Houston, Texas 30309
is a partner in the Global Transactions Practice Group and practices in the firm's Singapore office. His practice centers on energy-related infrastructure development and finance, commodities marketing and trading, and transportation projects and transactions, including oil & gas, LNG, CNG, petrochemicals, power, water, renewable energy, and shipping projects, where he represents sponsors, lenders, suppliers, transporters, processors, operators and marketers in all aspects of the international energy value chain.
Mr. Rogers has written numerous articles and spoken at several conferences on legal and commercial issues affecting the natural gas, LNG and biofuels industries. Since 2005 he has been ranked as one of the leading projects, transportation and energy attorneys in the Chambers Global and Chambers USA guides, and has been included in the International Who's Who of International Project Finance Lawyers since 2010 and the International Who's Who of International Oil & Gas Lawyers since 2004.
Activities and Affiliations
Member: American Bar Association, State Bar of Texas, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, Southeast Asia Petroleum Exploration Society and Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation.
Conference Speaker / Moderator
Mr. Rogers has spoken and moderated at several recent legal and energy industry conferences on energy, natural gas, LNG and project financing issues, including the following: “The Evolution of Supply Dynamics in Asia”, Session Chairperson, World LNG Series - Asia Pacific LNG Summit, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore, September 20-22, 2010; “Frontiers in Multi-User Terminalling Agreements”, World LNG Series - Asia Pacific LNG Summit, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore, September 20-22, 2010; “The Evolution Toward Multi-User Liquefaction & Export Facilities: Structures and Issues”, Zeus Development Corporation Workshop, Houston, Texas, June 3, 2010; “Using INCOTERMS in LNG and Liquid Products Contracts”, K&S Global Transactions Practice Group Training, Houston, Texas, May 19, 2010; Gas Arabia 2009 Conference, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 10-12, 2009 (LNG session chair and roundtable participant); Euromoney Structured & Trade Finance in the Americas, Miami Florida, March 12-13, 2009 (renewable energy project financing - agency lender session panel chair); K&S Climate Change Event, Federal Reserve Bank Building, Houston, Texas, June 1, 2009 (energy panel moderator); K&S Climate Change Event, K&S Offices, Atlanta, Georgia, June 8, 2009 (energy panel moderator); “Multi-User LNG Terminals: Evolving Business and Contractual Approaches”, Next Generation LNG: Asia Pacific 2009 Conference, Pan Pacific Hotel, Singapore, June 29, 2009 (co-presented workshop with Philip Weems, Rick Bergsieker and Wayne Perry); “Financing Strategies and Alternatives for Nuclear Power Facilities,” ACI Nuclear Energy Conference - Naples, Florida, December 8-10, 2008 (presenter); “Lender’s Perspectives on the Market for Debt Financing,” Infocast Gas Storage Finance and Investment Summit, Houston, Texas, November 12-14, 2008 (panel moderator); “LNG and Natural Gas Contracts,” Two Day Course, a segment of the International Oil & Gas Law, Contracts and Negotiations Short Course: Part 2, Midstream Issues and Agreements, Houston, October 1-2, 2008 (co-presented with Philip Weems); “Key Issues To Consider in Connection With LNG Shipping Contracts,” 5th Annual Law of LNG Conference, Houston, Texas, September 4-5, 2008 (co-presenter); “Friction Points in LNG Commodity Trading: Transaction Contract Mismatches,” Presentation to Constellation Commodities Group, Houston, Texas, August 5, 2008; CWC World LNG Conference, San Antonio, Texas, April 21-23, 2008 (roundtable discussion moderator); “LNG Terminal Development Challenges, ”AIPN Spring Conference, Hyatt Lost Pines Resort, Bastrop, Texas, April 23-25, 2008 (LNG panel moderator); “Global LNG Outlook and Impacts on the US Gas Market,” Gas Processor’s Association Annual Conference, Dallas, Texas, March 4, 2008 (presenter); AIG Multinational Risk Conference, Ritz-Carlton Buckhead, Atlanta, Georgia, February 13, 2008 (panelist); Gas Processor’s Association Annual Conference, Dallas, Texas, March 4, 2008 (presenter); AIPN Spring Conference, Hyatt Lost Pines Resort, Bastrop, Texas, April 23-25, 2008 (panel moderator); GIIGNL Winter Meeting, Houston, Texas, February 28 - March 1, 2007 (presenter); LNG San Antonio 2007, March 7-9, 2007 (presenter); International Energy Law, Contracts and Negotiations (RMMLF, AIPN and The Center for American and International Law), Houston, Texas, October 1-5, 2007 (co-presenter); Infocast Gas Storage Finance and Investment Summit, Houston, Texas, October 22-24, 2007 (panel moderator); “GASTECH 2005,” Bilbao, Spain, March 2005 (presenter); “3rd Annual Advances in Liquefied Natural Gas,” Center for Business Intelligence, Houston, Texas, April 26-27, 2004 (presenter); “Offshore LNG & CNG Terminals and Non-Interruptible Gas Supply,” Zeus Development Corporation, Houston, Texas, January 29, 2004 (presenter); “Energy Policy and International Conflict,” NCAC Conference, Washington, D.C., May 5, 2003 (presenter); and “53rd Annual Institute on Oil and Gas Law,” The Institute for Energy Law of the Center for American and International Law, Houston, Texas, February 2002 (presenter).
Author: “Anatomy of an LNG Terminal Project Financing,” Pipeline & Gas Journal, July 2008; “Atlantic Basin LNG Market Prospects Appear Bright,” Oil & Gas Journal, March 2007 (co-authored with Philip Weems); “Opportunities in Libya in Both Electricity and Natural Gas,” Natural Gas & Electricity Journal, August 2004; “Libya: Swings & Roundabouts,” Petroleum Economist, July 2004 (co-authored with Nabil Khodadad and Shane Debeer); “An LNG Primer: Project Structures and Related Financing Issues,” Infrastructure Journal, January 2004 (co-authored with David K. Schumacher); “Developing a Financeable LNG Import Project,” LNG Journal, January/February 2004 (Part 3), July/August 2003 (Part 2), January/February 2003 (Part 1).
|Areas of Practice||1) Project & Equipment Finance , 2) Climate Change , 3) Energy Maritime , 4) Oil & Gas , 5) Energy & Natural Resources , 6) LNG and 7) Energy Project Development|
|Law School||J.D., Southern Methodist University|
|Education||B.S., University of California-Irvine|
|Bar Member / Association||State bar of Texas|
|Most recent firm||King & Spalding LLP|
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