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Rob Patterson

Rob Patterson Partner, Energy Transactions & Projects


Rob is an energy and natural resources lawyer, with a broad practice that includes cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and project development and financing. He has advised on a wide range of international transactions in the oil and gas, power, petrochemicals, and LNG sectors.

In addition to his extensive sector knowledge, Rob also has substantial experience advising on broader corporate and commercial matters, including M&A transactions, joint ventures, financings, corporate reorganizations, and a wide range of commercial contracts. Rob is an English-qualified solicitor, and was Co-Administrative Partner of the firm’s Moscow office from 2006 to 2010 and in 2014. He acted as the Managing Partner of the Beijing office from 2012 to 2013, and is based in Dubai.

彭建勋律师是从事能源和自然资源业务的一位律师,他广泛的执业领域包括跨境兼并和收购、以及项目开发和融资。他曾经在石油和天然气、电力、石油化工和液化天然气等行业就众多国际交易向客户提供咨询。

除了具有广博的行业知识以外,彭建勋律师在众多公司法和商业事项的咨询方面也具有大量经验,包括兼并和收购交易、合资企业、融资、公司重组和各种商业合同。彭建勋律师具有英国律师资格;从2006年到2010年、以及在2014年,他曾担任本所莫斯科办事处的联合管理合伙人。从2012年到2013年,彭建勋先生曾担任本所北京办事处的执行合伙人,他目前常驻本所阿布扎比办事处。

Experience Highlights

  • Sinopec in connection with its acquisition of a 10% stake in SIBUR as a strategic investor. SIBUR is Russia’s largest vertically integrated gas processing and petrochemicals company. The work included negotiation of a shareholders’ agreement among all shareholders of SIBUR
  • Oman Oil Company in its acquisition of OXEA, the world’s largest supplier of Oxo chemical products
  • A Chinese state-owned financial investor in connection with its $4 billion minority investment in a global E&P business and in the Atlantic LNG project in Trinidad
  • China National Petroleum Corporation in its acquisition of three offshore blocks in Peru
  • Majority shareholders of OAO NOVATEK, Russia's largest independent gas producer, in connection with the sale of a 19.9% equity stake to Gazprom
  • Oman Oil Company in connection with its $1.2 billion acquisition of an 8% strategic equity interest in MOL Hungarian Oil & Gas in exchange for a package of upstream and pipeline assets in Russia and Kazakhstan
  • Oman Oil Company in connection with the sale to the Russian Government of a 7% equity interest in the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC)
  • OAO NOVATEK in connection with the sell-down to Total of a minority interest in the Termokarstovoye gas condensate field in northern Russia
  • Russian oil services company Integra Group in connection with its joint venture with Schlumberger, ring both parties’ seismic business in Russia and the CIS

M&A Transactions

  • A bidder in the $4 billion sale of PetroKazakhstan Inc., then a listed company with interests in Kazakhstan
  • A Chinese client in connection with the potential acquisition of coal mining rights in Russia
  • A Chinese state-owned oil company on the acquisition of a 50% interest in a joint venture company owning producing interests in Kazakhstan
  • A Norwegian start-up in connection with the acquisition of producing oil interests in Russia 
  • Gulf Keystone Petroleum in connection with the farm-out to BG of an interest in the Hassi Ba Hamou contract area, Algeria
  • Fortum Power & Heat in connection with the disposal of generation assets in a number of European jurisdictions, including the UK, Ireland, Sweden, and Russia

International Oil & Gas

  • Unipec Asia, a subsidiary of Sinopec, in connection with its long-term purchase of LNG from the Australia Pacific LNG project in Queensland, Australia
  • A U.S. independent gas company in connection with the potential development of an LNG liquefaction facility in British Columbia, Canada
  • Russian gas producer OAO NOVATEK in connection with the early-stage development of the Yamal LNG project in northern Russia
  • Oman Oil Company in connection with the sale to the Russian Government of a 7% equity interest in the Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC)
  • Cairn Energy PLC in connection with the negotiation of production-sharing arrangements relating to five blocks in Nepal
  • A U.S. independent oil company on the negotiation of production sharing and joint operating arrangements in the Nigeria-Sao Tome Joint Development Zone, West Africa

Other Project Development & Finance

  • A gas supplier in connection with long-term sale and transportation arrangements to a 1,200 MW power plant development in the UK
  • Electricidade de Portugal in connection with the construction and operation of the gas-fired power station in Portugal
  • Standard Chartered Bank as lead arranger in connection with the provision of an $85 million borrowing base credit facility to Pan-Ocean Energy Corporation, an E&P company with upstream operations in Gabon

Renewables

  • The developers of the 100MW Barrow offshore windfarm project in connection with the long-term sale of its power and renewable benefits
  • Private equity firm HgCapital in connection with its acquisition and project financing of the Tir Mostyn onshore windfarm development in the UK
  • Private equity firm HgCapital in connection with the acquisition of a portfolio of operational and development-stage windfarms in France

Experience Highlights

执业亮点

  • 代表中国石化以战略投资方的身份收购西布尔10%的股权。西布尔是俄罗斯最大的垂直综合天然气加工和石化产品公司。本所的法律服务工作包括对西布尔所有股东的股东协议进行谈判
  • 代理阿曼石油公司收购欧克新亚公司,其是全世界最大的羰基化学品供应商
  • 代理一家中国国有金融投资机构以40亿美元获得位于特立尼达岛的一个全球性勘探和开发业务以及一个大西洋液化天然气项目的少数股权
  • 代理中国石油天然气集团公司收购位于秘鲁的三个海洋区块
  • 代理诺瓦泰克公司(俄罗斯最大的独立天然气生产商)的几家多数权益股东向俄罗斯天然气工业股份公司出售19.9%的股权
  • 代理阿曼石油公司以12亿美元收购匈牙利石油天然气公司8%的战略性股权,以换取位于俄罗斯和哈萨克斯坦的一系列上游资产和管道资产
  • 代理阿曼石油公司将里海管道财团7%的股权出售给俄罗斯政府
  • 代理诺瓦泰克公司向道达尔公司出售俄罗斯北部Termokarstovoye凝析天然气田的少数权益
  • 代理Integra集团(一家俄罗斯石油服务公司)与斯伦贝谢公司组建合资企业,将双方在俄罗斯和独立国家联合体的地震业务联系起来

兼并和收购交易

  • 代理投标人参与价值为40亿美元的、当时在哈萨克斯坦拥有权益的一家上市公司——哈萨克斯坦石油公司的出售
  • 代理一家中国客户拟收购位于俄罗斯的煤炭开采权
  • 代理一家中国国有石油公司收购一家合资企业50%的权益,其在哈萨克斯坦拥有在产权益
  • 代理一家挪威新办企业收购位于俄罗斯的在产石油权益
  • 代理Gulf Keystone石油有限公司向英国天然气公司出让其在阿尔及利亚Hassi Ba Hamou合同区域的权益
  • 代理Fortum电力和热力公司出售其在多个欧洲司法管辖区域内,包括英国、爱尔兰、瑞典和俄罗斯,的发电资产,

国际石油和天然气

  • 代理联合石化亚洲有限公司(中国石化的子公司)从位于澳大利亚昆士兰州的澳大利亚太平洋液化天然气项目长期购买液化天然气
  • 代理一家美国独立天然气公司拟在加拿大不列颠哥伦比亚省开发液化天然气液化设施
  • 代理俄罗斯天然气生产商诺瓦泰克公司对位于俄罗斯北部的亚马尔液化天然气项目进行前期开发
  • 代理阿曼石油公司将里海管道财团7%的股权出售给俄罗斯政府
  • 代理凯恩能源公司商谈产量将位于尼泊尔的五个区域联系起来的分成安排
  • 代理一家美国的独立石油公司商谈针对位于西非的尼日利亚/圣多美联合开发区的产量分成和联合作业安排

其他项目开发和融资

  • 代理一家天然气供应商办理涉及其在英国建设一家装机容量为1,200兆瓦的电厂的长期销售和运输安排
  • 代理葡萄牙电力公司在葡萄牙建设和运营一座燃气电站
  • 代理渣打银行(作为牵头人)向Pan-Ocean能源公司,在加蓬拥有上游业务的一家勘探和开发公司,提供8,500万美元的基础信贷便利

可再生能源

  • 代理装机容量为100兆瓦的海上风电场项目的若干家开发商长期出售电力和可再生利益
  • 代理华盖资本(一家私募股权公司)收购位于英国Tir Mostyn的陆上风电场并对其开发提供项目融资
  • 代理华盖资本(一家私募股权公司)收购位于法国的一个由运营阶段风电场和开发阶段风电场的组合

Contact Details

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rpatterson@velaw.com
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Rob's Practices

  • College of Law, Law Society Finals, 1992
  • Cambridge University, England, LL.M., 1991
  • Cambridge University, England, M.A. Law, 1990
  • Admitted to practice: Solicitor, Supreme Court of England and Wales
    • Legal Media Group’s (Euromoney’s) Expert Guide to the World’s Leading Energy and Natural Resource Lawyers, 2007−2008, 2010, 2013 and 2016
    • Chambers Global, Energy & Natural Resources: China (Foreign Expert Based in United Arab Emirates), 2016 and 2017
    • IFLR 1000 Banking and finance, Corporate and M&A, Energy and infrastructure, Project Development, Project Finance, Oil & Gas (Russia), 2015 and 2016
    • Latin Lawyer 250, 2014
    • Best Lawyers in Russia (Woodward/White, Inc.), Corporate Law, 2014
      • Chambers Europe, Energy & Natural Resources: Russia, 2014; Energy & Natural Resources: Lawyers Based Abroad (Russia), 2013; Energy & Natural Resources: Overseas Counsel (Russia); UK focus (Russia), 2011
      • Chambers Global: The World’s Leading Lawyers for Business, Energy & Natural Resources (International Firms) - China (Experts Based Abroad), 2015; Energy & Natural Resources: Foreign Experts (Russia), 2014; Energy & Natural Resources: International Firms (China), 2011–2013; Energy & Natural Resources: Experts Based Abroad (Russia), 2012–2013; Energy & Natural Resources: (Russia), 2010–2011; Energy & Natural Resources: UK Specialists (Russia), 2011
      • Who's Who Legal (Law Business Research Ltd.), Energy, 2016 and 2017
      • International Who’s Who of Energy Lawyers (Law Business Research Ltd.), 2013–2014
      • International Who’s Who of Oil & Gas Lawyers (Law Business Research Ltd.), 2010–2013
      • Legal Media Group’s (Euromoney’s) Expert Guide to the World’s Leading B.R.I.C.  Lawyers, 2013
        • Legal Media Group’s (Euromoney’s) Expert Guide to Leading Practitioners: China in Energy, 2012
        • Member: Law Society of England and Wales; International Bar Association