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John Balsdon - Herbert Smith Freehills

John Balsdon

Herbert Smith Freehills - London

  • Exchange House
  • Primrose Street
  • London, Greater London, UK
  • EC2A 2EG


John specialises in energy finance with an emphasis on the oil and gas sector. Advising on matters ranging from project financing to structured trade finance, he has over 15 years' experience working in emerging markets, with a focus on Russia and Africa. He is praised by clients as an "excellent strategic adviser" who "speaks the language of a problem solver", and has been top ranked for finance in Russia for over 10 years. Recent matters include acting on one of the largest LNG financings in the world and on the first limited recourse financing in Equatorial Guinea.