Philip Stopford is a senior partner in the Firm's Energy, Infrastructure, Project and Asset Finance Group, and currently serves as Co-Head of the Firm's Global Oil & Gas Industry Group and Executive Partner of the Cairo office.
Acclaimed by respected professional directories as a leading figure in this field, he is a valued counsel to major clients seeking to develop and execute large-scale projects worth up to tens of billions of US dollars. Philip has a particularly strong track record of helping clients to structure multisourced financings involving commercial banks and export credit agencies in developed and emerging markets.
Philip's reputation is based on a track record of more than 30 years, handling high-profile projects and transactions in territories across much of the globe under both English and New York law. Adept at steering clients through the legal intricacies of complex and cross-border undertakings, he offers the benefit of his extensive experience preparing concession agreements, tender documents, construction, finance and security documents, as well as the drafting and negotiation of all other necessary contracts. He developed the structure and financing for the industry-changing and award-winning Qatargas LNG projects.
Committed to helping his clients to achieve their business objectives regardless of scale or complexity, Philip has developed his experience at White & Case while living and working in the USA, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Germany and the UK. He has represented developers, contractors and lenders in a range of intricately structured project financings involving LNG plants, upstream and downstream oil and gas facilities, refineries, mining & metals, motorways and power facilities and under a number of different structures, including BOT, BOO, trustee borrowings and other limited recourse financings.