise and a good reputation for handling complex mandates. Key desks in Canada and the UK advise major mining clients in areas including Latin America and Asia-Pacific.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Technical ability: "They stand out for the quality of their work - we've never had an issue with anything." 

Work highlights Represented Vale in its USD1.9 billion gold stream transaction with Silver Wheaton involving Brazilian and Canadian assets.

Acted for Oman Oil Company on its investment in Québec-based mining company BlackRock Metals.

Notable practitioners 

Jay Kellerman and Quentin Markin co-head the firm's global mining group from Toronto and Sydney respectively. London-based Derek Linfield is a key contact for the firm's work in Europe.

Significant clients Atomredmetzoloto (ARMZ), Vale, Hochschild Mining, Teck Resources, PotashCorp.

What the team is known for An acknowledged market-leader in mining work, alongside expertise in oil and gas and involvement in large cross-border financings. The firm's US practice is lauded by sources, who also commend its LNG work in Asia and the UK team's strong sponsor-side representation. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Bench strength: "I've always been impressed by the uniformly high quality of their partners and associates, and they're very problem solving-oriented."

Work highlights Advised the project company on the USD1 billion financing for the Sierra Gorda copper-molybdenum project in Chile.

Advised Sempra Energy on the financing of the Cameron LNG export terminal in Louisiana.

Notable practitioners

Frederic Rich heads the global projects team from the firm's New York office, where Sergio Galvis leads the Latin America group. Jamieson Logie is a key contact in London.

Significant clients BP, ConocoPhillips, Total, Australia Pacific LNG, Anglo American.

What the team is known for A renowned oil and gas practice with particularly well-regarded groups in Houston, Dubai, Hong Kong and London. A sterling reputation for handling the full spectrum of hydrocarbons matters and major project financings. Advises an impressive roster of clients, including private and government-side institutions.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Expertise: "For oil and gas they're undisputed industry leaders."

Work highlights Acted for Uz-Kor Gas Chemical on the development, construction and USD3.9 billion financing of an integrated upstream gas and petrochemical complex in Uzbekistan.

Advised Tullow Oil on the farm out of two-thirds of its licences in the Lake Alberta region of Uganda to Total and CNOOC for USD2.9 billion.

Notable practitioners 

In the USA, Mark Spivak is global co-head of the project finance practice. In the Hong Kong office, Jay Cuclis acts as international co-ordinator for the firm's Asian practice, while Alexander Msimang in London is a key contact for the firm's work in Europe and Africa.

Significant clients CNPC, Oman Oil Company, Statoil, Ministry of Oil of the Republic of Iraq.

What the team is known for Extensive experience and lauded technical ability in high-profile mandates through the oil and gas, power and mining sectors. Peers note the firm's adept handling of large-scale financings, PPPs, infrastructure, and both conventional and renewable power work. Teams in London, New York, Hong Kong and Doha take a lead role on international instructions.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
International capability: "Excellent, completely seamless co-operation - a great group of lawyers."

Work highlights Represented Braskem Idesa in securing financing worth USD3.2 billion for the Etileno XXI petrochemicals project in Mexico.

Advised Turquoise Hills Resources, sponsor to the Oyu Tolgoi copper and gold mining project in Mongolia, on financing for its development.

Notable practitioners 

Arthur Scavone, based in the firm's New York office, heads the global energy, infrastructure and project finance group. In Hong Kong, John Tivey heads the firm's global mining and metals practice, while London-based Philip Stopford leads the firm's EMEA energy, infrastructure, project and asset finance group.

Significant clients Saudi Aramco, Goldman Sachs, JBIC, Odebrecht Energia, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ.

Foreign Experts

Foreign Experts are individuals with expertise in a different jurisdiction to the one they are based in. These individuals are particularly highly regarded for international and cross-border work. Usually, they will be identified in the jurisdiction in which they are based and in their country of expertise.

Senior Statesman

A 'Senior Statesman' is a lawyer who no longer works hands-on with the same intensity but who, by virtue of close links with major clients, remains pivotal to the firm’s success.

Eminent Practitioners

'Eminent Practitioners' are highly influential lawyers in a particular practice area who, due to managerial or client relationship commitments, are less active in day-to-day work but remain key players in the team.

Other Noted Practitioners

Other Noted Practitioners are individuals who have not yet been ranked but are seen to be active and accomplished in this area of law.

Other Noted Firms

Other Noted Firms are firms that have not yet been ranked but are seen to be active and accomplished in this area of law.