Luke C. McCosker has joined Squire Patton Boggs as a foreign legal consultant in the Energy & Natural Resources Practice. He arrives in London and will transition his practice to the firm’s Houston office in February. Most recently, Mr. McCosker served as in-house counsel for projects and procurement at BNP Paribas Corporate and Investment Bank.
An experienced projects lawyer, Mr. McCosker specializes in engineering, procurement and construction law. Throughout his career, he has worked on numerous diverse and highly visible world-class projects, including: advising sponsors, developers and funders on a range of international EPC energy and infrastructure projects throughout Europe, Russia, the Middle East and Asia; acting as lead in-house counsel for the Olympic Delivery Authority on core aspects of the £9 billion (US$13.3 billion) program for the construction of venues and infrastructure for the London 2012 Olympic Games; and acting as the principal in-house construction counsel for Phases 1 and 2 of the £8 billion (US$11.8 billion) Battersea Power Station redevelopment project.
Holding dual citizenships in Australia and in the UK, Mr. McCosker received his Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws at the University of Queensland, Australia. He achieved his Master of Laws in Energy and Natural Resources Law at the Queensland University of Technology, Australia.
Lisa G. Henneberry, global leader of the Squire Patton Boggs Energy & Natural Resources Practice, stated:
“This firm has long been recognized for its innovative approach to the energy industry. Luke’s extensive capabilities in energy-related EPC projects, LNG facility development and onshore/offshore wind farm construction strongly complements the work our team is handling in key markets across the Americas, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa.”
Steven B. Harris, managing partner of the Squire Patton Boggs Houston office, commented:
“Possessing both in-house and private law firm experience, Luke brings a unique perspective that will enable clients to maximize their opportunities. Luke’s arrival plays a vital role in the firm’s commitment to expanding our energy, public-private partnership (P3) and construction capabilities in Texas, the Southwest and across the global platform.”
Philippa Chadwick, head of the Squire Patton Boggs Global Infrastructure Group, added:
“Luke gives a significant boost to the development of our international projects and PPP capacity, with greater depth in the Americas and the UK, but also particularly in the Middle East and Australia. Luke’s skill set of managing international procurement and construction projects and his cross-border contacts will be a strong addition.”
Mr. McCosker said:
“With involvement in major transactions and development projects worldwide, I look forward to joining such a reputable and experienced team and working to strengthen and expand the services we offer to clients.”
Mr. McCosker is the latest energy and natural resources specialist to join the firm. In the past 12 months, Georgy Borisov, Adam Hastings, Matthew Mulqueen, Karim Maalioun, James Duckworth and Alain Farhad have strengthened the Squire Patton Boggs global team.