Hunton & Williams expands Global Energy Practice, adds Partner Andrew Thomas in London

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Hunton & Williams expands Global Energy Practice, adds Partner Andrew Thomas in London

Richmond-based law firm Hunton & Williams announced last week the expansion of its global energy and infrastructure practice with the addition of project finance partner Andrew Thomas in London.

Andrew joins from Fasken Martineau, where he helped develop an energy and natural resources-focused international finance practice. He has advised on projects across Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Europe, and North and South America.

Thomas said:

“I am pleased to join Hunton & Williams, a firm that I have known for twenty years and always respected and whose reputation in energy and project finance is well known. I am looking forward to being able to help the team to continue growing its practice and impressive client base.”

Over the course of his career, Andrew has gained experience in many forms of finance, including project finance, acquisition finance, structured finance, capital markets, distressed debt and other banking matters relating to the development, construction, financing and operation of all types of international businesses; from Star Petroleum’s $2 billion oil refinery in Thailand to GTB Gas TransBolivianos investment in the $2.15 billion Bolivia to Brazil natural gas pipeline.

Ferdinand Calice, London energy partner, said:

“Our energy and infrastructure team is currently very active meeting our clients’ demands in the surging energy and infrastructure sector in Africa and Eastern Europe. With Andrew’s wealth of experience and widespread recognition in this market, he is a perfect fit for the firm and his arrival further enhances our ability to serve our clients on complex cross border financing transactions out of London.”

Bridget Treacy, London office managing partner, said:

“Andrew’s arrival further enhances our ability to offer an increased global dimension and outstanding client service. We see Andrew as a key figure in the growth of our global energy practice area, an industry in which we already have a significant presence. We are delighted to have him join us.”

The Hunton & Williams global energy practice includes more than 100 lawyers, solely dedicated to energy and infrastructure matters across the globe. Current representative transactions include acting for the Croatian state utility Hrvatska Elektroprivreda in connection with the development and construction of a 500 MW coal fired power plant in Plomin and representing the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc in connection with the development of multiple IPP projects in Nigeria.

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