Cristian Blumm

Associate, Houston

Biography

Overview

Cristian Blumm is an associate in the Project Development and Finance group in the Houston office. He also has worked in the New York and Singapore offices of White & Case. 

His practice involves a range of complex transactions across the energy industry, including project development and financing, joint ventures and M&A matters. He advises developers, offtakers/marketers/suppliers, investors, lenders and other stakeholders in both domestic and international transactions, particularly in the downstream and petrochemical sectors, as well as the upstream, midstream and LNG sectors.

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Texas State Bar
Education
JD
University of Texas School of Law
BA
Dartmouth College
Languages
English

Experience

Downstream and Petrochemicals

Global Petrochemical Company - Gulf Coast Methanol Plant
Representation of one of the world's largest petrochemical companies in the greenfield development and financing of a US$2.2 billion methanol plant located on the U.S. Gulf Coast, including negotiation of joint venture arrangements, methanol offtake agreements and related project contracts.

Motiva - Texas Chemical Plant Acquisition
Representation of Motiva Enterprises in connection with its acquisition of a Texas chemical plant owned by Flint Hills Resources, a subsidiary of Koch Industries, including negotiation of offtake and supply agreements, services contracts and pipeline arrangements.

Saudi Aramco - Indonesia Refinery/Petrochemical Facility
Representation of Saudi Aramco in connection with its proposed US$6 billion joint venture with Pertamina to acquire, expand and upgrade Pertamina's refinery and petrochemical facility in Cilacap, Indonesia as part of Pertamina's Refinery Development Master Plan (RDMP).

Saudi Aramco - Various International Joint Ventures
Representation of Saudi Aramco and its affiliates in connection with the offtake, marketing and supply arrangements, for refined products, base oils and petrochemicals, associated with its various international joint ventures.

Upstream, Midstream and LNG

Pan American Energy - Mexico Upstream Acquisition
Representation of Pan American Energy on the first-ever combined transfer of the operatorship of an offshore oil block approved by Mexico's National Hydrocarbons Commission (CNH) and of an interest in a Mexican Exploration and Extraction Contract, including negotiation of a farmout agreement, joint operating agreements and arrangements relating to the swap of participating interests in two offshore oil blocks in Mexico.

Deutsche Bank - Texas Midstream G&P Project
Representation of Deutsche Bank, as sole arranger and underwriter of a US$350 million credit facility for the joint venture Salt Creek Midstream, in the senior financing of the construction and development of a gas gathering and processing system in the Permian Basin in Texas.

Global Financial Institutions - Brazil FPSO
Representation of the lenders and hedge providers in the US$803.7 million term loan financing, and the related bridge loan financing, of the conversion/construction of the FPSO Pioneiro de Libra, owned by a 50/50 joint venture between Odebrecht and Teekay Offshore, and chartered to Petrobras for operation in the Libra pre-salt oil field off the coast of Brazil.

Freeport LNG - Texas Liquefaction Projects
Representation of Freeport LNG with respect to over US$14 billion of third party cash equity, mezzanine debt and senior secured debt financings for the initial three liquefaction trains (each train is separately owned and financed) of the Freeport LNG multi-train natural gas liquefaction and LNG export facility being constructed at Freeport LNG's existing LNG regasification facility in Texas.