King & Spalding LLP

Projects & Energy Department

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What the team is known for Demonstrates impressive oil and gas expertise, handling significant LNG projects and oilfield developments for major private and publicly owned oil companies. Further assists with M&A in the sector, as well as joint ventures and other commercial agreements. Runs matters from its Houston and Paris offices and is especially prominent in North Africa. Also equipped to handle disputes and power plant developments, with notable experience in gas IPP programmes.

Strengths Sources value the team's oil and gas industry expertise, including in acquisitions and gas purchases. They remark: "They provide commercial and pragmatic advice and are experts in upstream."

Work highlights Acted for Ghana National Petroleum Corporation on the USD600 million Tema LNG project.

Notable practitioners

The "very pragmatic and solution-oriented" Mehdi Haroun is an eminent figure in the oil and gas sector, notably handling mandates in Algeria and North Africa. "An expert in upstream," he is appreciated by clients for his leadership: "He's confident and made it clear that he was capable of guiding us through these transactions." He regularly advises on gas sale agreements, joint ventures and transactions in the sector. He acts for an impressive roster of leading IOCs. He operates from the firm's Paris office.