Ben Sulaiman | London | Hogan Lovells

Ben Sulaiman

Partner Corporate & Finance



Sulaiman Ben

Ben Sulaiman
Sulaiman Ben
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Always demonstrates high attention to detail and provides valuable legal advice. He's a very good communicator and can work under pressure.

Chambers UK, 2024

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

Ranked by Chambers and Legal 500 for Oil & Gas, he is a go-to expert in the sector and operates both in the UK and internationally on projects, transactions and regulatory matters.  

Ben leads the firm's work advising the BP and SOCAR led consortium on all aspects of the US$40bn Shah Deniz 2 gas project and 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. 

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A classic international oil and gas expert who is knowledgeable of all the ins and outs of international regimes.

Chambers UK, 2024

Representative experience

Advising consortium led by BP and SOCAR on US$40bn Shah Deniz 2 gas project in Azerbaijan and 3,500km Southern Gas Corridor (South Caucasus Pipeline, TANAP and TAP).

Advising Chevron on new country entry and upstream asset acquisitions in Namibia.

Advising QatarEnergy on new country entries into Namibia, South Africa and Lebanon. 

Advising energy major on development of landmark upstream oil project and gas-to-energy project in Guyana.

Advising on multiple gas and LNG supply and trading contracts and price review negotiations and disputes.

Advising energy major on sale of major upstream and midstream asset portfolio in UK.

Advising Wintershall Dea on acquisition of major interest in upstream Hokchi block, Mexico.

Advising UK Government on landmark special administration and sale out of administration of Bulb Energy Limited.

Advising UK Government on (i) £12bn Energy Bills Support Scheme (ii) £40bn Energy Markets Financing Scheme and (iii) GB gas storage regime.

Advising Sojitz Corporation on its purchase from Helios Investment Partners of a 25% interest in Axxela, the largest private sector gas distributor in Nigeria


  • LPC, Nottingham Law School, 2003
  • Pg.D.L., Nottingham Law School, 2002
  • M.A., Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge, 2001
  • Committee Member of IBA's UK Energy Lawyers' Group
  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Association of International Energy Negotiators


Oil and Gas: Next Generation Partner

Legal 500

Oil & Gas: 7 years ranked and Band 3