Saul Daniel

Partner, Singapore


“Brings a wealth of experience from working on cutting edge energy and petrochemical deals in key markets, including Houston, London and Dubai.”

“He is the first lawyer I call when staffing an important transaction.”
The Legal 500, 2022 (Singapore: Projects)


Saul Daniel is Co-Head of the Asia-Pacific Energy Group of White & Case. His 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 and Abu Dhabi 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


His experience includes representation of:

Saudi Aramco in connection with its US$3.6 billion acquisition from Zhejiang Rongsheng Holding Group Co., Ltd. of an approximately 10% interest in Shenzhen-listed Rongsheng Petrochemical Co. Ltd. (Rongsheng).

Saudi Aramco on the development and financing of a US$12.1 billion greenfield refinery and petrochemicals complex in Panjin City, Liaoning Province in northeast China.

An international trader on proposed offtake arrangements with a refinery and petrochemical complex in India.

The sponsor in connection with its proposed development and financing of a gas-to-chemical complex, based on methanol-to-olefins (MTO) technology, in Uzbekistan.

A US developer on the proposed development and financing of an LNG-to-Power Project in Indonesia.

An confidential investor in connection with its potential investment in an LNG-to-Power project in Vietnam.

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

An international trading company on its standard form LNG master sales agreements.

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

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.

Orca Exploration in connection with all its upstream and midstream arrangements relating to the Songo Songo gas field in Tanzania including the production sharing agreement with the Ministry of Oil and Gas, gas processing, transportation and sales, drilling obligations and rig contracts.

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.

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

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

The lenders in connection with the financing and the proposed restructuring of a US$3.6 billion gas-to-liquids (GTL) project in Uzbekistan.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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


"Brave New World: Emerging Trends in Vietnam's LNG-to-power sector", Natural Gas World, 12 January 2022

"Mind the Gap: Decommissioning Challenges in Asia", Platform Magazine, 28 April 2021

"A bright future for petrochemical projects in Asia", EOG Asia, 21 April 2021

"Asia-Pacific oil & gas infrastructure: New opportunities for the nontraditional investor", 20 March 2021

"What's next for Vietnam LNG", Project Finance International, 18 December 2020

"Asian oil and gas M&A hits record high amid uncertainty", 16 December 2020

"Can foreign investment in Indonesia's upstream oil and gas sector live up to expectations?", The Business Times, 19 October 2020

"Navigating the pitfalls in project-on-project structures", 27 March 2018

Awards and Recognition

Leading Individual, Singapore: Projects, The Legal 500, 2023

"Saul Daniel is a long term partner at White & Case that has industry connections globally. Therefore, not only is he incredibly knowledgeable on a vast array of topics and can provide leadership and guidance throughout a negotiation, but he is also well connected to a network of team members to facilitate in complex issues."
The Legal 500, 2022 (Singapore: Energy)