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Hogan Lovells International LLP

Work Department

Energy and Natural Resources




Ben heads Hogan Lovells’ global Oil, Gas & LNG group and is part of the firm’s Tier 1 (2021 Legal 500 UK) Energy & Infrastructure team in London.

He is a go-to expert for oil and gas matters and operates both in the UK and internationally on projects, transactions, and regulatory matters in the sector.  

Ben leads the firm’s work advising the BP and SOCAR led consortium on all aspects of the US$45bn Shah Deniz 2 gas project and new 3,500km Southern Gas Corridor, one of the largest and most complex oil & gas projects of recent years. He regularly advises energy companies, investors, and governments on upstream projects, gas sales and transportation, LNG projects, oil & gas M&A, financing arrangements, and energy trading.




Committee Member of IBA’s UK Energy Lawyers’ Group

Law Society of England and Wales

Association of International Petroleum Negotiators


LPC, Nottingham Law School, 2003

Pg.D.L., Nottingham Law School, 2002

M.A., Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, 2001

Lawyer Rankings

London > Projects, energy and natural resources > Oil and gas

(Next Generation Partners)

Ben SulaimanHogan Lovells International LLP

Hogan Lovells International LLP fields a large oil and gas team which operates from 40 offices and multiple jurisdictions worldwide. The practice has a strong track record in emerging markets and advises on corporate matters, disputes and provides preventative advice in relation to corruption. Ben Sulaiman heads the team alongside Sarah Shaw; Sulaiman acts for large multinational oil and gas companies on transactional and regulatory matters; Shaw is a veteran M&A practitioner experienced in upstream, midstream and downstream projects. Ben Hornan is a key name for disputes and has considerable experience in the Russian and CIS markets, while associate Amy Cleaves is recommended for transactional and financing work.

London > Industry focus > Emerging markets

Hogan Lovells International LLP brings together lawyers from its banking, infrastructure, energy, resources, projects, litigation, capital markets, restructuring and corporate teams to provide a wealth of experience in emerging markets. Banking partner Andrew Taylor oversees the firm’s emerging markets work, and he frequently acts for banks, national and multilateral DFIs, governments and corporates. Andrew Carey has extensive experience in international debt offerings, including securities programmes, corporate, and sovereign bonds. Adrian Walker, who leads the firm’s ESG group, is a key partner in the infrastructure, energy, resources and projects practice, and is a regular adviser on projects in Africa. Mining and power projects specialist Arun Velusami and global head of oil, gas and LNG Ben Sulaiman also play key roles in emerging markets work.