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.

In 2015 Joanna was recognised as a London Rising Star, Super Lawyers

    • Represented Tullow Oil on Ghana offshore gas sales programs.
    • Represented Maersk Oil on West African project developments.
    • Represented Petro Victory Energy on Paraguay gas project development.
    • Represented Orion International on the acquisition of producing interests in Guatemala.
    • Represented the Federal Government of Somalia on various licensing and upstream matters.
    • Represented Tullow Oil on the acquisition of various interests in Mauritania.
    • Represented Tullow Oil on the development of the Banda oil and gas projects in Mauritania.
    • Represented an upstream joint venture on its concession interests in the Republic of Guinea.
    • Represented a confidential client on its proposed acquisition of interests in shale concessions in Argentina.
    • Represented a confidential client on the acquisition of acreage in Greenland.
    • Represented a confidential client on UK gas storage project development.
    • Represented Tullow Oil on the acquisition of the Nuon E&P group in the Netherlands and the Spring Energy group in Norway and the UK.
    • Represented a confidential client on a proposed LNG purchase from QatarGas into Pakistan.
    • Represented European Investment Bank on the financing of the Gate LNG regasification terminal in the Netherlands.