James English is a senior counsel, specializing in oil & gas industry commercial transactions, infrastructure projects, and acquisitions. His practice focuses on: international and U.S. upstream oil & gas transactions; international and U.S. natural gas/LNG infrastructure projects & marketing; U.S. Midstream Projects and commercial agreements; and Mediation and regulatory advocacy in the oil & gas industry.
Before joining Clark Hill Strasburger, James worked at Anadarko Petroleum Corporation. His responsibilities included deepwater transactions and new ventures in Asia Pacific, Africa, Australasia, Canada, and the Caribbean. While at Anadarko, James also worked extensively with natural gas commercialization and marketing project in West Africa, East Africa, Central Asia, Trinidad, Australia, and New Zealand. James served on the board of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators both an officer and a director and is currently a co-chair for the LNG SPA (long term) model contract drafting committee.
In the U.S., James focuses his practice in the Rockies and the Mid-Continent. As a former law clerk of the Colorado Oil & Gas Conservation Commission and title attorney, James is well equipped to manage transactions with large land positions and complicate regulatory implications. His depth of knowledge of midstream and marketing transactions also makes James well suited to handle transactions with assets across the entire value chain.
Patricia Tiller is an experienced projects lawyer advising clients on the full life cycle of energy and infrastructure projects, from acquisition and financing to project development.
Patricia advises on both the commercial aspects of a project (including mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures) and transactional contracts (including concessions, production sharing agreements, joint operating agreements, gas sale and purchase agreements, gas transportation agreements and EPC contracts).
She advises sponsors, developers, government authorities and contractors on innovative and complex energy projects. Patricia has advised on several “first-of-a-kind projects” and has considerable experience leading negotiations and drafting agreements in energy rich countries of the Middle East, Africa and Asia.
In recent years, Patricia’s practice has focused on helping client’s make strategic decisions when structuring and negotiating LNG projects. She has advised on LNG export and import projects (onshore and offshore) on six continents. Patricia’s experience covers the full LNG value chain, including LNG SPAs and MSAs, LNG tolling agreements and charter party agreements for floating storage and regasification units (FSRUs).
Patricia is English law qualified.
Ryan Pereira is Global Director in the global gas & LNG group at GaffneyCline. Based in London, Ryan has extensive international experience and cultural awareness having completed assignments across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and the Caribbean across the downstream, chemicals, midstream and LNG, and upstream sectors. He holds a degree in economics and qualifications in management accounting, corporate finance and treasury, and project management.
Ryan has over 17 years of experience in the energy sector, from industry and advisory roles with majors (ExxonMobil) and operators (Centrica Energy), as well as working with joint venture parties and national oil and gas companies.
Since joining GaffneyCline in 2014, Ryan has led projects covering LNG import and exports, gas to power, M&A, gas disputes and arbitrations, gas market and utilisation studies, gas and power energy market reform, delivery of LNG training and has authored several articles and book chapters for external publications covering global gas markets. Ryan created and stewards GaffneyCline’s Global LNG Supply and Demand model, and has been involved in all of GaffneyCline’s LNG export and import/FSRU and gas to power projects since 2014. In addition, he is a co-chair of the AIPN LNG SPA Committee.
Ryan has closely followed the recent rise in dialogue surrounding the energy transition challenge, and the role that the gas and oil industry have to play to support and supplement the rise of renewables and the race to decarbonisation of global energy systems.