Joe McGladdery



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Joe McGladdery is a partner in the Maritime team based in London. A specialist in the offshore and LNG markets, Joe has direct industry experience having worked as general counsel for Qatar Gas Transport Company Ltd.

Joe advises high profile clients such as LNG owners and operators, offshore contractors, banks and other financial institutions operating in the LNG and offshore sectors on a broad range of commercial matters. These range from asset-backed finance transactions, joint venture structures, newbuilding programmes to the sale, purchase and leaseback and chartering arrangements of LNG vessels and offshore units, such as floating production, storage and offtake units (FPSOs/FLNG), floating storage and regasification units (FSRUs) and drilling units.

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    • Advising a joint venture on the terms of the commercial agreement for LNG shuttle and regasification vessels.
    • Advising an offshore contractor on the initial structuring and development of an FLNG project.
    • Advising the Royal Bank of Scotland plc in relation to the financing of the FPSO Turritella.
    • Acting for a joint venture on the construction, financing and charter of a semi-submersible drilling rig to Petrobras.
    • Acting for an offshore contractor in connection with (i) its EPC contracts and drilling contracts for a series of newbuilding Jack-Up rigs, (ii) a combined bank/bond debt programme for its take-out financing, and (iii) a subsequent sale and leaseback transaction to subsidiaries of SinoEnergy.
    • Acting for Commercial Bank of China on a Sinosure backed loan facility to facilitate the sale and leaseback of a newbuilding offshore accommodation barge.
    • Acting for Yemen LNG Company on its transportation requirements for the Bal Haf project, including the long term charter of four LNG carriers.

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Joe has authored a number of articles on developments and trends within the LNG and wider Offshore industry, including:

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