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Andrew Nealon
Andrew Nealon
Partner — Energy Transactions & Projects
Partner — Energy Transactions & Projects

Andrew Nealon

Andrew Nealon

20 Fenchurch Street
24th Floor
London EC3M 3BY
United Kingdom

Andrew Nealon

Experience Highlights

  • 8 Rivers Capital in the development of the Cormorant Clean Energy Project, an ultra-low-carbon ammonia production facility in Port Arthur, Texas, which will be powered by 8 Rivers’ proprietary 8RH2 hydrogen process (ongoing)

  • STAR Rafineri A.Ş. a subsidiary of the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) and its sponsors on the development and financing of a $6.3 billion greenfield oil refinery in Turkey on the Aegean Sea. This is the largest project financing in Turkey and involves the largest and most diverse group of ECAs for any multi-source financing in Turkey to date. The STAR project sets new benchmarks for project financings in Turkey in terms of amount and tenor of facilities. The Project won 10 awards including Infrastructure Journal’s “European Oil and Gas Deal of the Year 2014”

  • A joint venture among Korean Gas Corp (KOGAS), Lotte Chemical, STX Energy, and Uzbekneftegas, on the development of the approximately $3.9 billion Surgil gas to petrochemicals project and the Asian Development Bank, KEXIM, and KSure-led financing thereof; Project Finance International’s “Petrochemical Deal of the Year 2012”, Infrastructure Journal’s “Oil and Gas Deal of the Year 2013”, The American Lawyer’s “Global Finance Deal of the Year: Project Finance (Asia) 2014”, and the largest project financing in Central Asia

  • Uzbekistan GTL on the construction, development and financing of a $3.6 billion gas to liquids project in the Kashkadarya Region, close to Karshi, in the Republic of Uzbekistan. This project is financed by or under the cover of several export credit agencies, development banks and commercial banks, including China Development Bank, KEXIM and KSure

  • A joint venture between SOCAR Turkey Enerji A. Ş. and a subsidiary of BP plc on the proposed development and financing of a $1.8 billion petrochemical industrial complex in Turkey on the Aegean Sea

  • SOCAR GPC on its proposed multibillion dollar development and financing of a gas processing plant and petrochemicals facility in Azerbaijan

  • Eurochem on the construction and financing of an approximately $1 billion dollar ammonia complex to be located within the existing Phosphorit industrial complex at Kingisepp in the Russian Federation

  • SOCAR Polymer on the approximately $800 million development and  financing of facilities for the production of polypropylene and high-density polyethylene in the Republic of Azerbaijan

  • Nauticol Energy on the financing and development of a methanol project in Alberta, Canada 

  • Nauticol Energy on the financing and development of the Becancour Methanol project in Quebec, Canada 


  • Monash University, LL.B., 2001
  • Monash University, B.E. (Hons), 1997
  • Legal 500 UK, London: Real Estate: Construction, 2015−2018, 2023, and 2024; Projects, Energy and Natural Resources: Oil & Gas, 2017, 2018 and 2020, “Next Generation Lawyer” in Projects, Energy and Natural Resources: Oil & Gas, 2021 and 2022; “Leading Individual” in Projects, Energy and Natural Resources: Oil & Gas, 2023 and 2024
  • Chambers UK, Projects (UK–wide), 2014, 2019–2024
  • Selected to the London Super Lawyers list, Energy & Natural Resources, Super Lawyers (Thomson Reuters),  2013 and 2015
  • Chambers UK, Leader in their Field, Projects, 2013 and 2014
  • Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards, Shortlisted for Construction Lawyer of the Year–UK, 2013
  • Solicitor, England and Wales
  • Victoria, Australia
  • “Mitigating Completion Risk in O&G Projects,” Project Finance International’s Global Energy Report, 2013 (co-author)
  • “Four Financing Refinery and Petrochemical Projects: Opportunities and Challenges,” The International Comparative Legal Guide toProject Finance, 2013 Edition (co-author)