Nina Howell is counsel in the London office of King & Spalding and is a member of the firm’s global energy group. She has extensive experience advising a range of energy companies on energy and infrastructure projects around the world, as well as on cross-border pipelines, upstream joint ventures, unitisation and other projects in the oil and gas sector. Over the last eight years or so Nina has developed a particular expertise in the LNG sector, having advised on major LNG import and export projects across Africa, Australia, Europe, South America and the US. Nina also has extensive experience advising clients on acquisitions and disposals of interests in the energy sector, both by way of sale of share capital and asset sales.
Prior to joining King & Spalding, Nina spent three years in the projects and energy group in the London office of another U.S. firm and more than six years in the projects and project finance group of a magic circle law firm in London which included a secondment to BP. She also has in-house experience from her time working in the legal department of the BG Group.
In 2016 Chambers UK for Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas said that “Nina Howell impresses clients with her “extremely good understanding of the concepts” and her ability to “put them into plain language.” Sources say: “She’s a joy to work with and a very good lawyer.”
In 2015 Chambers UK for Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas said that Nina “provides fast turnaround times, practical solutions and quality results," and that “she is particularly well regarded for her practice in the LNG arena, where she has good knowledge of the industry.”
In 2014 the UK’s Legal 500 recognised Nina as “exceptionally knowledgeable and experienced” in the area of energy and natural resources.
Nina recently presented a seminar of energy security in the EU, which considered the role of LNG and shale gas in the EU’s future energy mix.