Julie Mayo

Partner
Norton Rose Fulbright US LLP

Houston
United States
T:+1 713 651 5176
Houston
United States
T:+1 713 651 5176
Julie Mayo

Julie Mayo

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Biography

Julie Mayo is a partner in the energy transactions practice group and the leader of the Firm's US oil and gas practice. Her practice is focused on oil, natural gas and electric power projects, with a particular strength in natural gas and LNG. Julie represents clients on all aspects of project development and mergers and acquisitions.  Her project development experience encompasses all aspects of the project: from construction to commercial contracts and consortium structuring to transportation.  She is well-versed in the analysis required to ensure appropriate risk allocations are achieved throughout the value chain and takes a pragmatic approach to problem solving.

 


Professional experience

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JD, The University of Texas School of Law, 2005
MPH, Emory University, 2002
BA, Emory University, 2001

  • New York State Bar
  • Texas State Bar
  • Representation of a US LNG export project company in all aspects of the brownfield development of its 15.6 MTPA LNG export facility in Texas.
  • Representation of an oil and gas major in connection with its equity investment in an LNG-to-power project in Porto do Açu, Brazil.
  • Representation of multiple global trading companies in the formation of joint venture entities for purposes of marketing U.S. LNG and negotiation of commodity agreements in support of the resulting joint ventures' marketing efforts.
  • Representation of an investor-owned utility in connection with the development of a natural gas storage facility, including consortium structuring and negotiation of major project documents.
  • Representation of a global trading company in connection with its equity interest in a South American LNG export project and related gas and LNG purchase and sale agreements.
  • Representation of a private equity-backed developer in connection with intrastate and cross-border natural gas pipeline development projects.
  • Representation of a developer in connection with consortium structuring related to the development of a natural gas pipeline in Texas.
  • Representation of a U.S. natural gas trading company in the negotiation of a 20-year firm 350,000 MMBtu/day gas purchase and sale contract to support U.S. LNG export project capacity obligations.
  • Representation of a U.S. LNG export terminal customer in negotiation of multi-user maritime agreements.
  • Representation of a foreign utility company in the negotiation of power purchase and sale agreements to support liquefaction capacity commitments at a U.S. LNG export terminal.
  • Representation of a global trading company in connection with capacity arrangements for acquisition of U.S. LNG export capacity and associated LNG sale and purchase agreements with multiple global LNG suppliers.
  • Representation of a global trading company in the negotiation of exchange agreements and related LNG sale and purchase agreements related to a U.S. LNG liquefaction project.
  • Representation of a foreign utility company in the negotiation of gas purchase and sale agreements to provide feed gas in support of liquefaction capacity commitments at a U.S. LNG export terminal.
  • Representation of the international investment arm of a large national oil company in the consortium structuring and acquisition of a majority ownership interest in the project company developing a proposed U.S. liquefaction project.
  • Representation of a U.S. development company in the development of several small-scale LNG liquefaction facilities and the corresponding global LNG sale and purchase agreements.
  • Representation of the North American energy marketing and trading arm of a global financial services company in connection with a long-term U.S. liquefaction tolling agreement.
  • Representation of a global trading company in connection with capacity arrangements for a proposed bi-directional LNG liquefaction and regasification terminal.
  • Representation of the leading Middle Eastern LNG exporting national oil company in connection with its acquisition of 70% equity interest in a U.S. Gulf of Mexico LNG receiving terminal and associated natural gas pipeline.
  • Representation of a U.S. LNG receiving terminal in connection with the structuring and negotiation of long-term terminal capacity agreements and associated project documents.
  • Representation of sellers in connection with various LNG sale and purchase agreements, including long-term 7.8 MTA LNG sale and purchase agreement.
  • Representation of the base user of an LNG receiving terminal in the United Kingdom in connection with its long-term terminal services agreements.
  • Representation of several U.S. LNG import terminals in the negotiation of marine services agreements and development of operating manuals.
  • Representation of a U.S. LNG import terminal project company in the purchase, sale and leaseback of purpose-built tugs in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Representation of a small-scale LNG project developer in connection with an application to export natural gas to free trade agreement countries.
  • Representation of an oilfield services company in the drafting of form master services agreements and the negotiation thereof with multiple counterparties.
  • Representation of a major international oil and gas company affiliate in negotiation and drafting of various steam and services agreements and interconnection agreements related to natural gas fired cogeneration project in Texas.
  • Representation of a large U.S. gas company in acquisition of helium rights through a volumetric production payment structured financing.
  • Representation of a foreign purchaser in performing due diligence and negotiating terms of joint venture agreement for the development, construction and financing of a 600 MW natural gas-fired combined cycle power plant in Maryland.
  • Representation of major international oil and gas company affiliate in negotiation and drafting of various steam and services agreements and interconnection agreements related to natural gas fired cogeneration project in Texas.
  • Representation of renewable energy developers with respect to negotiation of multiple power purchase agreements.
  • Representation of multiple renewable power projects in DOE loan guarantee applications under the 2009 American Reinvestment Recovery Act.
  • Representation of large South Texas bank in negotiation of electric services agreements with retail electric provider.
  • Representation of an international energy company in the purchase of an Oklahoma wind energy project.
  • Representation of multiple renewable power projects in DOE loan guarantee applications under the 2009 American Reinvestment Recovery Act.
  • Representation of a buyer of a 37.5 MW biomass power plant in Connecticut.
  • Representation of renewable energy developers with respect to negotiation of multiple power purchase agreements.
  • Representation of an international technology company in the consortium structuring related to the licensing of electrolyte battery technology to a major U.S. chemical company.
  • Representation of an international engineering, procurement and construction company in the acquisition of the U.S. natural gas industry engineering, procurement and construction assets of a Norwegian entity.
  • Recognized Lawyer, Energy and Natural Resources, Expert Guides, 2013 - 2018
  • Recognized Lawyer, Women in Business Law, Expert Guides, 2018
  • LMG Americas Women in Business, Best in energy, natural resources & mining, Euromoney PLC, 2019
  • LMG Rising Star, Energy and Natural Resources, Euromoney PLC, 2016 - 2017
  • Legal 500 USA, recommended lawyer, Energy: transactions - oil and gas, The Legal 500, 2016, 2018 - 2019
  • Leading practitioner, Energy and natural resources, Women in Business Law, Euromoney PLC, 2019
  • Chambers Global, USA: Projects: LNG, Chambers and Partners, 2016-2017
  • Chambers USA, Projects - National, Chambers and Partners,  2011-2013
  • Chambers USA, Projects - LNG - National, Chambers and Partners, 2015-2016
  • Leading Practitioner - Energy and Natural Resources, Women in Business Law, Expert Guides, 2017
  • Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Law - Houston, National Diversity Council, 2017
  • "LNG in the Americas (and beyond)," Moderator, Latin Lawyer 10th Annual Oil & Gas Summit, Buenos Aires, May 14, 2019
  • "LNG to Power -- understanding the opportunity and the challenges," Panelist, Fifth Annual Focus on Emerging Markets Conference, Washington, DC, March 21, 2019
  • "LNG Contracts and Project Structures," Global LNG Outlook, London, March 2013
  • "North American Exports – How Do They Fit into the Global Competitive Picture," Panelist, Platts 13th Annual Liquefied Natural Gas - Worldwide Supply, Demand, Shipping, and Price Outlook; Potential for North American Export, Houston, TX, February 12 & 13, 2013
  • Leaders Circle, Center for Women in Law
  • State Bar of Texas - Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Section
  • American Bar Association - Natural Resources, Energy and Environment Section
  • Houston Bar Association - Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Section
  • Energy Bar Association - International Energy Law Transactions Committee & Young Lawyers Committee
  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators 
  • Houston Young Lawyer's Foundation, Life Fellow
  • Texas Bar Foundation, Life Fellow
  • Comp-U-Dopt, Director (2013 – 2016)