Thomas is an energy and projects lawyer based in London. He has experience of a range of energy and infrastructure work, focussing on the power, water and oil & gas sectors.
Thomas advises governments, sponsors, international oil & gas companies, developers and lenders on major energy transactions. His practice spans the commercial contract and construction aspects of these projects through the negotiation, development and operational phases. He has helped deliver projects around the world, including in Africa, the Middle East, Europe and the USA.
Thomas has particular experience of drafting and negotiating key project contracts (including EPC and O&M contracts, PPAs and gas sale/supply arrangements) and joint venture agreements, as well as projects structures, tendering procedures and the impact of law and regulation on projects.
Thomas has spent time in our Dubai office and on secondment at ExxonMobil Corporation’s UK head office, where he advised on a range of upstream, midstream and downstream transactions, as well as decommissioning issues.
- BPP Law School - Legal Practice Course (Distinction) and Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction) - 2009-2011
- University of St Andrews - MA (Hons, 1st) French and Italian - 2003-2008
- Hitachi Nuclear Energy Europe Limited - on the Wylfa Newydd new build nuclear power station in the UK, including in respect of FEED and EPC contracts and on the formation of an unincorporated EPC contractor joint venture with Bechtel and JGC.
- The Water Services Regulation Authority (Ofwat) - on the procurement and development of the £4bn Thames Tideway Tunnel sewer improvement project, a large diameter 25km sewer tunnel running beneath the River Thames in the centre of London.
- Anadarko Petroleum Corporation - on the supply of associated and non-associated gas from the TEN and Jubilee fields offshore Ghana to GNPC, and on the related inter-partner joint venture arrangements.
- Phoenix Power Company SAOG - (a Marubeni-led project company) on the post-signing implementation of the suite of project contracts (including the EPC contract and PPA) in the development of the 2000MW gas-fired IPP at Sur in Oman, including negotiating and agreeing technical protocols and defending the project company from contractual claims.
- Major NOC - in relation to certain corporate structuring issues relating to the distribution and sale of upstream production by-products and petrochemicals.
- Sibanye Gold Limited - on the procurement and development of a 50MW captive solar PV plant in South Africa, including drafting and negotiation of the power purchase agreement for the project.
- Ras Girtas Power Company - (a project company owned by QP, QEWC, Engie and other international developers) in relation to on-going post-completion matters relating to the 2730MW/63MIGD Ras Laffan C IWPP in Qatar.
- Al Mourjan - (an ACWA Power owned project company) on the development of a 2050MW gas and oil-fuelled power plant in Saudi Arabia and on a number of issues arising under its power purchase agreement and EPC contract during construction, including potential disputes in relation to fuel supply and quality and performance guarantees
- Middle Eastern petrochemical producer - on a potential U.S joint venture to develop and finance a circa 1.5MTPA petrochemical plant in Texas.
- Deutsche Bank - on the EPC and O&M arrangements relating to its project financing for Glennmont Partners’ £160m acquisition and further construction of a 40MW biomass plant in South Wales.
- Solicitor, qualified in England & Wales
Memberships and activities
- Member of the International Nuclear Lawyers Association