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Daniel Tyrer

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Project finance.


Daniel has been advising on oil and gas, power, petrochemical and infrastructure transactions for over 18 years. Within these sectors, Daniel advises on the establishment of joint ventures, acquisitions, project financings, acquisition financings and commodity based financings. Recent transactions of note include:advising ENI on the development of an LNG project in Mozambique, advising the ECAs of the IPCI 2 petrochemical project in Kazakhstan, advising lenders on the financing of an expansion to the CPC oil pipeline, advising IFC, EIB and other DFIs on the project financing of the Khi Solar CSP project in South Africa, advising the ECAs, EBRD and commercial banks on the project financing of the RusVinyl PVC project in Russia, advising the lenders on the hybrid acquisition and project financing of Vopak’s acquisition of the Altamira LNG terminal in Mexico, advising the lenders on the project financing of the Western High Speed Diameter toll road in St Petersburg, advising the lenders on the $1.5bn bridge financing and subsequent project financing (and bridge financing) of the Yuzhno- Russkoye gas project in Siberia, advising Gazprom and Gazpromexport (as shipper)  on the development and financing (backed by commercial lenders and ECAs) of the Nord Stream gas pipeline from Russia to Germany, advising the ECAs and the commercial lenders on the $1.2bn financing of the Sohar oil refinery in the Sultanate of Oman, advising the borrower and sponsors on the development and financing (by commercial lenders and ECAs) of the US$20bn Sakhalin 2 combined oil and gas projects in Russia.


Trained Linklaters; qualified 1997; solicitor and senior associate, Mallesons Stephen Jaques, Australia 1997-2000; managing associate, Linklaters 2000 ‚Äď 2004; partner, London 2004; partner, Moscow (head of CIS Energy group) 2004 ‚Äď 2010; partner, London 2010 to date.


Christ Church, Oxford (1989 BA); The College of Law (LSF honours) (1993); Christ Church Oxford (MA) (1995).

London: Finance

Emerging markets

Within: Leading individuals

Daniel Tyrer - Linklaters LLP

Within: Emerging markets

Linklaters LLP¬†has one of the premier finance practices in London and frequently acts for banks, corporates, funds and governments in their financing, hedging and investment activities. From London, it handles work in Africa, the CEE, China, India, Latin America, the Middle East, Russia, Southeast Asia and Turkey. It is a leading player in¬†debt capital markets transactions in emerging markets, though trade and project finance are also among its major strengths. Last year, it acted for lenders including African Development Bank, International Finance Corporation and¬†Japan Bank for International Cooperation on the $5bn financing of the Nacala Corridor project, a 900km rail and port development in Malawi and Mozambique backed by mining company Vale to transport coal from its mines to overseas markets. Head of the firm‚Äôs Africa group¬†Andrew Jones¬†led that deal. Another key deal in Mozambique was the $5bn financing of the¬†Coral South floating liquefied natural gas project, in which¬†Daniel Tyrer¬†led a team acting for the sponsors. He is also¬†head of the CIS group¬†is a leading light for oil and gas¬†project finance across EMEA.¬†Mirthe Van Kesteren¬†leads the emerging markets banking and structured trade finance practice in London, which has a deep bench of experienced partners including transport,¬†utilities and infrastructure¬†expert¬†Ian Andrews;¬†US securities partners¬†Cecil Quillen¬†and¬†Patrick Sheil, who handle both for debt and equity transactions; senior partner and mining industry expert¬†Charlie Jacobs; capital markets partners¬†Richard O‚ÄôCallaghan, who advised the Republic of Slovenia on a ‚ā¨1.25bn tender and exchange offer for outstanding debt, and¬†Elaine Keats; and¬†banking partner¬†Toby Grimstone.

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London: Projects, energy and natural resources

Oil and gas

Within: Leading individuals

Daniel Tyrer - Linklaters LLP

Within: Oil and gas

At Linklaters LLP 'responsive times are very short and the industry knowledge is exceptional mainly due to the team's extensive track record in project finance deals'. In recent highlights, the 'very commercially-minded' practice co-head Daniel Tyrer led the advice to the Area 4 Partners with regards to the development of the Coral FLNG project in Mozambique, and Matthew Keats applied his deep understanding of the Russian market to assist the lender group with the multi-source financing for the construction of the Yamal LNG project. Mark Russell represented Eni in the sale of 35.7% stake in Eni East Africa, which equates to 25% indirect participating interest in Area 4, to a wholly-owned subsidairy of ExxonMobil. Ilia Ditiatev 'is able to reach compromises even in the most challenging stalemates between lenders and borrowers' and was recently made partner; she is another key name to note alongside Fiona Hobbs who jointly heads the practice with Tyrer. Other noteworthy clients include Rosneft, National Grid, BP and Total.

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Foreign law firms

Within: Foreign law firms

Partners from across Linklaters’ broad office network handle projects in Mozambique, where the firm has a solid track record advising on energy and infrastructure projects. Its advice to the sponsors and affiliate borrowers on the Coral South floating LNG project financing is a case in point; Daniel Tyrer led the advice. Francisco Ferraz de Carvalho heads the firm's Lusophone Africa practice.

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