John Balsdon is a partner in the London office of Latham & Watkins and part of the Project Development & Finance Practice. Mr. Balsdon primarily advises on energy finance with an emphasis on the oil and gas sector, advising clients on matters ranging from project financing to structured trade finance, prepayments, and reserve-based lending.
Mr. Balsdon has more than 25 years' experience, working in both emerging and mature markets, advising on some of the major pan-European and West African energy project financings taking place within the sector, as well as on all major financing needs across the energy value chain.
A recent career highlight includes advising on the project finance aspects of a US$7 billion oil and gas project in Ghana with ENI supplying gas for power generation, reportedly the largest single project Foreign Direct Investment inflow to Ghana since Independence.* This deal won the Project Finance International African Oil & Gas Deal of The Year in 2016.