Webinar: "Looking Past COVID-19: An Asian View of the LNG Industry"

Phillip Solomon is a Principal Advisor, Commercial and Project Finance with GaffneyCline based in our Singapore office. He has over 27 years of worldwide experience in the energy sector, including international operating companies, major equipment manufacturers and oilfield service companies. Where he has held multiple executive leadership positions. Phillip specialises in structuring and facilitating commercial agreements, Joint Venture commercial negotiations, agreements, Production Planning and Capital Management, Asset sales and purchases, Lifting, storage, transportation, sales and marketing agreements and commercial advisory and asset monetization.

Phillip actively participates and represents GaffneyCline at industry fora such as AJBCC, AmCham and APEC trade discussions.

Phillip is a Chartered Engineer in Australia, holds a B.Eng(Civil)(Hons) from RMIT University, an MBA from University of South Australia and a Diploma in Resource Economics from UCL.

Michael Joyce's practice focuses on international cross-border mergers and acquisitions and international projects, with particular emphasis on the oil and gas, LNG, mining, power, renewables and infrastructure sectors. With over 30 years’ experience, Michael has advised clients on transactions in more than 20 countries around the world, including in Asia, the Middle East, South and Central America, the United States, Canada, Europe and Africa.

Michael has experience in advising clients on the natural gas and oil value chains, including acquisition of upstream and midstream assets including operational oil and gas field and refining and petrochemical assets and businesses; negotiation of joint operating agreements, gas and oil supply arrangements, liquefied natural gas (LNG) off-take agreements; LNG and oil project development, including gas and oil transportation and pipeline arrangements; and petroleum product supplies.

Michael also advises clients on power project acquisitions and development and on the acquisition and development of infrastructure projects, including in relation to processing and refinery facilities, pipelines, water, gas, rail and road projects.

Additionally, Michael has extensive experience advising on mining projects, including on the acquisition of mining tenements and operational mining businesses; negotiation of joint venture agreements and farm-in and farm-out agreements; and advice on operational mining issues; including land access, engagement of mining services and other contractors, mine development and off-take contracts, and rail and port agreements.

Paul Greening advises a range of clients—including private equity and fund investors, project sponsors and developers—on international energy, utilities and infrastructure projects. The bulk of his practice includes energy-related, cross-border transactions; oil and gas contracts; project development; and associated maritime law advice.

More specifically, Paul handles energy matters related to LNG, including natural gas and LNG sale and purchase agreements and LNG project development. His clients value his hands-on approach and deep understanding of complex commercial issues specific to the industry. Paul helps clients maximize their returns while keeping close watch on the keen interest that regulators in key markets have taken in LNG sale terms.

Norman S. Bissett is a foreign legal consultant with Hadiputranto, Hadinoto & Partners, a member firm of Baker McKenzie and is the Firm's administration head. He is a member of the Finance and Projects Group, working specifically in the Energy and Resources practice. Norman advises a number of companies on structuring and investing in, and development of, mining and oil and gas projects in Indonesia and Southeast Asia, including advising on LNG importation, storage, distribution and SPAs. 

Mr. Bissett is admitted to practice in England and Wales and Scotland, and is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales as well as the Scottish Law Society.

Kim Hock Ang is a principal in Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow's Finance & Projects Team, where he focuses on major infrastructure project development and energy projects development (including LNG), from the inception stage where the consortium is formed and investment structure is designed, to the project documentation, financing and sale of such brownfield asset post commercial operation date.

Kim Hock focuses on the development and financing of greenfield infrastructure and petrochemical and energy projects (particularly LNG), as well as the acquisition and disposal of brownfield project assets. He advises on mining and commodities contracts, project documents such as construction, procurement routes, EPC and EPCM contracts, operation and maintenance contracts, offtake contracts, and equity-related contracts such as joint venture agreements. He acts in a wide variety of financing transactions, project and trade finance, and restructurings.