Neil Donoghue

Neil M. Donoghue

Baker & McKenzie LLP


Neil Donoghue is a partner in the Firms’ Energy Mining and Infrastructure Practice with over 30 years of experience throughout Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia.

Neil is Head of Baker McKenzie’s Global Nuclear Energy Practice.

Practice Focus

Neil's practice is focused on project development and M&A transactions in the energy, petrochemical and infrastructure sectors. Neil has over 20 years of experience on such projects throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and over 10 years of experience on similar project in Asia before that. His clients include a number of global power companies, and international and national oil companies. He has particular expertise in the nuclear sector.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Acting for Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) on the USD 30 billion development and financing of a 5,600 MW nuclear power plant in United Arab Emirates.
  • Acting for PetroChina in relation to the 3900km West-East Gas Pipeline linking the Tarim Basin to Shanghai.
  • Acting for Qatar Petroleum in relation to development of an LNG receiving terminal and an associated pipeline connection to the existing US pipeline infrastructure and negotiating capacity rights at the Golden Pass LNG import and regasification terminal to be constructed near Sabine Pass, Texas.
  • Acting for Westinghouse, the global leader in nuclear technology, fuel and services in relation to their sale to Brookfield Business Partners and their emergence from Chapter 11.
  • Acting for Hitachi on the USD 11 billion acquisition of ABB’s power networks business.
  • Acting for Sonangol in relation to the USD10 billion development of a 200,000 barrels per stream day refinery located on a greenfield site north of Lobito, Angola.
  • Advising Kansai Electric in relation to the development of the NeuConnect electrical interconnector between Germany and the UK.
  • Acting for Uniper on the Wilhelmshaven LNG import project including in relation to the terminal use agreements, the inter-capacity user agreement and the FSRU time charter party.
  • Acting for LGI on the development of the Sohar Polypropylene plant in Oman.
  • Acting for HongKong International Terminals on the development of Terminals 7, 8 and 9 at Hong Kong's privatised container port and the further development of their existing facilities from 1988 onwards.


  • Hong Kong (1989)
  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (1984)


  • College of Law at Guildford (S.F.E.) (1982)
  • University College, London (LL.B.) (1981)


  • English

Previous Offices

  • Hong Kong
  • "LNG markets - The Only Constant is Change," The LNG Review 2009, Petroleum Economist
  • "Changing Terms," Encyclopaedia of LNG 2005, Petroleum Economist
  • Euromoney's "Guide to Financing Power Projects"