Jason J. Bennett

Jason Bennett is a partner and the Deputy Department Head of the Global Projects Group at Baker Botts, who concentrates on oil, gas, LNG, and liquids projects, and transactions, acquisitions, ventures and investments.in the energy industry. Mr. Bennett’s extensive current experience with LNG projects includes assisting clients with the structuring, development, construction and launch of greenfield liquefaction projects and related upstream developments, regasification facility projects, LNG shipping matters and the development of LNG trading platforms and investments. He also assists clients with development and structuring of upstream and midstream investments, joint ventures, and acquisitions of interests in LNG, oil and natural gas, pipeline and non-conventional energy projects.

Mr. Bennett has broad experience with U.S. sanctions and compliance regimes related to international trade and investment (including the FCPA, OFAC and CFIUS) and with multinational and bilateral treaties and regimes.

Proficient in Russian, Mr. Bennett has advised clients regarding investments in the U.S. and has been involved with projects in Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Ukraine and other former Soviet states and in countries throughout East Asia, the Middle East, South America and Africa.

In March 2001, Mr. Bennett was seconded to the law firm of Afridi & Angell in Dubai, U.A.E., for 18 months pursuant to a strategic alliance between the firms. During that time he provided legal counsel on transactions throughout the Gulf.

Mr. Bennett served as an adjunct instructor for the Legal Environment of Business at the University of Sharjah Business School in Sharjah, U.A.E., in 2001 and 2002.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Oil and Gas, 2) LNG Projects, 3) Project Development, 4) Joint Ventures, 5) International Trade, 6) Mergers and Acquisitions, 7) Cross-Border Transactions, 8) Project Finance and 9) Global Projects Practice
Law School Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1999
Admitted Year 1997
Education The University of Texas, B.A.,1993
Bar Member / Association Texas State Bar Associations, New York State Bar Associations
Most recent firm Baker Botts LLP
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