Rob Patterson, an energy lawyer who represents clients in complex transactions across the globe, has joined Haynes and Boone, LLP as a partner in the London office.
An English-qualified lawyer, Rob has substantial experience handling transactions in the oil and gas, power, petrochemicals and LNG sectors. His experience includes upstream oil and gas contracts, mergers and acquisitions, LNG sales, joint ventures, and the development and financing of large-scale energy projects.
He is the third energy partner that Haynes and Boone has hired in London over the past year, along with Myles Mantle and Anna Nerush, who likewise handle a wide range of onshore and offshore corporate matters in energy markets worldwide. The firm has doubled partner headcount since it entered the London market, hiring 10 London partners since 2016.
“We are thrilled to have Rob join our growing energy team in London,” said Haynes and Boone Partner Jeff Nichols, co-chair of the Energy Practice Group. “He perfectly complements Haynes and Boone’s core strength in the energy sector. Our clients will benefit greatly from his experience handling high-stakes oil and gas transactions in the UK, Russia, China, Africa, the Middle East and other jurisdictions.”
Rob previously worked at Vinson & Elkins for about two decades, serving as a partner in the firm’s Energy Transactions & Projects Practice. He served as the co-administrative partner of the firm’s Moscow Office and the managing partner of its Beijing office. Most recently he worked for about five years in Vinson & Elkins’ Dubai office.
“I was attracted to Haynes and Boone because of its energy focus and strong reputation in the oil and gas sector,” he said. “I’m excited about being a part of the firm’s significant growth in London and looking forward to being part of the high-quality team that the office has across energy, corporate, finance and dispute resolution.”
Haynes and Boone’s Energy Practice Group handles transactions, litigation, financings and regulatory advice for a diverse array of clients in the U.K., U.S. and other markets. With offices in many of the major energy capitals of the world, Haynes and Boone knows the markets, the players and the industry. The firm’s clients include independent U.S. oil and gas producers, major international oil companies, global commodity traders and domestic power companies, along with commercial lenders and private equity firms that are leaders in providing capital to the industry.
Haynes and Boone, LLP is an international corporate law firm with offices in Texas, New York, California, Charlotte, Chicago, Denver, Washington, D.C., London, Mexico City and Shanghai, providing a full spectrum of legal services in energy, technology, financial services and private equity. With 575 lawyers, Haynes and Boone is ranked among the largest U.S.-based firms by The National Law Journal, The American Lawyer and The Lawyer. It also ranks among the nation’s most recommended law firms by general counsel, according to BTI Consulting Group’s “Most Recommended Law Firms 2019” report.
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