Adrian Lawrence is counsel in the Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance Practice in London. He has a broad range of experience in project finance, banking, corporate and capital markets transactions, with a particular focus on oil and gas and petrochemical projects.
He has previously worked in our Doha, Hong Kong, Beijing and Moscow offices. During his time in our Doha office, he spent more than one year on part-time secondment to Qatar Petroleum’s Legal Department where he worked on a wide range of projects, commercial contracts and corporate matters.
Representation of the sponsors, Qatar Petroleum and Exxon Mobil, in connection with the US$10.3 billion Barzan Gas Project in Qatar, the largest single financing project ever undertaken in Qatar (including financing by way of commercial loans, Islamic financing instruments and export credit agencies).
Representation of the State of Qatar in connection with its issue of sovereign bonds worth US$5 billion. Citigroup, HSBC, J.P. Morgan, Mitsubishi UFJ Securities, QNB Capital and Standard Chartered Bank acted as Joint Lead Managers.
Representation of Pandora Methanol LLC, a Texan subsidiary of the largest Egyptian fertilizer group, Orascom Construction Industries S.A.E., in connection with a US$125 million term loan to partially finance rehabilitation of its integrated ammonia and methanol plant, strategically located on the Gulf Coast in Beaumont, Texas.
Representation of Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) in connection with its RMB 18.3 billion (US$2.7 billion) joint venture with China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) to acquire and operate a new petrochemical complex adjacent to Sinopec's existing refineries in the coastal municipality of Tianjin (southeast of Beijing, China), which will consist of a one million ton per annum ethylene cracker and downstream derivative units that will produce 2.2 million tons of chemical and petrochemical products annually.
Representation of Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and the commercial lenders (The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Mizuho Corporate Bank, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation and Standard Chartered Bank) in connection with a US$360 million methanol project in Brunei, the first international project financing in Brunei Darussalam.