Tom Bartlett

Partner, London

Biography

“Helps bridge the gap between two sides’ diverging desires and interests by being calm and practical.” “Incredibly effective, very responsive and very pragmatic.”
Chambers Global 2017 / Chambers UK 2018

Overview

Tom is a finance lawyer who focuses on project finance, reserve-based lending, Islamic finance, commodity-based financings, export finance and other structured finance transactions.

He has particular experience in large complex multi-sourced project financings in Europe, the Middle East and Africa involving project bondholders, Islamic banks, commercial banks, export credit agencies and development financial institutions. Tom's focus is on oil & gas financings across the value-chain.

Bars and Courts
Supreme Court of England and Wales
Education
LPC
Guildford College of Law
CPE
Guildford College of Law
BA
Leeds University
Languages
English

Experience

Saudi Aramco US$2bn UKEF Facilities
Representation of Saudi Aramco on its US$2 billion UKEF guaranteed corporate facility.

Chrysaor RBL
Representation of Harbour Energy and Chrysaor on the up to US$1.5 billion senior secured reserved based lending, together with a US$400 million junior facility, for the purpose of acquiring certain North Sea assets from Shell. The transaction is the 5th largest UK North Sea acquisition ever and the 2nd largest in the last 10 years, the largest private equity investment for a UK North Sea acquisition and the largest RBL for a UK North Sea acquisition.

YASREF Corporate Facilities
Representation of Yanbu Aramco Sinopec Refining Company (YASREF) Limited and its shareholders, Saudi Aramco and Sinopec on its US$4.7 billion syndicated loan facilities.

Saudi Aramco US$10 billion Revolving Credit Facilities
Representation of Saudi Aramco on its landmark US$10 billion revolving credit facilities which are divided into two US dollar conventional tranches (in an aggregate value of US$7 billion) and two Saudi Riyal murabaha tranches (in an aggregate value of US$3 billion).

KSA US$10 billion Sovereign Loan
Representation of the commercial banks in connection with the US$10 billion sovereign facility for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Sadara Chemical Complex
Representation of Saudi Aramco on the US$12.5 billion project financing of the world-scale integrated Sadara chemical complex in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia.

Energean RBL
Representation of Energean Oil & Gas S.A. in connection with the US$95 million reserves-based lending facilities from EBRD for the purposes of financing its offshore Greece assets.

PICO RBL
Representation of the arranging banks (including IFC and EBRD) on the US$250 million reserve based lending facility for the PICO group in respect of offshore oil fields, Egypt.

Petroceltic RBL
Representation of the arranging banks on the debt restructuring of a reserve based lending facility for Petroceltic and its assets in Algeria, Bulgaria and Egypt.

Petrobras Oil & Gas B.V., RBL
Representation of the mandated lead arrangers in respect of the up to US$1.5 billion reserve based lending financing for Petrobras Oil & Gas B.V. of oil and gas assets in offshore Nigeria.

Core Energy RBL
Representation of the mandated lead arrangers in respect of a reserves-based finance facility provided to Core Energy AS, a Norwegian oil & gas company.

Nord Stream Gas Pipeline Project
Representation of Nord Stream AG in connection with Phase 1 of the €9bn Nord Stream gas pipeline project connecting the Russian and European gas grids which raised €6.5bn of debt in the international project finance market.

Awards and Recognition

Ranked Individual in Chambers UK 2018 (Projects), Legal 500 (Trade Finance and Islamic Finance) and Who's Who Legal (Project Finance and Islamic Finance)