LNG Trading

Establishing and running a successful LNG portfolio

LNG Trading - Establishing and running a successful LNG portfolio

Seminar | June.06.2017 | 8:30am - 10:30am (GMT Standard Time)

Orrick London

Supply and demand volatility in today's global gas markets presents significant arbitrage opportunities. The attraction of LNG trading is growing fast, as new and established players grow their portfolios, but there are also plenty of challenges. Join our panel of experts as we discuss what it takes to build and maintain a successful LNG trading business – looking into the key operational, financial, legal and commercial strategies which are essential to succeed.

Effective risk management

Constructing a framework for managing the entire spectrum of risk identification, risk mitigation, risk management and ongoing risk monitoring

The technology advantage

Building the right end-to-end business model and a reliable energy trading risk management (ETRM) system for LNG trading

Inadvertent contract creation

How to get the right practical balance between negotiating a deal, capturing an opportunity and avoiding being prematurely contractually committed to a cargo

Contract workarounds

Despite the wording of the contract, the practical workarounds which can be used when buyer take failure, seller delivery failure or an FM event becomes apparen

The reality of restructuring

How to recognise the need for a restructuring, and how to restructure, if risk management fails and the portfolio begins to fragment


This briefing will benefit established players and also newcomers in the world of LNG for whom ongoing portfolio protection is a critical concern.

CLE Credits Available: N



  • Oil & Gas
  • Energy
  • Infrastructure
  • Africa
  • Corporate
  • Latin America

Peter Roberts Partner Oil & Gas, Energy


Peter Roberts, a partner in the London office, advises oil and gas companies worldwide on upstream and midstream transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, LNG project development work and operational procurement and contracting.

He presently advises on projects across South America, Africa and Central and Eastern Europe.

A former chairman of the International Bar Association’s Oil and Gas Law Committee, Peter has also authored four leading industry textbooks:

  • Oil and Gas Contracts , Sweet & Maxwell (2016)
  • English Law and Petroleum Contracts, OUP (2016)
  • Joint Operating Agreements, Globe (2015)
  • Gas and LNG Sales and Transportation Agreements, Sweet & Maxwell (2014)

Peter has contributed to several other books, edits the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) Journal of World Energy Law and Business, and is a representative on several oil and gas law university faculties.

He was previously the General Counsel for a UK energy company and has worked for other leading international law firms in London, Hong Kong and Singapore.



  • Oil & Gas
  • Energy
  • M&A and Private Equity
  • Emerging Markets
  • Africa
  • Latin America

Joanna Kay Of Counsel Oil & Gas, Energy


Joanna Kay, of counsel in the London office, specialises in international oil and gas transactions including upstream operations, project development, mergers and acquisitions and gas and LNG trading and storage arrangements.

Joanna advises clients on a wide range of upstream and midstream oil and gas agreements including concessions, AMIs, farm-ins and SPAs, royalties, operating and unitisation agreements, service and drilling contracts as well as transportation and sales agreements.

Joanna has worked in house as well as in private practice, including at Tullow Oil plc where she focused on upstream development projects and frontier exploration opportunities in Africa, Europe and the North Atlantic region.  Joanna is also a committee member of the UK Energy Lawyers Group.

Greg Crowley

Greg Crowley Risk Management, Opportune

Mauro Fiorucci

Mauro Fiorucci Corporate Finance/Restructuring, Opportune

Fusun Yaman

Fusun Yaman Process & Technology, Opportune