Ben Sulaiman

Ben Sulaiman


Email [email protected]​

Phone +44 20 7296 5905

Fax +44 20 7296 2001


Practice groupCorporate & Finance

He's a very experienced and pragmatic lawyer.

Chambers UK, 2021

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. 

Awards and recognitions


Acritas Star
Acritas Stars Independently Rated Lawyers


Oil and Gas: Next Generation Partner
Legal 500 UK

Education and admissions


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 Petroleum Negotiators

Representative experience

Advising consortium led by BP and SOCAR on US$45bn Shah Deniz 2 gas project in Azerbaijan and 3,500km Southern Gas Corridor (South Caucasus Pipeline, TANAP and TAP).

Advising Equinor on disposal of interests in Teesside Oil Terminal in the UK.

Advising oil major and NOC on separate upstream asset acquisitions and new country entries into Namibia. 

Advising oil major on development of landmark upstream oil project in Guyana.

Advising on multiple gas and LNG price review negotiations and disputes.

Advising Oil & Gas UK and downstream gas industry on EU Gas Network Code amendments to industry standard agreements for gas entering GB gas network.

Advising on decommissioning arrangements for Jubilee Oil Field in Ghana.

Advising Marathon Oil on US$450m sale of upstream concession interests to Total and country exit from Libya.

Advising SOCAR on floating storage and onshore regas project in Malta and associated long-term LNG SPAs.

Advising European utility on establishment of LNG trading business and LNG supply arrangements.

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