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Tom Swarbrick is a construction lawyer with a focus on the energy sector. He has represented governments, developers, funders and contractors in relation to major projects in the oil and gas and power sectors. Tom has particular experience of projects in Africa and the Middle East.

Experience

Recent Notable Matters

Fotowatio Renewable Ventures — EPC and O&M contract for a 50 MW solar PV project (on a wheeling basis) with the Water Authority of Jordan

Consortium led by KEPCO — bid for a 100 MW solar PV facility, part of Renewable Energy Round 3 in Jordan

Consortium comprising Fotowatio Renewable Ventures and Arabia Trading & Consulting Co. — EPC and O&M contracts for the project development and financing of a 50 MW solar PV project, part of Renewable Energy Round 2 in Jordan

Alcazar Energy Partners — EPC and O&M contracts for the development and project financing of the 45 MW Al Shobak wind farm project, part of Renewable Energy Round 2 in Jordan ("Infrastructure and Energy Projects Team of the Year 2018" at the Legal Week Middle East Legal Awards)

Alcazar Energy Partners — EPC and O&M contracts for the development and project financing of the 82 MW Al Rajef wind farm project, part of Renewable Energy Round 1 in Jordan ("Infrastructure and Energy Projects Team of the Year 2017" at the Legal Week Middle East Legal Awards)

Alcazar Energy Partners — EPC and O&M contracts for the development and project financing of four 50 MW solar projects (AEES1, Delta, Horus and Aten), part of Renewable Energy Round 2 in Egypt  ("2017 Global MLA Deal of the Year" at the Project Finance International Awards)

Lenders to a consortium led by Engie — bid for the 300 MW Sakaka solar PV facility in Saudi Arabia

Eni México S. de R.L. de C.V. — construction and services contracts (auxiliary drilling services; drilling rig; fuel supply; helicopter services; line pipe supply; oil spill response; onshore receiving facility; transport and installation; vessels) in relation to the development of the Amoca field, offshore Mexico

Ophir Energy plc — upstream and midstream EPC and O&M contracts and implementation of project mutual hold harmless arrangements in relation to $2 billion floating LNG project, offshore Equatorial Guinea

Premier Oil Exploration and Production Limited — construction elements of the proposed project financing of the Sea Lion offshore oil field development in the North Falkland basin

Alpha Petroleum Resources Limited — EPCI contract and drilling services contract as part of the development of the Cheviot field in the North Sea, U.K.

Hillwood International Energy — EPC contract and other construction and services contracts for an onshore oil development in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

EOG Resources, Inc. — various contract packages, including transportation and installation and fabrication and installation contracts, for EOG's offshore developments in Trinidad and Tobago

Helium One Limited — drilling contract in relation to a globally significant discovery of helium in Tanzania

Publications and Speeches

“Programmes for Africa and the Middle East,” Energy World, September 2015.

Credentials

Education

Nottingham Law School,
L.P.C.
2005
Nottingham Law School,
G.D.L.
2004
The University of Manchester,
B.A.
2002

Bar Admissions

Qualified as a Solicitor in England and Wales, 2008

News

Insights

Insights

Construction Contracts and Tax: A Splitting Headache?

January 16, 2018

It has become common practice in many jurisdictions for parties to split construction contracts with an international element. The split structure is intended to provide a reduced tax exposure for the contractor and a resulting pricing benefit for the employer. The archetypal contract split will see a single, turnkey contract split int...

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