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Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)

Forecast demand for natural gas in the medium to long term remains strong, driven primarily by population growth and the fact that gas-fired electricity generation is a relatively low carbon alternative to other fossil fuel sources of power generation and is a more flexible form of generation than renewables or nuclear power.

The advent of LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) has created a global physical market for natural gas, enabling countries with plentiful supplies of gas to liquefy it and ship it by sea to markets that need it. New producing nations are emerging or expanding production through the development of new technology to facilitate production or the advent of shale gas or coal seam gas as a gas source for liquefaction and export. All these factors make this an exciting industry to work in, and one that requires its advisers to have sector–specific knowledge backed up by a global resource capability.


Allen & Overy provides pioneering advice on the entire lifecycle of these projects, from the consenting and planning process, through to the construction, financing, operation, offtake arrangements, and ultimately their refinancing or sale. We are at the forefront of the LNG market, advising project sponsors and debt funders (including banks, bond arrangers, ECAs, DFIs and multilaterals), sellers and acquirers (on M&A transactions) and governments on market leading projects and transactions globally on issues across the entire LNG supply chain, from liquefaction to transportation and shipping through to regasification for onshore and offshore projects (including floating storage and regasification units).

News & insights

Allen & Overy advises Czech Gas Networks Investments as the company enters the international debt capital markets

News: 29 JULY 2020

Allen & Overy advises Czech Gas Networks Investments as the company enters the international debt capital markets

Allen & Overy has announced today that it advised Czech Gas Networks Investments S.à r.l (CGNI) on its successful issuance and placement of EUR 600 million and CZK 6.75 billion notes with investors on…

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Eight hot air ballons in flight above a desert

News: 17 JULY 2020

Allen & Overy has advised PTT Public Company Limited on the establishment of its debut local and global MTN programmes and the first ever 50-year USD-denominated corporate bond in Asia

Allen & Overy has advised PTT Public Company Limited (PTT), Thailand’s fully integrated multinational petroleum and petrochemical company, on its establishment of local and global MTN programmes and…

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Publications: 19 JUNE 2020

European Commission targets foreign subsidies causing market distortions

As part of a broader effort to reshape the EU’s trade policy, the European Commission (EC) proposes to expand its toolbox to tackle foreign subsidies undermining the level playing field in the EU’s…

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Crashing waves

Publications: 22 APRIL 2020

Private equity’s upstream journey

Private equity interest in the E&P industry soared in the wake of the 2014 oil price crash. However, renewed appetite for upstream assets was not only predicted on exploiting commodity cycles.

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