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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).

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Publications: 25 FEBRUARY 2020

Oil and gas joint venture parties not bound by good faith or rationality when discharging operator

Parties to an unincorporated oil and gas joint venture were free to act in their individual best interests in deciding whether to discharge another party from its operator role.  No duty of good faith or rationality applied: (1) Taqa Bratani Ltd; (2) Taqa Bratani LNS Ltd; (3) JX Nippon Exploration and Production (UK) Ltd; and (4) Spirit Energy Resources Ltd v Rockrose UKCS8 LLC [2020] EWHC 58 (Comm).

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News: 06 FEBRUARY 2020

Allen & Overy advised APICORP on two facilities for an aggregate value of USD250m

Allen & Overy advised The Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP), a multilateral development financial institution, on two facilities for an aggregate value of USD250m to Sonatrach Petroleum Investment Corporation (SPIC), a subsidiary of Sonatrach S.p.A., the Algerian state-owned national oil company.

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News: 03 FEBRUARY 2020

Top rankings for A&O’s Projects, Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure group

A&O’s global Projects, Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure group has finished top of the IJGlobal and Dealogic league tables, making 2019 another highly successful year. 

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News: 07 JANUARY 2020

A&O rounds off 2019 with stellar performance in global M&A league tables

A&O has marked the end of Q4 2019 with a stellar performance in the M&A league tables; the result of advising on a number of complex, high-value transactions in a wide range of sectors and markets, around our global network in 2019. 

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