NICK WITNEY

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

London, UK

Following a 25 year career including senior commercial roles in international E&P companies, Nick has built a varied practice advising a world-wide client base on sale and purchase agreements, upstream asset management, M&A, strategy, disputes resolution and arbitration.

During his career, Nick has participated in the birth of the gas fired power sector, the liberalisation of European and Australian gas markets, the first gas storage project in the UK in two decades, pre-salt oil and gas developments, ground-breaking unconventional gas to LNG development, building efficient, growth focussed private and listed E&P businesses as well as becoming an expert witness in a wide range of oil and gas disputes.

Previous employers include; Santos, BG Group, Star Energy plc, BHP Billiton plc  and Centrica plc (formerly British Gas plc).

Recent Assignments

  • Leading commercialisation of multi tcf gas resource for emerging European E&P business (Eastern Mediterranean).

  • Retained as Expert in major litigation involving oil field development and insurance claim (North Sea).

  • In-sourced commercial manager for large private E&P player, advising on Joint Venture agreements and gas and LNG sales and purchase (West Africa).

  • Advising major integrated mining business significant transaction involving gas sales and commercialisation of resource position (Australia).

  • Farming out or selling a large portfolio of exploration assets acquired by mid-cap E&P player in corporate acquisition. Achieved market leading carries, far exceeding client’s expectations for avoided costs (North Sea).

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