Saul Daniel

Partner, Singapore


“Brilliant negotiator”, “extraordinarily capable” and “thoroughly knowledgeable and practical” Saul Daniel is recommended for project development by The Legal 500 UK 2014-2018.


Saul Daniel's practice involves the representation of clients in a wide range of complex transactions across the energy industry including project development, joint ventures and project finance.

He has extensive experience in the upstream, downstream and LNG sectors in particular. Saul has worked on major energy transactions throughout the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

Saul has worked in the Houston, London, Abu Dhabi and Johannesburg offices of White & Case.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Legal Practice Course
College of Law
Postgraduate Diploma in Law
BPP Law School
BA (Hons)
University of Nottingham


Advising Saudi Aramco on the proposed $10 billion development and financing of the Liaoning Refining and Petrochemical Complex in China.

Advising The Bank of Nova Scotia, National Bank Financial Markets, Royal Bank of Canada, National Bank of Kuwait S.A.K.P. and Export Development Canada as mandated lead arrangers in a US$1.7 billion amortizing senior secured term facility and a US$150 million senior secured revolving facility to finance the development and construction by Canada Kuwait Petrochemical Ltd. Partnership of a new integrated petrochemicals facility and associated infrastructure and utilities to be located in Sturgeon County in the Province of Alberta, Canada.

Advising the project company established by United Chemicals Company and Borealis Chemicals on the proposed development and financing of an $8 billion petrochemicals facility in Kazakhstan.

Advising Noble Energy on its LNG sale and purchase arrangements from the Alen Gas Project in Equatorial Guinea.

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.

Advising Pan American Energy on the first ever combined transfer of a Mexican oil block approved by CNH and the transfer of an interest in an Exploration and Extraction Contract.

Advising Saudi Aramco on its supply and offtake arrangements in connection with its investment in Hyundai Heavy Industries refinery in Korea.

Advising Saudi Aramco on its proposed joint venture with Pertamina and $6 billion investment in the Cilacap refinery and petrochemical facility in Indonesia.

Advising the lenders in connection with the financing of a $3.6 billion GTL plant in Uzbekistan.

Advising the lenders in connection with the $1 billion financing of a PTA plant in Oman.

Advising Kazakhstan Petrochemical Industries in connection with the $2 billion development and financing for a PDH/polypropylene project in Kazakhstan.

Advising Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) and Total E&P Nigeria Limited (TEPNG) as sponsors, on a US$1 billion financing for development activities in 30 oil fields across 12 OMLs under the NNPC's oil debt programme.

Advising a group of international and Nigerian banks on a US$780million financing denominated in both US dollars and naira for the joint venture between the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and Chevron Nigeria Limited, under NNPC's oil debt programme.

Advising Saudi Aramco in connection with all aspects of its joint venture with a speciality chemicals company relating to the development and financing of a hydrogen peroxide plant in Saudi Arabia.

Advising Saudi Aramco in connection with the $20 billion Sadara petrochemical project, a joint venture with The Dow Chemical Company in Saudi Arabia.

Advising North American Polypropylene and Goradia Capital on the development and financing of a US$1 billion polypropylene facility in North America.