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White & Case LLP
5 Old Broad Street
London
EC2N 1DW
England
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London > Projects, energy and natural resources > Oil and gas

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Jason KerrWhite & Case LLP

White & Case LLP ensures ‘that the client understands not only the legal but the commercial aspects of a transaction’. Fielding a team of practitioners who offer in-depth knowledge of the global energy industry and the regulatory environment, the team is well placed to handle both transactional matters and disputes. Philip Stopford and Mark Clarke co-head the practice; Stopford has over 40 years’ experience in high-profile oil and gas deals; and Clarke handles disputes, with a focus on large international commercial arbitrations. David Baker is a name for upstream transactions, while Jason Kerr handles international project finance mandates, and has particular experience of emerging markets. Katie Hicks joined from Shearman & Sterling LLP in April 2021 and George Kazakov joined from an in-house role at Morgan Stangley in August 2021; the team was further bolstered by the arrival of David Lewis from Clifford Chance LLP in January 2022. Tom Bartlett left for Latham & Watkins in August 2021.

London > Industry focus > Emerging markets

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Jason KerrWhite & Case LLP

At White & Case LLP, ‘the team is well experienced, diverse and highly professional, and it has a clear understanding of the requirements in handling clients’ needs‘. The London office is a key hub in the firm’s vast international network, and is highly regarded for its long track record in pioneering work across the Americas, Africa, CEE, CIS and the Middle East. The office has extensive English and US-law capabilities, and frequently handles complex and innovative cross-border transactions, including many inaugural bond offerings for issuers in developing and growth markets. Capital markets partner Stuart Matty, global head of project development and finance Mark Castillo-Bernaus, banking partner Christopher Czarnocki and head of the Africa group Mukund Dhar oversee the firm’s emerging markets work, which draws on a vast bench of experienced partners. Among them are co-head of the global energy group Philip Stopford, US-qualified debt specialists Melissa Butler and Ian Clark, and international finance partner Jason Kerr. Dhar, who is ‘extremely hardworking and always willing to walk the extra mile‘, advised the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan on a $300m 240MW wind power project and a 230MW utility-scale solar photovoltaic project. Senior associate Judith Olloh is described by one client as ‘proactive, knowledgeable and committed to the success of clients’ projects – a rising star‘.

London > Projects, energy and natural resources > Power (including electricity, nuclear and renewables)

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Jason KerrWhite & Case LLP

White & Case LLP is at the forefront of the energy transition advising governments, state-owned companies, sponsors, power purchasers, operators, investors and financiers on the entire lifecycle of power and renewable projects. The London team has significant experience in monetisation projects, corporate venturing, green bonds and finance with ESG requirements. The practice is headed by Carina Radford with support from Sandra Rafferty and David Baker who cover the full spectrum of issues. Richard Hill is experienced in construction-related contracts while Lis Blunsdon specialises in the regulation, operation and optimisation of energy assets. Jason Kerr focuses on emerging markets across the Middle East, Africa and Asia.