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David is a partner working in the Energy, Natural Resources and Infrastructure team. He is currently based in London. He has worked for 8 years in Asia: 2 years in our Hong Kong office and 6 years in Tokyo. He established our office in Tokyo.
David has wide experience of upstream and downstream energy work and of commodities trading. His work includes:
upstream transactions and projects in Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Colombia, Russian Federation, Iran, Kazakhstan, Libya, Malaysia, Nigeria, North Sea, Venezuela and Vietnam;
upstream and downstream documentation such as production sharing, joint operating, joint bidding / study and area of mutual interest agreements, offtake and allocation agreements;
farm-ins and farm-outs of upstream interests;
drilling and other service contracts;
trading of crude oil, refined products, natural gas and LNG;
price reviews under long term supply contracts for natural gas and LNG;
shipping of crude, refined products and LNG;
advising on developing disputes arising in these areas.
- He has wide experience of upstream and downstream energy work. He has advised on upstream transactions and projects in Algeria, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Colombia, Russian Federation, Iran, Kazakhstan, Libya, Malaysia, Nigeria, North Sea, Venezuela and Vietnam
- Statoil - acquisition of an interest in the companies developing the Trans Adriatic Pipeline; acquisition of interest in the Algerian In Salah and In Amenas developments in Algeria from BP;
- Negotiation of upstream service contract in Iran for a client in the energy industry.
- Professional indemnity underwriters in the defence of claims against solicitors; this includes defending a London firm of solicitors for alleged negligence in its role in acting for the buyer of Russian upstream assets
Hogan Lovells Publications
"Hogan Lovells Energy and Natural Resources Group has been named 'Energy and Infrastructure Team of the Year’ at the Legal Business Awards."
"Impact of Declining Oil Prices – Issue 4: Projects."