Colin is a partner in the firm's London office and a member of the Energy & Infrastructure Practice. He has 18 years' experience working on the development of projects in the energy, power and resources sectors.

In the energy sphere, Colin has worked on upstream oil & gas, pipeline projects, energy off-take agreements and operational arrangements in multiple jurisdictions, including Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, the United States, Canada, and South America. He has worked on a range of projects through the LNG value chain in the Atlantic and Pacific basins, including LNG liquefaction and re-gasification projects, long-term gas and LNG sales and LNG shipping matters.

Colin has also advised in the development, regulation and sale of conventional and renewable power projects, including hydro-electric, biomass, wind and nuclear assets.

In the mining sector, Colin advises on project development, M&A, concessions and related regulatory issues.

Colin also advises on international trade and compliance issues, particularly UK/EU energy sanctions and the social obligations related to extractive resources.

Colin is admitted in England, Hong Kong and Ontario (non-practising).

    • An international bidder for LNG to power capacity in the 2016 Chilean power auction.
    • Zarubezhneft on its acquisition of a majority share and the operatorship in the Kharyaga oil field in Russia from Total.
    • A major European investment fund on its proposed investment in a new-build LNG project.
    • SNAM SpA on its acquisition of an interest in the Trans-Adriatic Gas Pipeline.
    • A US independent on its negotiations for shale oil rights in Mongolia.
    • The Albanian Ministry of Energy and Industry on its new form of production sharing agreement.
    • A European conglomerate on Iran sanctions relating to the purchase of heavy oil off-take.
    • A European power major on the Iran and Russia sectoral sanctions regimes.
    • CNPC on long-term gas purchases and the structuring of a major gas transportation system in Central Asia.
    • PETRONAS on Atlantic Basin LNG trading contracts.
    • SOCAR Trading on its sale of LNG to a new regasification project in the Mediterranean, and on related commercial arrangements for an LNG FSU.
    • The Shah Deniz consortium on the Shah Deniz Phase 2 project in Azerbaijan, the transportation and sales of gas to Europe and on new-build gas pipeline projects in Turkey, South-East Europe and the Adriatic.
    • Various majors on the negotiation and drafting of upstream acquisition documentation, farm-in and project documentation for various national and international oil companies in Europe (Albania, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Russia), North Africa (Mauritania, Tunisia, Algeria, Libya and Egypt), Central Africa (Gabon, Congo-Brazzaville, Nigeria, Equatorial Guinea), the Middle East (Oman, Kuwait, UAE, Qatar), S.E. Asia (China, Vietnam, Hongkong, Indonesia, Malaysia) and South America (Peru, Brazil).
    • Mitsubishi Corporation on the entire value chain of its involvement in the US$720 million Qalhat LNG project in Oman.
    • Esso Australia, a subsidiary of ExxonMobil, in relation to the PNG LNG Project.
    • Various international majors on the negotiation of LNG throughput rights, including bi-directional throughput rights, at US Gulf LNG terminals at Sabine Pass, Lake Charles and Freeport.
    • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries on the development of a new nuclear reactor in Turkey, including related treaties and host government agreements.
    • Ontario Power Generation on the concession for the proposed development of two new nuclear reactors at Darlington, Canada.
    • New Brunswick power on the refurbishment of the Point Lepreau nuclear power project.
    • International mining companies on new concessions, acquisitions and streaming agreements and related issues.