Christopher Peponis | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Christopher Peponis
Christopher Peponis

Christopher Peponis

Associate, Houston


Christopher Peponis is an associate in the Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance group in the Firm's Houston office. His practice focuses on structured transactions in the energy industry, including project development, joint ventures and sale and purchase agreements across the upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas sector. Chris has extensive global LNG experience, having advised on both green-field and brown-field LNG liquefaction projects, tolling arrangements, regasification terminal use agreements, long-term sale and purchase agreements, as well as small-scale LNG and LNG-to-power projects. Prior to joining the Firm, Chris worked as a Process Engineer, LNG Trader, and In-House Counsel for a major international oil and gas company in Australia, Europe, and North America.

Bars and Courts

  • Texas State Bar
  • Supreme Court of Victoria
  • High Court of Australia
  • Alberta Bar


  • Master of Laws, Stanford Law School
  • Juris Doctor, Sydney University
  • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, Sydney University


  • English


Representation of an international oil major in drafting and negotiating LNG tolling agreements for numerous US Gulf Projects*

Representation of an international oil major regarding amendments to EU regulations on gas pipeline interconnection and LNG terminal reloading tariffs*

Representation of an international oil major with respect to the LNG supply for a proposed LNG-to-power project development including negotiation of LNG sale and purchase agreements (SPAs), terminal use agreement, LNG lifting and balancing agreements, for conventional and small-scale LNG*

Representation of an incorporated joint venture comprised of both National Oil Companies (NOCs) and International Oil Companies (IOCs) regarding the development of a Canadian green-field LNG development, including drafting and negotiating engineering, procurement & fabrication agreements, tolling agreements, feed gas acquisition and LNG lifting agreements*

Representation of an international oil major in the preparation and negotiation of numerous joint operating agreements for Australian LNG Projects*

* Matters prior to joining White & Case.