Stephan Guderian

Associate, Abu Dhabi

Biography

Overview

Stephan is an associate in our Project Development and Finance group, based in the UAE. Stephan’s experience spans a number of different sectors, including oil & gas, energy and resources.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Education
Legal Practice Course
BPP Law School

Master of Law and Business, Bucerius Law School and WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management

Bachelor of Politics and Law
University of Kent
Languages
German
English
Norwegian

Experience

  • Representation of a national oil company on a greenfield petrochemicals plant in the UAE. 
  • Representation of a petrochemicals company in relation to the establishment of a JV alongside a publicly listed company with respect to certain petrochemicals business in the US. 
  • Representation of a national oil company on the sale of an interest in its downstream subsidiary and the carve-out of the relevant assets from the integrated company in the UAE. 
  • Representation of Siccar Point Energy Limited in relation to its acquisition of OMV (UK) Limited and its portfolio assets in the UK North Sea. 
  • Representation of an international oil company in relation to the acquisition of a portfolio of assets in Libya. 
  • Representation of an international oil company in relation to a sale and purchase of paraxylene agreement.
  • Representation of an international oil company on acquiring upstream interests in the UAE. 
  • Representation of KEXIM, SMBC and Mizuho Development and financing by KEPCO for the 89.1 MW Fujeij wind IPP in Jordan.
  • Representation of the Government of Kuwait on the PPP project for the construction and operation of Kabd Municipal Solid Waste Treatment Facility in Kuwait. 
  • Representation of an international oil company in relation to a dispute over a Joint Operating Agreement.  An IOC in respect of contractor claims arising out of an EPC contract. 
  • Representation of TOTAL in its successful defence of a multi-billion US$ ICC arbitration concerning its acquisition of an interest in a Papa New Guinean gas field and the operation of pre-emption rights. 
  • Representation of Petrobras in its successful defence of an arbitration relating to an equity redetermination of the tract participation in a Nigerian oil field. 
  • Representation of Rockover in regards to its royalty rights under a series of agreements relating to oil exploration and production in Gabon.

* This includes experience gained prior to joining White & Case.