Jay Cuclis | White & Case LLP International Law Firm, Global Law Practice
Jay Cuclis
Jay Cuclis

Jay Cuclis

Partner, Houston

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Overview

Jay's practice involves the representation of clients in a wide range of complex transactions across the energy industry, including project development, upstream acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, and M&A matters. He has extensive experience in the upstream and LNG sectors in particular. Over the last 35 years, Jay has worked on major energy transactions domestically and in more than 50 countries throughout the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Prior to joining the Firm, Jay was a partner at another Houston based law firm, and has worked in Houston, London, Moscow and Hong Kong.

Bars and Courts

  • Texas State Bar

Education

  • Juris Doctor, University of Texas School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Texas

Languages

  • English

Experience

Representation of an international energy company in its acquisition of interests in six Federal oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico and the related development financing.*

Representation of Reliance Industries in its $7.2 billion sale of Indian oil and gas assets to BP and related joint venture arrangements.*

Representation of Jupiter Resources, a subsidiary of Apollo Global Management, in its $1.87 billion acquisition of Encana Corp.'s Bighorn gas properties.*

Representation of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation in its $1.075 billion disposition of its Chinese subsidiary to a wholly owned subsidiary of Brightoil Petroleum (Holdings) Limited.*

Representation of Santos Limited in the $18.5 billion joint venture with Petronas, TOTAL, and KOGAS, for the development of a two-train greenfield LNG facility in Queensland, Australia, including the negotiation of long-term LNG off-take agreements.*

Representation of a European energy company in its >$2 billion acquisitions of oil and gas properties in the Gulf of Mexico.*

Representation of a large international energy company in its >$2.5 billion divestiture of energy assets located in five West African countries.*

Representation of a large U.S. energy company in connection with the multibillion dollar restructuring of its interests in several countries in the Middle East *

Representation of a large independent oil and gas company in connection with the restructuring of certain South American upstream oil and gas interests.*

Representation of an international energy company in the formation of a consortium with a major European energy company pursuant to which various oil and gas concessions in Asia were exchanged.*

Representation of a Saudi/Chinese joint venture in connection with the proposed development of a $5+ billion petrochemicals project in Trinidad.*

Representation of an Australian energy company in connection with the formation of a joint venture with a large European gas company to develop a floating LNG facility in Western Australia.*

* Matters prior to joining White & Case