“He has a great handle on the issues."

"Always proactive in finding solutions."

"A very good approach to clients and counterparties. This obviously comes from experience; he knows what he’s doing and he’s good at it.”

Chambers Global 2020

Christopher G. Cross

New York
  • 1271 Avenue of the Americas
  • New York, NY 10020
  • USA
 
 

Christopher Cross is a corporate and finance transactional partner in the New York office of Latham & Watkins and former Co-Chair of the Energy – Oil & Gas Industry Group. He is also a member of the Africa, Latin America, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity, and Project Finance Practices. Mr. Cross represents companies, government institutions, sovereign and private equity funds, and lenders in international joint venture, acquisition, project development, and financing transactions, primarily in the energy, extractive industry, and infrastructure sectors. Mr. Cross has executed transactions in more than 30 developing markets in addition to the core Americas, European, and Asian markets.

Mr. Cross was recognized in Chambers USA, where he was praised by clients as a “really good all-rounder” who is “very knowledgeable and has a lot of experience.” He was listed in Chambers Latin America, The Legal 500 US, and IFLR1000: Latin America as a leading energy and projects lawyer. He was also recognized by The Legal 500 Latin America as a key banking and finance lawyer.

Mr. Cross' experience includes representing:

  • Fluence Energy, Inc., an AES and Siemens battery storage solutions company, in QIA’s minority investment and its recent initial public offering
  • The sponsors in a JV with tax equity funding to sequester refinery CO2 in Permian EOR fields
  • A US utility in a landfill RNG capture and commercialization investment
  • Siemens AG in the GNA 1 and GNA 2 gas-to-power joint ventures with BP and Prumo and multi-tranche financing in Brazil
  • ArcLight Capital Partners in the auction acquisition from affiliates of Kinder Morgan and Brookfield of an interest in the NGPL natural gas pipeline network
  • Sellers Con Edison and Crestwood Energy in the auction sale of Stagecoach Gas Services storage and transportation business to Kinder Morgan
  • Enstructure in the acquisition of Patriot Ports marine terminal and logistics businesses
  • ContourGlobal on its acquisition of portfolio of operating power plants in the US and Trinidad and Tobago from Western Generation Partners
  • ArcLight in the acquisition and joint venture development of the Kings Quay and Delta House FPSOs and export pipelines
  • Pembina Pipeline in its acquisition of Kinder Morgan Canada, a company that transports petroleum products, and the US portion of the Cochin Pipeline from Kinder Morgan
  • An Asian sovereign investment and energy entity in the negotiation of LNG SPAs and limited partner equity investments in Freeport LNG
  • ArcLight in the acquisition of the TC Energy New England hydro portfolio
  • Infrastructure fund bidders for indirect equity in the Freeport, Golden Pass, and Cheniere LNG export facilities
  • Exxon Mobil and Qatar Petroleum in connection with the commercial arrangements in an integrated LNG production and export project in Qatar
  • ArcLight Capital Partners in the acquisition of BP’s interests in the Deepwater Perdido Regional Host
  • Energy Transfer Partners in the Rover Natural Gas Pipeline joint venture with Traverse Midstream and the holdco joint venture with The Blackstone Group; the Nederland Orbit ethane and propane storage, processing, pipeline, and export marine terminal joint venture with a Chinese partner; and other development projects with various ETP teams
  • Reliance Industries in the joint venture and capacity arrangements with Enterprise Products Partners for ethane processing, storage, transportation, and marine terminal export
  • ArcLight Capital Partners and Limetree Bay Terminals in the acquisition of the circa 30 million barrel shell capacity liquids storage facility and refinery complex of Hess/PDVSA on St. Croix, USVI and follow-on venture and commercial arrangements with BP, equity investment, debt financing, and operational transactions
  • The shareholders of NET Midstream, a Texas natural gas pipeline company in a US$2.1 billion sale to NextEra’s YieldCo
  • Antero Resources in acquisitions and joint ventures for natural gas and NGL gathering, fractionation, transportation and marine terminalling, sale, exchange, and marketing of NGLs in multiple markets
  • AMID and ArcLight Capital Partners in the acquisition of liquids and natural gas pipelines in the Gulf of Mexico from BP and the drop-down of multiple pipelines and fractionation facilities in transactions with MLP American Midstream
  • Pertamina in the JV and commercial arrangements for the expansion of three refinery and olefin complexes in Indonesia
  • Howard Energy Partners in the equity investment in and JV development and financing of the Texas/Mexico Nueva Era Pipeline
  • OCI in the acquisition, joint venturing, and on-going development of methanol, ammonia loop, and related production facilities, pipeline logistics, and marine infrastructure in Beaumont, Texas, and Iowa
  • Consolidated Edison Midstream in the joint venture acquisition of natural gas storage and transportation assets with Crestwood Midstream
  • ArcLight Capital Partners in the acquisition and operation of Associated Asphalt and Axeon Specialty products, two market-leading multi-state asphalt companies
  • WhiteWater Midstream in the joint venture acquisition, development, and mini-perm project financing of the Waha Connector and Aqua Blanca natural gas pipelines and development of gas processing facilities and expansions; sale to First Infrastructure; and various development joint ventures
  • Siemens in its equity investments in the Lordstown Energy Center, a FPSO and power plant in Brazil and an offshore wind farm
  • Bidders and joint venture partners in a range of oil and gas pipeline, terminalling, and storage acquisitions and ventures in Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, and Brazil
  • ArcLight Capital Partners in the equity investment in the greenfield design, construction, and operation, and subsequent project financing, of the Delta House FPS and transport line assets in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Ecopetrol in the development and potential project financing of a refinery and PE/MEG expansion of various legacy downstream facilities in Colombia
  • Representation of the Rowan Companies in a jack-up drilling rig joint venture with Saudi Aramco in Saudi Arabia
  • Fermaca in its joint venture with ONEOK Partners to construct a natural gas pipeline from the Permian Basin in Texas to Mexico, and in the development and financing of four natural gas pipelines in Mexico
  • The sponsors in the acquisition, development, and financing of airport, power generation, and transmission projects in Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Argentina, and Chile
  • Saudi Aramco in the Partitioned Khafji/Partitioned Neutral Zone Concession negotiation, Natural Gas Initiative, Motiva, PetroRabigh, Jubail, and Ras Tanura/Sadara transactions
  • ArcLight Capital Partners and NET Midstream in the investment in, capacity contracting for and follow-on US$600 million project financing of the Agua Dulce Pipeline
  • Calumet Specialty Products in refining, pipeline, transloading, and barge dock commercial arrangements
 
 
 
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