Gide is strengthening its Projects practice, and Energy & Natural Resources sector expertise, with the addition of Colin Graham as energy and infrastructure partner in its London office.
Colin's practice covers corporate and commercial projects and M&A work, with particular specialisation in international Oil & Gas, LNG, Power and Resources. Colin has worked on major gas value chain project developments in recent years, including as project counsel for all aspects of the Shah Deniz phase II development, the Trans-Adriatic, Trans-Anatolian, Trans-Asia, Nabucco, South-East Europe and IGI-Poseidon gas pipelines including gas transportation, sales, operations codes and treaties.
In the LNG value chain, he has been active in LNG liquefaction and LNG trading projects, including LNG price arbitrations. Colin also has expertise on demand creation projects linking LNG regasification with gas-fired power, such as the Malta LNG project and recent LNG sales into West Africa and Latin America.
Colin also works on upstream oil and gas, including the shale and conventional production regimes in emerging markets.
With 19 years' experience in international transactions, Colin is qualified in England & Wales, Hong Kong and Ontario (non-practicing). He is fluent in French, Mandarin and Spanish.
Colin joins Gide's 120-lawyer-strong Projects (Finance and Infrastructure) practice which is located at the firm’s headquarters in France and across its network of international offices.
Consistently ranked as one of the best in its sector, the practice group has over twenty years of cross-disciplinary experience, advising clients on infrastructure deals and financings in the most diverse, innovative and challenging projects in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East, in civil and common law countries alike.
Projects team partner, Stéphane Vernay, commented: "We are very excited about Colin joining us, he is an extremely well-regarded practitioner and brings with him specialised oil and gas expertise, an area of great potential within the wider energy and natural resources market. His arrival reaffirms our position as a leading energy firm and increases our ability to offer a truly international oil and gas advice."
"Colin is a welcome addition to the London office and the firm's ability to assist clients in key markets in France and beyond," said Rupert Reece, head of Gide's London office.
Colin added: "I am excited to be joining such an accomplished energy team at Gide and to be working with recognised industry leaders to grow the international offering."