Jamie Franklin

Partner, Houston



Jamie Franklin is a partner in White & Case's Project Development and Finance Practice and a member of the Firm's US Energy Industry Group, resident in the Houston office. He is an English-qualified lawyer with experience practicing in London and Singapore and has advised clients across the North America, EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions for over a decade, helping them navigate some of the most complex transactions in the energy sector, particularly in relation to liquefied natural gas (LNG), gas, power and large-scale renewables/clean energy projects.

Jamie has extensive experience in multi-source project financings, acquisition financings, holdco and hybrid financing structures, project bonds/private placements, structured financing platforms, refinancings and other debt-structured products and equity financings in the energy and infrastructure sector. He also advises on joint ventures and project development matters (including power purchase, feedstock and offtake agreements).

Jamie has worked on multiple award-winning, first-of-their-kind transactions, including the Ichthys LNG, Cameron LNG and Pertamina JTB gas projects.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Texas Foreign Legal Consultant
London School of Economics
University of Warwick

BA (Hons) History



Select representative experience includes representing:

  • Mubadala Investment Company in its investment into the $18.4 billion Rio Grande LNG export facility joint venture located in Brownsville, Texas.
  • Cheniere Energy Inc. in US$3.4 billion series of loan and bond financings for the Sabine Pass LNG project in Louisiana.
  • Orbia in its joint venture with Solvay for the US$850 million development of two facilities in Louisiana and Georgia for the production of polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF).
  • INPEX Corporation in the joint venture formation and ongoing development and financing of its US$ multibillion blue ammonia export project in Texas.
  • A sponsor in connection with the development and financing of its green hydrogen project in India.
  • SK E&S and CIP on the development and project financing of the 99 MW Jeonnam offshore wind project in Sinan County in Jeonnam Province, South Korea. This project is scheduled to be the first project financed offshore wind farm in South Korea. Our role involves the full spectrum of contract procurement, project development and project financing.
  • Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) on the development, equity sale process and US$3 billion (NT$90 billion) financing of the 589 MW Changfang and Xidao (CFXD) offshore wind project in Taiwan. This deal won "Asia Pacific Project Finance Deal of the Year 2020" by IJGlobal Awards, "Asia Pacific Renewable Deal of the Year 2020" by PFI Awards, "Project Finance Deal of the Year 2020" by FinanceAsia Achievement Awards and "Project Finance Deal of the Year 2021" by IFLR Asia-Pacific Awards.
  • JBIC, NEXI, and a syndicate of 29 commercial lenders, on the US$7.4 billion project financing of the Cameron LNG liquefaction-export project in Hackberry, Louisiana sponsored by Sempra, GDF SUEZ, Mitsui, and Japan LNG Investment, LLC, a company jointly owned by Mitsubishi Corporation and Nippon Yusen Kabashiki Kaisha. *
  • JBIC, NEXI, KEXIM, K-Sure, Bpifrance, Atradius, Euler Hermes, EFC and the commercial bank lenders in the US$20 billion project financing of the Ichthys LNG project in Australia, the largest project financing ever taken to market globally. *
  • PT Pertamina EP Cepu in the US$1.84 billion project financing of gas processing facilities and pipelines located in Bojonegoro Regency, East Java, Indonesia. The deal was named Asia-Pacific Oil & Gas Deal of the Year by PFI. *

*Experience prior to joining White & Case


"Brave New World: Emerging Trends in Vietnam's LNG-to-power sector," January 27, 2022

"COP26: Hydrogen in the spotlight," December 1, 2021

"Prospects for LNG-to-power in Cambodia," May 20, 2021

"Rantau Dedap Steams Ahead," October 01, 2019