Tom Bartlett is a partner in the Project Development & Finance Practice of Latham & Watkins' London office. Mr. Bartlett has advised on energy and infrastructure projects across the globe for over 20 years.

  • Project finance and development
  • Energy, power, and renewables
  • Mining and metals
  • Infrastructure
  • Space/Telecommunications
  • M&A
  • Debt restructuring

Mr. Bartlett's experience includes advising:

Recent/Current Transactions

  • The pathfinder ECAs on a US$20 billion Asian fully integrated LNG project which includes significant carbon reduction project
  • Lenders on a senior secured green term loan financing in connection with the expansion of a data center campus in Iceland which is wholly powered by renewable energy
  • RWE on project finance matters in connection with their joint venture with Masdar to develop 3 GW Dodger Bank South Offshore Projects
  • EIG on the financing arrangements in connection with the acquisition a 25% stake in Repsol Upstream, a newly-formed global exploration and production company comprising Repsol’s entire global upstream oil and gas business
  • An energy company on the development and project financing of a landmark carbon capture and sequestration project in the Middle East
  • An energy company on the development and financing of a biofuels project in the Middle East
  • The lenders on the proposed project financing of a gas fired CCGT power plant in the UK
  • The lenders on the proposed acquisition financing of multiple energy storage terminals across the globe
  • An energy company on a multi-billion dollar ECA framework agreement
  • A refinery company located in Saudi Arabia on the refinancing of its commercial bank debt
  • The lenders on the proposed acquisition financing of certain oil & gas assets located in Egypt
  • A trading company on the provision of mezzanine debt for a gas project located in Ghana
  • A confidential international marketer and technology licensor in a joint venture for the development of a project for the ownership, financing, construction operation, and maintenance of a world-scale greenfield propane dehydrogenation unit (PDH) and a polypropylene unit (PP) in Saudi Arabia

Project Development and Finance

  • Saudi Aramco on the US$12.5 billion project financing of the world-scale integrated Sadara chemical complex in Jubail Industrial City, Saudi Arabia*
  • Saudi Aramco on the US$2.3 billion partial refinancing of the US$8 billion SATORP refinery project, Saudi Arabia*
  • Nord Stream AG in connection with Phase 1 of the €9 billion Nord Stream gas pipeline project connecting the Russian and European gas grids which raised €6.5 billion of debt in the international project finance market*
  • JBIC and the international commercial banks in connection with the US$20 billion project financing of the Sakhalin II (Phase 2) integrated Oil & Gas and LNG Project in Russia*
  • Qatar Petroleum in the financing of the QGII LNG trains in Qatar*
  • Energean on its US$1.25 billion development financing of the Karish and Tanin fields, offshore Israel (and bond refinancing)*
  • Lenders to the US$1 billion Shenandoah Oil & Gas Development Project in the US Gulf of Mexico*
  • Noble Energy on the Leviathan gas project (including proposed gas offtake arrangements between Israel and Jordan)*

Acquisition Finance

  • Energean Oil & Gas plc on its acquisition of Edison Exploration & Production S.p.A. (Edison E&P) for US$750 million (including bridge facility and take-out financing)*
  • Harbour Energy and Chrysaor on the up to US$1.5 billion senior secured reserved based lending, together with a US$400 million junior facility, for the purpose of acquiring certain North Sea assets from Shell*
  • Mandated lead arrangers on a multi-million senior secured borrowing base facility for the purposes of financing the acquisition of assets by Trident Energy from Petrobras located in Brazil. This is the first reserve based lending to be funded in Brazil.*
  • Lenders to Trident Energy on an up to US$600 million senior secured borrowing base facility agreement for the purposes of financing the acquisition of assets located in the Republic of Equatorial Guinea*
  • Lenders to Cairn and Cheiron on an up to US$325 million senior secured borrowing base facility agreement for the purposes of financing the acquisition of Shell’s assets located in Egypt*

Satellite/Telecommunications Finance

  • The lenders on the proposed project financing of constellation of new satellites
  • A potential strategic investor on the acquisition of an interest in a satellite project
  • A syndicate of banks on the project financing of a new satellite for an Indonesian operator pursuant to a PPP arrangement, with credit support from BPIFAE*
  • A syndicate of banks on the project financing of MEASAT M3d satellite, with credit support from BPIFAE, UKEF, and Hermes*
  • A syndicate of banks on the project financing of the MEASAT M3b satellite, with credit support from BPIFAE*
  • Ovzon on the project financing of the launch and construction of a new satellite*
  • A satellite company based in Azerbaijan on its proposed satellite project financing from Export Development Canada*
  • BPIFAE Lenders and Ex-Im Bank in connection with the financing of the purchase of the Amazonas 3 Satellite by Hispasat Canarias. The financing consists of a term loan facility for up to €165 million, provided by JP Morgan Chase and guaranteed by Ex-Im Bank and a US$96 million credit facility with credit support from BPIFAE.*
  • BBVA, BNP Paribas, and Ex-Im Bank on the corporate financing of Hispasat S.A., a leading satellite operator which included a US$109 million credit facility guaranteed by US Ex-Im Bank and a US$69 million credit facility with credit support from BPIFAE*
  • A syndicate of banks including BNP Paribas, Natixis, Société Générale, Calyon, and Crédit Industriel et Commercial in providing a US$586 million credit facility to Globalstar, Inc., a leading provider of mobile satellite voice and data services, with credit support from BPIFAE*
  • DNB Bank ASA as mandated lead arranger and lender on the financing of the Arctic Satellite Broadband Mission. The project, which will benefit from support from the Norwegian Export Credit Guarantee Agency (GIEK), is being executed and will be operated by Space Norway, a state-owned limited company that is managed by the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries. Space Norway is building and launching two satellites designed to operate in highly elliptical orbits to offer mobile broadband coverage to civilian, government, and military users in the Arctic.*

Power/Renewables/Hydrogen

  • The lenders on the financing of a portfolio of UK power assets (including a biomass project)*
  • The lenders on the financing of the US$2.2 billion Riyadh PP11 independent power project in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia*
  • A fund on the project financing of a CCGT power project in the Netherlands*
  • The project company on the proposed financing of a green hydrogen project in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia*

Mining & Metals

  • On the financing of numerous greenfield smelters and expansion projects, including Sohar (Oman) and Sarawak (Malaysia)*
  • Project company on the proposed financing of a gold project in Kazakhstan*
  • Lenders on the financing of a steel project in Ukraine*

Corporate and Sovereign Lending

  • Saudi Aramco on its US$2 billion UKEF guaranteed corporate facility*
  • Yanbu Aramco Sinopec Refining Company (YASREF) Limited and its shareholders, Saudi Aramco and Sinopec on its US$4.7 billion syndicated loan facilities*
  • Luberef on its SAR$1.7 billion and US$150 million syndicated corporate loan facilities*
  • Saudi Aramco on its US$10 billion revolving credit facilities which are divided into two US dollar conventional tranches (in an aggregate value of US$7 billion) and two Saudi Riyal murabaha tranches (in an aggregate value of US$3 billion)*
  • Saudi Aramco on its US$10 billion term loan corporate facility*
  • Saudi Aramco on multiple corporate ECA framework agreements*
  • The commercial banks in connection with the US$10 billion sovereign facility for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia*

Reserve Based Lending

  • Lenders to Fieldwood Mexico in relation to the US$250 million phase 1 Ichalkil and Pokoch oil & gas development project, Gulf of Mexico*
  • HSBC Bank plc, IFC, and EBRD in connection with an up to US$200 million (US$500 million including accordion option) secured revolving reserves based lending facility to Cheiron Finance Limited in relation to its Egyptian Oil & Gas assets*
  • Lenders on the up to US$500 million reserves based lending facility in respect of Petroceltic International plc and its portfolio of assets in Romania, Algeria, Egypt, Italy, and Bulgaria (including advising on the debt restructuring)*
  • Standard Chartered Bank on the up to US$100 million senior secured term loan facility for the purposes of financing operating assets located in onshore Pakistan. This is the first reserve based lending to be funded in Pakistan.*
  • A private equity sponsor and an independent E&P Oil & Gas company on the proposed RBL development financing of a significant North Sea Oil & Gas field*
  • The mandated lead arrangers on the up to US$200 million reserve based lending in respect of a major gas field development in the Black Sea, Romania*
  • The mandated lead arrangers in respect of a US$200 million senior reserves based lending facility and a US$130 million junior facility provided to Core Energy AS in respect of a portfolio of assets located in the Norwegian Sea*
  • The mandated lead arrangers on the up to US$2 billion financing for POG B.V. (a Petrobras joint venture) in Nigeria*
  • Natixis and Glencore on the first ever reserve based financing in Mexico in connection with the acquisition by Petrolera Cardenas Mora (a subsidiary of Cheiron Holdings Ltd) of a 50% interest from PEMEX in Mexico of certain onshore oil & gas assets*
  • Energean on its US$180 million reserves based lending facility from EBRD and the Romanian ECA in respect of its Greek assets*

* Matter handled prior to joining Latham

Bar Qualification

  • England and Wales (Solicitor)

Education

  • LPC, College of Law, Guildford, 1999
  • CPE, College of Law, Guildford, 1998
  • BA, University of Leeds, 1997