Nina Howell is counsel in the Global Transactions Group at King & Spalding. She has extensive experience advising sponsors (including super-major international oil companies and independent oil and gas companies) on project-financed energy and infrastructure projects around the world, with a particular focus on LNG, cross-border pipelines, upstream joint ventures and other projects in the oil and gas sector. Ms. Howell's knowledge of the energy sector extends to electricity/power generation and renewable energy.
Prior to joining King & Spalding Ms. Howell spent three years in the projects and energy group in the London office of another US firm and more than five years in the projects and project finance group of a magic circle law firm which included a secondment to BP. She also spent time working in the legal department of the BG Group where she worked on a regasification project in Chile (Quintero) and an LNG project in Nigeria (OK LNG).
Recently Ms. Howell has been advising Gazprom on the South Stream Project, a cross-border pipeline to bring gas from Russia across the Black Sea to western European markets, with an estimated capital cost in excess of US$ 30 billion.
- "Gas Processing": Oil and Gas - A Practical Handbook 2009
- "Managing Risk in Cross Border Oil and Gas Pipeline Projects": Presentation to the Second Global Contract Risk Management for the Oil and Gas Industry, April 2008