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Graham J. Richmond

Associate
Baker & McKenzie Services Limited

Biography

Graham Richmond is a Senior Associate in Baker & McKenzie's Global Energy, Mining and Infrastructure Industry Group and Projects Practice Group, based in London.

Graham has more than 10 years' experience working on construction, project development and finance and related commercial arrangements and secondary transactions across the EMEA region and globally.

Practice Focus

Graham specialises in advising on the development of major energy, mining and infrastructure assets, whether on a traditional construction or PPP, BOT or equivalent basis, including advising on the financing of such developments and related commercial arrangements and M&A and joint ventures relating to such assets.

Graham has worked on a large variety of projects and concessions, including up/mid/down-stream oil and gas (including petrochemicals and refining), power generation/IPPs (conventional and renewable), ports and more general construction and infrastructure.

Representative Legal Matters

  • Advising Tailwind Energy in relation to its acquisition of EOG Resources UKCS upstream oil and gas portfolio, including due diligence of upstream assets and offtake arrangements.
  • Advising Bredero Shaw on its joint venture, fabrication and supply arrangements for the supply of coated pipe to the Shah Deniz Stage 2 Project consortium for the offshore development of the gas field in the Azerbaijan Sector of the Caspian Sea.
  • Advising Uniper on all aspects of the greenfield development and financing of a floating LNG combined receiving and re-gasification terminal in Germany.
  • Acting for SOCAR in relation to arrangements for the export of gas to Europe, including the expansion of the SCPx pipeline and gas sales into the EU.
  • Acting for Sonangol in relation to the development of the proposed 200,000 barrels/day Sonaref oil refinery in Lobito, Angola.
  • Advising Ellomay Capital, on the development of the Talasol PV solar project, with a peak capacity of 300 MW in the municipality of Talavan, Caceres, Spain, including the offtake arrangements under a synthetic corporate PPA. 
  • Acting for The Standard Bank of South Africa, as lead arranger, in the project financing and drafting project documentation for the Witkop Solar Park (30 MW) and Soutpan Solar Park (28 MW); the first utility scale solar projects to be implemented in Limpopo Province.
  • Advising the Sponsors and Project Company in relation to their bid for the Dumat Al Jandal Wind IPP (up to 400MW) in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia under the Ministry of Energy, Industry and Mineral Resources procurement process.
  • Advising the project developer in relation to the development and construction of a 44 MW onshore Wind Farm facility in Luderitz, Namibia.
  • Advising Whitehelm Capital and Prime Super, an Australian superannuation fund, in respect of the acquisition of a majority interest in the 30 MW Storrun wind farm in Jämtland, Sweden from DONG Energy.

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Law Society of England and Wales - member
  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators - member
  • International Project Finance Association - member

Admissions

  • England & Wales~United Kingdom (2010)

Education

  • University of Law (LLB Honours degree - Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course) (2008)
  • University of East Anglia (BA Honours degree in History and Politics) (2005)

Languages

  • English
  • "The Rise of Corporate PPAs - A New Driver for Renewables" - Clean Energy Pipeline (2015)
  • "The Future for Clean Energy in Africa" (2013)
  • Contributor of chapter entitled "The Use of the FIDIC Silver Book in the Context of a Project Financing" in Understanding and Negotiating Turnkey Contracts, published by Sweet & Maxwell (2013)
  • Baker & McKenzie publication, "Shale Gas, an International Guide" 1st and 2nd editions