Cristian Blumm

Associate, Singapore



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

He advises on a range of transactions involving large-scale energy projects, including project development, joint ventures, financing and M&A matters. He represents developers, investors, offtakers/marketers, suppliers, lenders and other stakeholders in complex cross-border transactions across the energy industry, particularly in the oil & gas and petrochemical sectors, and also in connection with the energy transition.

Cristian is described by clients as an "excellent resource" who "understand[s] the energy and petrochemical sector well" and "never fail[s] to deliver practical, actionable advice for clients", in The Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2022 – Singapore: Projects & Energy (Foreign Firms).

Bars and Courts
New York State Bar
Texas State Bar
University of Texas School of Law
Dartmouth College


Downstream Oil & Gas / Petrochemicals:

  • Saudi Aramco - China Refinery/Petrochemical Project: Advising Saudi Aramco in connection with its joint venture with North Huajin Chemical and Panjin Xincheng to develop and finance a US$10 billion refining and petrochemical complex in Liaoning province, China.
  • Saudi Aramco - China Refinery/Petrochemical Acquisition: Advising Saudi Aramco in connection with its proposed acquisition of an interest in Zhejiang Petrochemical's refining and petrochemical complex in Zhejiang province, China.
  • Sponsor - Uzbek Gas-to-Chemical Complex: Advising the sponsor in connection with its proposed development and financing of a gas-to-chemical complex in Uzbekistan.
  • Global Financial Institutions - Uzbek GTL Plant: Advising the lenders in connection with the financing and proposed restructuring of a US$3.6 billion gas-to-liquids (GTL) project in Uzbekistan.
  • Saudi Aramco - Base Oils Business / Valvoline Acquisition: Advising Saudi Aramco in connection with the restructuring of its global base oils business, including its US$2.65 billion acquisition of Valvoline's base oils products business and related supply arrangements, and sales/marketing arrangements for the base oil products produced by its various subsidiaries.
  • Global Petrochemical Company - U.S. Methanol Plant: Advising one of the world's largest petrochemical companies in connection with its proposed joint venture to develop and finance a US$2.2 billion methanol plant on the U.S. Gulf Coast.
  • Motiva - Texas Chemical Plant Acquisition: Advising 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, supply and pipeline arrangements.
  • EIG - St. Croix Refinery/Terminal: Advising EIG Global Energy Partners in connection with multiple additional rounds of financing, totalling US$1.1 billion in preferred equity, senior debt and sponsor subordinated debt financings on top of the existing US$1.7 billion financing, to Limetree Bay Ventures, LLC to modernize and restart a refinery and oil storage terminal in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.
  • Saudi Aramco - Indonesia Refinery/Petrochemical Facility: Advising 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.

Upstream and Midstream Oil & Gas / LNG:

  • Noble Energy - Equatorial Guinea Gas Monetization/LNG: Advising Noble Energy on the implementation of the Alen gas monetization project in Equatorial Guinea, including upstream development, access to natural gas processing and liquefaction services and LNG sales.
  • Pan American Energy - Mexico Upstream Acquisition: Advising Pan American Energy on the first-ever combined transfer of 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 for the swap of participating interests in two offshore oil blocks.
  • Global Oil & Gas Company - Middle East Concession: Advising a global oil & gas company in the negotiation of its concession rights in the Middle East.
  • Deutsche Bank - Texas Gas Gathering/Processing Project: Advising Deutsche Bank as sole arranger/underwriter of US$350 million in financing for the development of a gas gathering and processing system in Texas's Permian Basin by the joint venture Salt Creek Midstream.
  • Global Financial Institutions - Brazil FPSO: Advising the lenders in connection with the US$800 million term loan and bridge loan financings for the conversion/construction of the floating production, storage and offloading unit (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: Advising Freeport LNG in connection with the US$14 billion of third-party cash equity, mezzanine debt and senior secured debt financings for the initial three liquefaction trains (each train to be separately owned and financed) of the multi-train natural gas liquefaction and LNG export facility to be constructed at Freeport LNG's existing regasification facility in Texas.

Energy Transition:

  • NGO - Amazon Rainforest Carbon Credits: Advising Conservation International, a leading NGO working on carbon credit transactions, in connection with its proposed development and financing of a project to generate carbon credits by implementing reduced-impact forestry/logging practices in the Amazon rainforest, including concession rights and offtake arrangements.