Clive Ransome is a partner in our Global Project Finance Group. He has also worked extensively in the Far East, having been based in Hong Kong for six years.
Primary Focus & Experience
Clive focuses on energy financing, projects, project finance, export credit and banking law and has extensive experience of major power and oil & gas financings.
Clive has also advised key ECAs (and borrowers) including JBIC, K-sure/K-Exim, SACE, and Euler Hermes, Coface, CESCE and EKF and key multilaterals including EBRD, IFC, EIB and MIGA on major international cross-border financings.
Recent relevant roles include advising:
- The sponsors, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd, ITOCHU and GDF Suez on the negotiation, development and financing of the Sinop Nuclear Power Project in Turkey;
- The lenders and EIB on the restructuring of the Damietta LNG project in Egypt;
- JBIC, PIF and the lenders on Phase II of Sumitomo Corporation’s US$5 billion expansion project for the PetroRabigh Refinery in Saudi Arabia;
- The lenders on the US$19 billion Sadara Petrochemicals Project in Saudi Arabia.
Recognition & Accomplishments
Clive has long been recognised as a top-ranked/leading project finance and energy expert by industry journals, including the International Who’s Who of Project Finance Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal, Legal Experts, Legal 500, Chambers Global and Chambers UK, particularly within the power sector where clients: state that he is a “brilliant negotiator” and a “go-to lawyer for major [energy] transactions” and “hail his ‘effective style and excellent commercial awareness’” (Chambers UK).
Chambers Global notes that: “he truly promotes and stands up for the client’s interest”
Legal 500 2012 reports that he: attracts “high praise” from clients.
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